In Footfall, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, aliens resembling miniature multi-trunk elephants invade Earth. It's a fun story of aliens who operate with a herd mentality in conflict with humans and struggling to understand how an individual can exist without the herd. It is a fascinating... [More]
I hope everyone has had a good week. There were a number of articles that I think you should be aware of, in the event you missed them.
Lumina's released its update to the Degree Qualifications Profile (InsideHigherEd story) and Chronicle story.
"Today, at an event here in its hom... [More]
Christopher Newfield, a professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has written a fairly stunning review of both Academically Adrift and Aspiring Adults Adrift. Rather than challenge the data or findings, he challenges their facile interpretation.... [More]
On September 25, 2014, InsideHigherEd (and others) reported that cohort default rates had dipped slightly from 14.7% to 13.7% representing 650,000+ defaulting individuals who entered repayment between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011. On the surface, this is good news. Howe... [More]
To those of you who are Reports Coordinators you should have received an e-mail on Monday, September 22nd from your SCHEV Research liaison notifying you that we will be adding only two new tuition codes for existing tuition provisions starting with the 2014-15 collections. T... [More]
Another Council meeting is done and we are moving towards finalizing a statewide strategic plan for higher education, as required by law. Also, Certification via the Institutional Performance Standards and Level II metrics is done. Thank you all for your cooperation and work on this project.... [More]