Brenda Mitchell—Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
Prince George’s Community College—Largo, Md.
United States
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e-Headlines for April 16, 2014

Compiled each weekday by CASE staff, e-Headlines summarize advancement-related news from leading U.S. and international sources. CASE archives e-Headlines for 10 business days.

 

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Innovation: ‘Allocate resources for research’
Express Tribune

Former Higher Education Commission chairman Dr Attaur Rehman on Tuesday called on the government to allocate more resources to science, technology, research and innovation.

 

Soaring tuition costs force students to work more hours: analysis
CBC News

Many university students have to work double, triple and in some cases six times the number of hours in minimum-wage jobs to afford tuition costs compared to 40 years ago, according to Statistics Canada data analyzed by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

 

Citing grade inflation in high schools, elite program boosts its own marks
Globa and Mail

The prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma program is boosting the worth of its marks for its graduating high-school students, responding to what it sees as grade inflation in provincial education systems.

 

Community college uses gaming to bring real-world relevance to courses
Campus Technology

Lambton College is developing a pilot program to test out gaming in six of its courses — including first-year math, electrical circuits, and hair removal — to see if the use of game-playing improves attendance rates and student engagement. Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, an hour north of Detroit, is working with developers at education technology company Desire2Learn to develop the games. The program is expected to be introduced to students in fall 2014.

 

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