10,000 American Students Enrolled in Canadian Universities Thanks To “More Affordable” Tuition & Fees

10,000 American Students Enrolled in Canadian Universities Thanks To “More Affordable” Tuition & Fees

New data show American students are showing an increased interest in outside colleges and universities as tuition rates rise in the United States. The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada said tuition costs for international students there ranged from about $14,000 to $26,000 last year, a McClatchy report published in the Tampa Bay Times said. In […]

Do Falling Enrollments Signify A Shift in Public Attitudes About The Importance of A College Degree?

Do Falling Enrollments Signify A Shift in Public Attitudes About The Importance of A College Degree?

by Karen Herzog An annual survey of colleges and universities found that a growing number of schools face declining enrollment and less revenue from tuition, particularly smaller, tuition-dependent schools and lower-rated universities with less ability to raise prices or attract students. The survey released January 9, 2013 by the credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service found […]

IRS Scrutinizes How Colleges Calculate Adjunct Hours

IRS Scrutinizes How Colleges Calculate Adjunct Hours

The Internal Revenue Service put colleges and universities on warning with new proposed rules issued this month, warning them not to skimp when counting the hours adjunct faculty work. The guidelines from the IRS could be critical to ensuring whether part-time college instructors receive health care benefits as new Affordable Care Act laws take effect. […]

Paychecks Come Late (Again) & PTers Launch Public Food Drive In Response

Paychecks Come Late (Again) & PTers Launch Public Food Drive In Response

Food drives have become increasingly common in the aftermath of the Great Recession. But the drive launched at Kalamazoo Valley Community College January 11th is a little different: People are bringing in food and gift cards, not to help out strangers in need, but their coworkers. “The full-time faculty have been wonderful. They were the […]

Is Teaching 12 Credits A Reason to Grouse? College Ups FT Faculty Course Loads to Save on Adjunct Pay

Is Teaching 12 Credits A Reason to Grouse? College Ups FT Faculty Course Loads to Save on Adjunct Pay

Proposed work loads for full-time University of Toledo professors would force most to teach more and would likely increase sizes of many classes and reduce course offerings. The new teaching-load criteria, presented to deans and department heads by university administrators, are a response to impending financial deficits that only can be fixed by major structural […]

Adjunct Launches Profology—A Social Network for Higher Education

Adjunct Launches Profology—A Social Network for Higher Education

Bob Ertischek’s experience as an adjunct faculty member at area colleges gave him the idea for Profology, a social network for people working in higher education. It’s a place for college instructors to share information, regardless of where they’re located. And students aren’t allowed. Ertischek, 49, is currently an adjunct professor at Monroe Community College, where he […]

More Colleges Cut Adjunct Hours to Potentially Avoid Health Coverage Under Obamacare

More Colleges Cut Adjunct Hours to Potentially Avoid Health Coverage Under Obamacare

by Sy Mukherjee Four public colleges and universities — Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County, Ohio’s Youngstown State University, and New Jersey’s Kean University — are planning to move adjunct and “contingent” faculty members to part-time status in order to avoid an Obamacare provision requiring businesses with 50 or more full-time […]