Posts Tagged ‘tuition’

June 13th, 2012 - 11:06 pm § in Politics

Inslee and McKenna take very different positions on higher education

After experiencing  THE GRIM, ANTI-ACADEMIC ATMOSPHERE OF THE STATE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION, I am becoming utterly confused by the governor’s race. I am very troubled and want to ask myself what Thomas Jefferson  would do? Is this another choice between centrist conservatives .. like Washingto[...]

February 14th, 2012 - 5:17 am § in Schools & Colleges

Privitization of UC Berkeley

A closer look at UC’s “tuition-free golden past” and who’s financially hurting today by Bob Jacobsen, professor of physics |Berkeley Blog Tom Hayden recently wrote an article, entitled “We Can’t Afford to Be Quiet About the Rising Cost of College,” in the Chronicle of Higher Education.[...]

December 15th, 2011 - 2:46 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science

NIH budget maintained at the price of loss of student tuition support.

Congress Would Raise NIH Spending and Maintain Maximum Pell Grant, but at a Cost By Kelly Field Washington Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced a spending bill for the remainder of the current fiscal year that would increase funds for the National Institutes of Health by 1 per[...]

October 10th, 2011 - 12:53 pm § in Schools & Colleges

from the Berkeley Blog: A Different Funding Model

from the Berkeley Blog An alternative funding model to support higher ed excellence Andrew Szeri, professor of mechanical engineering | 3/30/10 | 4 comments | Leave a comment Cuts in state support and the subsequent increases in fees are leading many students to take out loans. This is very regretta[...]

September 18th, 2011 - 11:57 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Work Study:Free Tuition in Kentucky College


June 11th, 2011 - 6:12 am § in Schools & Colleges

Seven Breakthrough Solutions for Higher Ed in Texas

from Huff Post AUSTIN, Texas — When barbecue research is second-guessed in Texas, the turmoil in higher education must be getting serious. Responding to soaring tuitions and sagging graduation rates, a conservative policy foundation and Republican Gov. Rick Perry have stirred a tempest on Texa[...]

April 9th, 2011 - 6:58 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, UW

We’re headed, rapidly, toward the total privatization of the UW. The good news is there won’t be this in-state, out-of-state controversy anymore. It will be pure meritocracy, equally expensive to all (unless you qualify for financial aid).

from Seattle Times’ Danny Westneat: You know how the UW is turning away local valedictorians in favor of high-priced, out-of-state students, and everybody’s gone Husky purple with rage? “This is an outrageous and egregious abuse of power,” read one of the 700-plus Web comment[...]

March 21st, 2011 - 1:09 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Follow up: Is the loss of faculty jobs justified by magical new technology?

Academic Salaries?  Not so Golden! Earlier today, I posted on the $700,000 salary of the President of an online only, no faculty university called Western Governors University.  How does President Mendenhall justify such a salary?  His  website suggests he can do this because he claims not to ne[...]

March 6th, 2011 - 9:16 pm § in Schools & Colleges

COLLEGE PRESIDENTS: Solve budget crisis = online ed, drop tuition “discounts,” end tenure.

Ed. As the UW Presidential Search continues with little apparent faculty input, this survey of sitting presidents is very disturbing.  The bottom line is that these CEOs seem to have no interest in academic quality, whether that means addressing the increasing issue of remedial classwork or the nee[...]

March 2nd, 2011 - 8:37 am § in Uncategorized

Other UW to go private?

Ed.  This has been coming for some time and may be coming to the UW near you!  The issue is not just giving UW (either one) the ability to raise tuition.  Privatiziing public ivies will inevitably mean decreasing access to students from our own state(s). See other TA posts on privatization. March[...]