Annual Digest of Statistics of 2009
The U. S. Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics has published its “Digest of Education Statistics, 2009”, an annual compilation that gathers data released over the last 12 months about all levels of education. The digest includes data on college enrollments, college graduates, spending patterns, education attainment levels, and faculty and staff employment statistics.
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AAHHE Dissertation Competition 2011
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) are proud to announce the Outstanding Dissertations Competition 2011. AAHHE and ETS recognize the significant need to increase the number of Hispanics receiving doctoral degrees, entering higher education on the tenure track, and eventually serving in faculty leadership and administrative roles.
By developing this competition, AAHHE and ETS are providing an opportunity to spotlight top doctoral students and, at the same time, are rewarding excellence in Hispanic student performance at the doctoral level. The goals are to encourage greater numbers of prepared students to enter and successfully complete doctoral programs and to enhance the quality of the dissertations they write.
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CUPA-HR Salary Survey
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) has released findings from its 2009-2010 Mid-Level Administrative & Professional Survey, and results indicated that there was no median base salary increase over last year for mid-level administrative jobs in colleges and universities.
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Rising to the Challenge
By Andrew P. Kelley, Mark Schneider, & Kevin Carey
This AEI report, Rising to the Challenge, acknowledges the reality that our success as a nation in meeting our college completion goals will be determined by how well we serve our Hispanic population. The authors document the fact that the status quo will not get us there: though some institutions do an excellent job of helping their Hispanic students earn a degree, many more fail to keep pace. The report offers policy recommendations at both the national and institutional levels that can improve college completion, but, equally important, the authors raise awareness of the need to better understand and serve Hispanic students in higher education.
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Noble Peace Prize Donated
President Obama announced the charities that will receive a portion of the $1.4 million award that comes with the Nobel peace prize. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation’s leading Hispanic scholarship organization, was one of several charities that were the recipient of a portion of the Noble Peace prize money. “These organizations do extraordinary work in the United States and abroad helping students, veterans and countless others in need,” said President Obama. “I’m proud to support their work.”
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Terms of Engagement
This study draws on the experiences of 87 African-American, Hispanic, and Native American men who were enrolled in developmental math courses at four Achieving the Dream institutions to find out more about what affects the success of men of color in community college. The fieldwork explored how students’ experiences in their high schools and communities, as well as their identities as men of color, influenced their decisions to go to college and their engagement in school. The students offered their perspectives in their own words in three rounds of focus groups and interviews during the 2007-08 academic year.
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