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How 4 Types of Families Approach Paying for College

chronicle.com — Families may agree college is an investment, but it's one they approach with different priorities and varying degrees of preparation.
Jul 31, 2014

.@becksup breaks down the four different types of “personas” & their approach for paying college: shar.es/LhO7c via @chronicle

In N.C., Debate Over an Aid Freeze-and What It Means to Be Affordable

chronicle.com — Affordability is the aim of countless proposed higher-education policies. The question is, affordability for whom? In North Carolina, that's what the university system's Board of Governors is trying to sort out. The board is considering a policy that would cap the amount of tuition revenue the state's public universities could put toward need-based financial aid.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @becksup: When people say public colleges should be affordable, do they mean for low-income students, or middle-income ones? bit.ly/1txKgoc

Adjuncts Welcome Congress's New Interest in Their Working Conditions

chronicle.com — Advocates for adjuncts who have long sought more data about their working conditions on campuses have gotten the attention of Congress. Legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is now pending before the Senate would require colleges to collect and report more information about their part-time instructors.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @chrondata: Bill would require colleges to report data on percentage & types of courses taught by adjuncts, via @SaraJerde: http://t.co/…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @chrondata: Bill would require colleges to report data on percentage & types of courses taught by adjuncts, via @SaraJerde: http://t.co/…