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Southeastern College named one of South Florida’s Top Workplaces

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. – Southeastern College has officially been named one of the 2020 Top Workplaces by the South Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper. Awarded yearly, the Top Workplaces award is a major accomplishment for organizations as it serves to recognize South Florida’s top employers and company cultures based on employee reviews. “This recognition is especially More Info »

University of Phoenix and Maricopa County Community College District announce 3+1 transfer program agreement

Agreement provides a cost-effective path to earning a bachelor’s degree PHOENIX, Sept. 21, 2020 — University of Phoenix and the Maricopa Community Colleges announced an agreement today that will allow graduates of MCCCD to more easily transfer their credits to University of Phoenix towards earning a bachelor’s degree. The 3+1 transfer program will allow students More Info »

UC Berkeley Admitted 42 ‘Well-Connected’ Students, Audit Finds – Patch

At least 64 students were wrongly admitted to UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UCSB on a basis of their family’s social status or wealth. CALIFORNIA — A California state audit revealed Tuesday that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy or well-connected students over the last decade. At least 22 More Info »

Ep. 22: A Model to Watch (Podcast) – Inside Higher Ed

The College of Health Care Professions is the largest producer of allied health graduates in Texas. Most of its students are Latino, Black and from lower-incomes backgrounds. We spoke with Eric Bing, CHCP’s CEO, to hear how the college and its students are holding up during the pandemic. Bing talked about how the college has More Info »

House approves stopgap spending measure to avert shutdown – Politico

The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to extend federal funding through Dec. 11, while punting the threat of a government shutdown until after the presidential election. The bipartisan vote comes hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin clinched a last-minute deal to include billions in nutrition assistance and trade relief payments More Info »

Faculty union to investigate 7 colleges over governance during the pandemic – Education Dive

Dive Brief: The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) on Monday announced it will investigate seven colleges over decisions made amid the pandemic that the organization says may have weakened academic governance. The seven institutions are Canisius, Keuka, Medaille colleges and Illinois Wesleyan, Marian, National and Wittenberg universities. AAUP will release the results of the More Info »

Can Colleges Rely on the CDC? – Inside Higher Ed

Colleges rely on guidance from a federal health agency that is operating, as one public health expert put it, “with two hands tied behind its back.” Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, college leaders have looked to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for guidance and have pointed to their adherence to CDC More Info »

Community colleges: Front and center in Biden’s plan – Community College Daily

Dr. Jill Biden returned to the virtual campaign trail on Tuesday to champion her husband’s proposal to make community colleges a central component of his education, workforce and economic plans, if he is elected president. Joe Biden’s plan for postsecondary education, which his campaign released almost a year ago, includes tuition-free community college for two More Info »

Campus reopenings linked to thousands of new daily coronavirus cases: report – Education Dive

Dive Brief: A new study suggests that reopening college campuses for in-person instruction may have fueled tens of thousands of additional coronavirus cases in the U.S. Researchers from several universities estimated that more than 3,000 new daily cases nationwide, on average, could be linked to colleges offering face-to-face classes, beginning around two weeks after instruction More Info »

More Bad News for the SAT – Inside Higher Ed

Hundreds of thousands of students who registered to take the exam in September or October will be unable to take it. Of the 334,000 students registered to take the SAT on Sept. 26, 183,000 will not be able to take the test. And of the 363,000 registered to take the SAT or the SAT Subject More Info »