Archive for September, 2009

Is NBC’s Sitcom a friend or foe to community colleges?

2009 Sep 22
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Does NBC have a hit on its hands with “Community“? It appears it might. The new sitcom about students at a community college was the second-highest rated show of the night.  But as I blogged earlier this year, the question for higher ed is, “What impact will the program have on the image of the [...]

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Get Schooled

2009 Sep 9
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I attended the launch yesterday of “Get Schooled,” a new, five-year public engagement effort funded by the Gates Foundation in partnership with Viacom and several other corporate partners. Viacom committed an extremely rare 30-minute “roadblock” on all of their properties to broadcast a short film to officially launch the initiative. The film showed how the [...]

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College Rankings Go Global

2009 Sep 3
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Ben Wildavsky, a contributing consultant at Lipman Hearne, takes a closer look at the rise of rankings that compare colleges not just within countries but between them. The article examines how the expansion and change in ranking methodology could mean that American dominance of international college rankings may no longer be  guaranteed. International Studies: How [...]

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