The faculty interview process can be stressful, but it can also be enjoyable as a candidate shares research and meets new colleagues, four university educators write in this commentary. They offer advice for tackling the job talk as well for as one-on-one and group meetings.
The US Education Department is reaching out to students affected by the closure of for-profit colleges and universities run by Education Corporation of America, which abruptly closed this month. The department is offering webinars and on-campus sessions to advise students how to transfer credits and enroll at new institutions.
Historically black land-grant universities would receive a funding boost as part of a farm bill passed by Congress and awaiting President Donald Trump's signature. The bill would end a provision that allowed HBCUs to carry over only a small amount of their extension funding each year, and would require states to report matching funds they are required to send to HBCUs.
Spelman College trustee Ronda Stryker and her husband, William Johnston, have donated $30 million to the historically black college in Atlanta to fund construction of its new Center for Innovation & the Arts. The gift is the largest ever given to the school by living donors.
The Graduate Management Admission Council admitted three new graduate business schools to its membership, bringing total membership to 225. The schools joining are ESCP Europe, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, and Xavier University. Read more.
The focus of the December GMAC Research Chart of the Month displays the percentage of GME alumni considering specific forms of continuing education. Learn more at GMAC Advisor.
Both male and female MBA graduates reported that they more than doubled their previous salaries after graduation, but gender pay disparities persisted, according to a Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey. However, women who entered technology fields reported an average 132% increase in salary, compared with men in tech who reported a 100% boost after graduation.
Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business is adding a flexible MBA program that allows students to learn online and attend on-campus immersive experiences six times a year. Similar hybrid and specialized programs also are offered at the business schools at Duquesne and Chatham universities and the University of Pittsburgh.
Graduates of US business schools make more than their counterparts who graduated from schools outside the US, mainly because they tend to take jobs in the US where a Graduate Management Admission Council survey finds that MBA salaries are the highest. Other research from GMAC shows international students increasingly see a US MBA degree as leverage for a higher salary in their home countries.
Arizona State University President Michael Crow says higher education doesn't have a debt crisis as much as it has a "completion crisis" that can exacerbate debt. In this interview, Crow notes that half the students who have gone to college since 1980 never graduated and recommends that institutions become more flexible to accommodate nontraditional students.