As parents and students struggle to keep up with rising college tuition and take on greater burdens of debt, universities are being challenged to justify the ballooning athletic fees they tack on to the bill. Read More
Susan Adams, Forbes Staff A new national study has found that the more money parents pay for their kids’ college educations, the worse their kids tend to perform, at least when it comes to grades. Read More
Pile it on. It’s easy hide behind buzz words. Regent Hall is doing a fine job. He is performing his sworn duty with honesty, integrity and honor. Regents Hicks and Stillman are continuing poor form and are tarnishing the honor of the regents by continuing the controversy. It is time to let justice prevail. If there is an impropriety by requests, let there be hearings. If not, let regent Hall do his job. Read More
For higher education followers, one of the great lingering mysteries of the 83rd session is the fate of a special committee that was formed to look into governance issues at the University of Texas System. Read More
UT Austin to Expand Blended Learning Offerings to Improve Student Success and First-Year Experience Read More
Here you have it. The words straight from The Chairman; Gene Powell. I an excellent interview by Jake Silverstein of the Texas Monthly the Chairman expressed his thoughts on Higher education, the UT controversy, and how MOOCS are changing the face of America. A good read without the usual biased negative media slant on the regents.
Regents have offered high level of support, By Red McCombs Read More
By Megan Strickland, Alexa Ura of Daily Texan
Recent public battles over lack of oversight in the University of Texas Law Foundation threaten to bring substantial changes to a complex mechanism of private fundraising developed over several decades that has successfully raised billions of dollars alongside internal fundraising efforts. Read More
The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System I believe, seek a positive direction in the current controversy before the reputation of Texas is sullied by the ongoing smear campaign against them and Gov. Perry. Read More
Let’s take a temperate step back from the “shooting war” between the University of Texas regents and the president of UT-Austin. Read More
Lawmakers, Observers React to Tense UT System Meeting by Reeve Hamilton of Texas Tribune
Longtime employees of the University of Texas System said they could not recall a split vote on the board of regents, which has traditionally settled differences behind closed doors and presented a unified front. That changed on Wednesday, catching higher education observers and even some lawmakers off guard. Read More
Just in time to celebrate Open Education Week, here comes a new initiative, the School of Open, a learning environment focused on increasing our understanding of “openness” and the benefits it brings to creativity and education in the digital age.
Developed by the collaborative education platform Peer to Peer University (P2PU) with organizational support from Creative Commons, the School of Open aims to spread understanding of the power of this brave new world through free online classes.
We hear about it all the time: Universal access to research, education and culture—all good things, without a doubt—made possible by things like open source software, open educational resources and the like.
But what are these various communities and what do they mean? How can we all learn more and get involved? Read More
by Peggy Fikac
UT Law Foundation prez: ‘We were wrong, and we’ve stopped it’.
The president of the University of Texas Law School Foundation — taken to task by a state lawmaker over millions of dollars in forgivable loans given to attract faculty — said flatly Tuesday that the action was wrong and won’t happen again. Read More
The chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents on Friday released a statement defending his colleagues, some of whom were accused by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst of trying to micromanage embattled UT President William Powers.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ University of Texas System regents have ordered their schools to offer students a four-year fixed-rate tuition option by fall 2014. Read More
Guaranteed tuition plans and tuition freezes are also on the agenda for the regents’ two-day meeting, which they will convene Wednesday. Read More
There could be trouble for Powers in Sunday’s meeting. The tension is rising. Is this the last straw in a string of cover ups? You decide. Read the article by Kirk Bohls, Ralph K.M. Haurwitz and Randy Riggs of the American-Statesman Staff.
A prominent state senator is questioning the need for a rare Sunday meeting of the University of Texas’ governing board — a meeting prompted by the disclosure that Longhorns assistant football coach Major Applewhite was disciplined in 2009 for an inappropriate relationship with a student.
The University of Texas System plans to put up $5 million to join the EdX online venture, Read More
In 2011, during his first regular session, state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, filed a bill to repeal the state’s decade-old law allowing some undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates to attend public universities in Texas. Read More
The Huffington Post | By Tyler Kingkade
At the Texas Tribune festival, a three-day public policy forum in Austin, Perry said students who go to state universities should have the same tuition for their senior year as they do when they enter as freshmen. According to reports, Perry seemed intent to push for a tuition freeze in the next legislative session. Read More
by Megan McArdle
Mythomania about college has turned getting a degree into an American neurosis. It’s sending parents to the poorhouse and saddling students with a backpack full of debt that doesn’t even guarantee a good job in the end. With college debt making national headlines, Megan McArdle asks, is college a bum deal?
Why are we spending so much money on college? Read More
by Reeve Hamilton of texas tribune
In late August of 2011, both Brian McCall, chancellor of the Texas State University System, and Francisco Cigarroa, chancellor of the University of Texas System, laid out new visions for their systems.
University of Texas System Regents Thursday approved a plan under which presidents and other top officials at its 15 campuses could earn pay bonuses if graduation rates improve or donations increase. Read More
Universities such as MU are importing more students, and more tuition money.
By MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS
The Kansas City Star
By Jon Marcus Who’s boss? US governing bodies flex their muscles
Virginia president keeps her job, but once-inert boards are stirring nationwide. Read More
UC Berkeley announced Tuesday that it is joining the new online education website founded by Harvard and MIT that offers free, not-for-credit courses to a worldwide audience. The addition of UC Berkeley will give edX its first expansion into a prestigious public university and a foothold on the West Coast away from its Cambridge, Mass., base, officials said. Read More