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The Best Online Master's Programs of 2020 - Investopedia

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The Best Online Master's Programs of 2020 - InvestopediaThe Best Online Master's Programs of 2020 - InvestopediaUW Students Learn How to Operate Drones in New Online Course | News - University of Wyoming NewsBachelor's Degree Center Releases National Rankings of History Degree Programs - PRNewswireThe Best Online Master's Programs of 2020 - InvestopediaPosted: 26 Oct 2020 12:58 PM PDT What Is an Online Master's Degree Program?An online master's degree program, is, as the name suggests, a graduate-level degree that can be completed partially or fully online. Other than where students are located, as online master's programs have matured, there are essentially no differences between classes offered virtually and in-person. Among the programs listed here, the professors, curriculum, assignments, and testing are all the same. Some online master's programs require attending the live lecture virtually, while others allow asynchronous viewin…

Colleges Slash Budgets in the Pandemic, With ‘Nothing Off-Limits’ - The New York Times

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Follow our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here.Ohio Wesleyan University is eliminating 18 majors. The University of Florida’s trustees this month took the first steps toward letting the school furlough faculty. The University of California, Berkeley, has paused admissions to its Ph.D. programs in anthropology, sociology and art history.As it resurges across the country, the coronavirus is forcing universities large and small to make deep and possibly lasting cuts to close widening budget shortfalls. By one estimate, the pandemic has cost colleges at least $120 billion, with even Harvard University, despite its $41.9 billion endowment, reporting a $10 million deficit that has prompted belt tightening.Though many colleges imposed stopgap measures such as hiring freezes and early retirements to save money in the spring, the persistence of the economic downturn is taking a devastating financial toll, pushing many to lay off or furlough employees, delay graduate admissions and e…

Will conversation turn to action when it comes to issues of racial equity in college admission? - Inside Higher Ed

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The barriers to admitting more Black students to the nation’s selective universities are numerous and well-known.Research shows college admission officers focus recruiting efforts on wealthy, predominantly white high schools.Black students are far more likely to attend high-poverty schools and to have less access to core college preparatory classes in math and science.Black students earn lower scores, on average, on standardized college admission tests such as the SAT and ACT.The wealth gap between white and Black families remains as wide as it was in 1968, hurting the ability of Black families to pay for test-prep courses and private college counseling services. And Black students leave college with higher amounts of student debt than white students, impacting both their college experiences and their future prospects.Legacy admission preferences favor wealthy white students, perpetuating long-standing inequalities in college access.And in some states, prohibitions on affirmative acti…

Felicity Huffman ends probation, completing her college admissions scandal sentence - USA TODAY

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CLOSE Actress Felicity Huffman is one of 13 parents who negotiated plea agreements in the college admissions scandal. USA TODAY More than a year and a half after the college admissions scandal first broke, "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman has completed her sentence. Huffman pleaded guilty in April 2019 to participating in the admissions scam by paying $15,000 to have someone correct her daughter's SAT to boost her score on the test. She has now completed supervised release, the final portion of her sentence, which also included jail time and community service, a source close to the family who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed Sunday evening to USA TODAY. During her sentencing in September 2019, Huffman teared up as she recalled driving her daughter to the Los Angeles testing center where the cheating occurred and described her "eternal shame" for not turning around. Her daughter's score improved to a 1420 as a result of the cheatin…

Best small college in every state | Personal-finance - Press of Atlantic City

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A big state school with a roaring football stadium and packed lecture halls is not the ideal college experience for everyone. Many degree-seekers prefer the intimate atmosphere of classrooms with less than 10 students, where professors are known by their first names, and there’s no long wait for office hours. Such tiny colleges are prevalent throughout small towns in America, and even in (or on the outskirts of) big cities. Many maintain the idyllic charm of well-manicured quads and gothic buildings, while others can cite the Rocky Mountains or Pacific Ocean beaches as draws to their community.Stacker compiled a list of the best small college in every state using rankings from Niche, released in 2020. In Niche’s 2021 Best Small Colleges, four-year colleges with under 5,000 students were considered. Wyoming is not included because Niche did not rank any small colleges in the state. However, we did include Washington D.C. Each college chosen includes its student-to-faculty ratio, gradua…

The Pandemic Pushed Universities Online. The Change Was Long Overdue. - Harvard Business Review

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The Pandemic Pushed Universities Online. The Change Was Long Overdue. - Harvard Business ReviewThe Pandemic Pushed Universities Online. The Change Was Long Overdue. - Harvard Business ReviewPosted: 29 Sep 2020 12:00 AM PDTExecutive SummaryPre-pandemic, there was already widespread acknowledgement that the traditional higher education business model is seriously challenged. Fall 2020 marks a clear inflection point as students, educators, and government leaders alike scrutinize the price and value proposition of higher education through the new lens of traditional classroom versus multiple modes of digital delivery. What's more, machine learning, SMS messaging, and AI are having a growing impact in optimizing student services and support. These technological developments make it imperative for college leaders and the policymakers who govern them to make digital transformation and technology a much more central strategic priority, especially when it comes to their core businesses: le…

Wallace State OTA program creates new opportunities for students - Cullman Times Online

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Wallace State OTA program creates new opportunities for students - Cullman Times OnlineWallace State OTA program creates new opportunities for students - Cullman Times OnlinePosted: 29 Jul 2020 12:00 AM PDT When COVID-19 sent students in all levels of education home to work on their studies online, clinical fieldwork for healthcare programs was also affected, and the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Wallace State was no exception.Without completion of the internships, students cannot complete their program, thereby delaying their graduation and entrance into the field. Rather than wait until things could get back to normal, Laura Smith, director of the Wallace State Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program, began working on finding other options for her students. Normally students would have been placed in traditional fieldwork sites such as clinics, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities where occupational therapists and/or occupational therapy assista…