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Some Valuable Economic Benefits of Higher Education

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 1:07 PM

Lately, it's become fashionable to question the value of a higher education. After all, if Bill Gates has made millions of dollars without a college degree couldn't our upcoming generation have the same, or a similar level of success? Well, perhaps that approach worked for Bill Gates and maybe even...

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Beware the Gremlins in "Teacher Value Added" Models!

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 10:46 AM

One of the seductive new tools available to policy makers these days is the statistical device known affectionately as the "teacher value added model." What makes this device so seductive is its promise to identify exactly which teachers are performing well in the classroom and which ones are performing poorly.

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Combining Sinek, Ishikawa, and Collins to Discover Our University Identity

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 5:40 PM

The past year has brought a number of challenges to higher education. Here at McNeese, we --like most of our peer institutions across the nation -- are weathering a series of unprecedented cuts to our operating budget. One response to those cuts is to ask "Why us?" If funds are...

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Certificate Training: The Growing Win-Win Partnership Between Academia And Industry

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 5:57 PM

It might surprise you to learn that the second most popular credential awarded by a growing number of institutions of higher education -- after the ubiquitous bachelor's degree -- is not the master's degree. Nor is it the Ph.D. or any of a host of professional doctoral degrees. The trend...

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