Posts published on August 10, 2011
MOODY’S WARNS STUDENT LOANS MAY BE THE NEXT FINANCIAL BUBBLE TO BURST
Record borrowing by college students who are graduating without jobs may lead to the next financial crisis, according to a recent report by Moody’s Analytics. “The long-run outlook for student lending and borrowers remains worrisome,” concluded the report, which came out in July. The article is in the Huffington Post.
Breaking New Ground: An Impact Study of Career-Focused Learning Communities at Kingsborough
By: Mary G. Visher and Jedediah Teres, with Phoebe Richman, Columbia University/Teachers College
This report presents findings from an evaluation of Kingsborough’s unique Career-Focused
Learning Communities program, the latest iteration in a series of learning community
models designed and implemented by the college. It consisted of two courses required
for a specific major and a third course called the “integrative seminar” that was
designed to reinforce the learning in the two other courses and to expose students
to information about careers in their selected major. No meaningful impacts on educational
outcomes were found for the full sample, but recent transfer students saw a modest
positive impact on credits earned during the program semester.
Learn more and download the report at: http://bit.ly/qizUxq