Findings give boost to online classes The burgeoning movement to put more college classes online, which attracted the support of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology earlier this month, is getting another endorsement that may have an even greater impact: rigorous evidence that the computer can be as effective as the classroom. (The Boston Read more

Colleges Get Career-Minded Some liberal-arts schools are beginning to make career development a mission-critical aspect of the college experience, with everything from ramped-up career services to academic programs emphasizing real-world applications. (The Wall Street Journal) Marc Ostrofsky Spends $1.5M To Send His 5 Daughters To College We’re looking at roughly $60,000 to $70,000 per child per year,” Read more

More presidential action from MnSCU. Here’s the official announcement: Peggy Kennedy Appointed President of Minnesota State Community and Technical College The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees today appointed Peggy Kennedy as president of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, which has campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena. Kennedy has Read more

I’ve been out doing interviews today, so didn’t have time to post this morning’s news. Here’s Winona State University‘s press release: Scott R. Olson Appointed President of Winona State University Connie J. Gores to serve as interim president                The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees today appointed Scott R. Olson as Read more