Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system chancellor Steven Rosenstone has announced the start of the statewide jobs-skills survey he has talked about in weeks past. MnSCU, along with the state Chamber of Commerce and Minnesota Department of Employment, is  performing a joint “Workforce Assessment” to analyze the “state’s skills gap.” (I’ve posted on some Read more

5 from Southern Miss pep band disciplined  Southern Mississippi has revoked the scholarships of five members of its pep band who took part in the heckling of a Kansas State basketball player from Puerto Rico at last Thursday’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament game. (Associated Press via University Business) Just because it doesn’t feel productive You might spend a lot Read more

Universities Turn to Outsourced Professors to Cut Costs Although colleges argue that outsourcing professors and academic programs are beneficial to both the students and the school, some worry this cost-saving measure can  taint a school’s reputation and take away from the students’ learning experience. (Fox News via University Business) Community colleges downsize programs Community colleges across the Read more