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Thanks Dan. I'll will forward it to some newspaper colleagues.

Reggie Jean
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Subject: FW: Webinar: How U.S. Higher Ed Can Catch-up | 5-20-09 1:30 pm EDT

 

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Subject: Webinar: How U.S. Higher Ed Can Catch-up | 5-20-09 1:30 pm EDT

 

 

 



 

 <http://hechinger.tc.columbia.edu/default.aspx?pageid=3163> How U.S. Higher
Ed Can Catch-up: A Webinar

 

May 20, 2009

1:30 pm EDT 

 

Application Deadline: May 19, 2009

 

Apply Online <http://hechinger.tc.columbia.edu/default.aspx?pageid=3163> 

 

 

We will try to answer: 

.               What are U.S. strengths and weaknesses in higher education
and where is improvement most needed?

.               Why do some countries achieve high rates of attainment
without spending more per student than others?

.               How can we transform our community colleges to meet Obama's
challenge and lead the world in graduate rates?

.               What does the U.S. need to do to improve our degree
completion rates and what programs should journalists examine?

.               How can we increase enrollment when many public colleges are
financially strapped and limiting access?

 

 


Program Description:

Speakers include:


President Barack Obama vows that the United States will lead the world in
college graduation rates by 2020, but a new report by Arthur Hauptman finds
the U.S. lagging behind nine other countries when it comes to degree
completion, spending on research and financial commitment to higher
education. This webinar will help journalists understand and ask questions
about what strategies are being used internationally, how the trend can be
reversed despite a faltering economy and what both two and four-year-old
institutions must do to catch up.

 

.         <http://www.education.wisc.edu/eps/faculty/rab.asp> Sara
Goldrick-Rab,  <http://www.education.wisc.edu/> University of
Wisconsin-Madison

 

.         <http://hechinger.tc.columbia.edu/default.aspx?pageid=3234> Arthur
Hauptman, author, "
<http://hechinger.tc.columbia.edu/default.aspx?pageid=3234> Cost,
Commitment, and Attainment in Higher Education"

 

.
<http://www.jff.org/Content/About+JFF_Staff_Nancy+Hoffman_Profile.html>
Nancy Hoffman,  <http://www.jff.org/index.php> Jobs for the Future


 

 


 

 

 

Apply Online <http://hechinger.tc.columbia.edu/default.aspx?pageid=3163> 


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