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2/15/2019

A survey finds that 80% of students in Generation Z -- those between ages 14 and 23 -- say they believe in the value of a college education and only a quarter say they can have a good career without a degree. The data also show that while this cohort prefers learning via video, only 26% preferred online classes.

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eCampus News
2/15/2019

Combining three major rankings lists, Poets & Quants has produced a composite ranking of executive MBA programs in the US that puts The University of Chicago Booth School of Business on top, followed by Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. In this commentary, editor John Byrne, recommends all ranking criteria be carefully scrutinized before students apply to a program.

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Forbes
2/15/2019

Acceptance rates at the top 10 US business schools increased 1.2% in 2018, while applications dropped nearly 6%, according to an analysis. Alex Min, CEO of The MBA Exchange, says the numbers mean business school is more accessible now than in years before.

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Poets & Quants
2/15/2019

Effective leaders use both a reflexive mindset, which allows for quick decisions in a fast-paced environment, and a reflective mindset, which looks at the big picture. "Greater reflective leadership may be the way forward, along with the argument for going a little slower now so we can go much faster in the future," writes Julie Winkle Giulioni.

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Julie Winkle Giulioni
2/15/2019

A report from the US Education Department's inspector general's office has found that the Federal Student Aid office has been lax in overseeing the companies that service approximately $1.4 trillion in federal student loans. Education Department officials disputed the report, which found servicers failed to inform borrowers of repayment options and miscalculated monthly payments.

2/15/2019

Despite efforts to diversify STEM fields, a report by the American Council on Education shows 12.5% of black students earning a bachelor's degree in 2016 had a STEM focus, compared with 20.5% of white students and 34.7% of Asian students. The gap also was reflected in graduate degrees, the data show.

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Education Dive
2/15/2019

A report shows a decline in full-time faculty hires at public master's and doctoral institutions between 2008 and 2016, compared with the relatively steady hiring practices at public baccalaureate institutions over that time. George Mehaffy of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities says master's and doctoral colleges have been hit harder by funding cuts than public flagship universities.

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Inside Higher Ed
2/15/2019

Educause's annual teaching and learning survey found that overall top concerns among higher-education leaders include faculty development and online and blended learning. Providing more faculty training was a top priority at colleges focused on granting associate and master's degrees, while "digital and information literacy" was a top-ranked issue among bachelor's degree-focused institutions, the data show.

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Campus Technology
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EDUCAUSE
2/15/2019

Central Michigan University has surpassed its fundraising goal of $100 million set in 2015 at the start of its Fire Up for Excellence campaign. Money raised from the campaign, that was set to end in 2022, will be used to support scholarships and other programs, officials say.

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Central Michigan University
2/15/2019

Updated with the latest numbers, GMAC's Key Diversity Statistics series provides your school with timely market intelligence to execute on your recruitment goals. Learn more on GMAC Advisor.

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