Higher Ed Round-up: from this week’s Houston ChroniclePosted: August 22, 2010
Here are a few items of interest:
–Rick Casey, in his Sunday column, had an excellent discussion of the ten-percent rule, and its implications for prospective college students across the state. Find it here.
–It’s conventional wisdom among college administrators and faculty that colleges want their students living and studying on campus. Sociologist Ruth Lopez Turley, now at Rice, is examining more closely the effects of residential living on students at a wide variety of schools, and finding the effect is not as dramatic as you might expect. Read her interview with Jeannie Kever here.
–Another piece from Jeannie Kever, this time on Texas universities’ efforts to improve their 4-year graduation rates. The UH CTE seems to be briefly alluded to as a “faculty led effort to improve teaching.” Find it here.