higher education http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Survey Of College Campuses Shows Many Do Not Investigate Sexual Assault http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/survey-college-campuses-shows-many-do-not-investigate-sexual-assault <p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says a <a href="http://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/SurveyReportwithAppendix.pdf">staff survey</a> of 440 colleges and universities regarding campus sexual assaults has found that 41 percent of those responding “have not conducted a single investigation in five years” despite allegations by possible victims.</p><p>That finding is disturbing, McCaskill told reporters Wednesday because it means those colleges "are saying there are zero instances of sexual assault, which is hard to believe."</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:14:32 +0000 Jo Mannies 37899 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Survey Of College Campuses Shows Many Do Not Investigate Sexual Assault For-Profit Everest College Closing In Earth City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/profit-everest-college-closing-earth-city <p><strong>Updated at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday with new Durbin comments:</strong></p><p>As part of a nationwide settlement with the federal government, the campus of for-profit Everest College in Earth City will be closing. The college has about 250 students, and they will be able to complete their courses, according to company spokesman Kent Jenkins. Everest stopped enrolling new students June 23, he said.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:44:47 +0000 Dale Singer 37884 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org For-Profit Everest College Closing In Earth City A St. Louis Answer To Low College Enrollment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-answer-low-college-enrollment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a junior in high school, </span>Ayont<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Young figured she’d go to Missouri State University to study nursing. It was the only college she’d looked at and she was sure she could get in. Then, she signed up for College Summit’s summer Peer Leader program.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:45:16 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37647 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A St. Louis Answer To Low College Enrollment Commentary: Teaching People To Search For Statistical Truth http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-teaching-people-search-statistical-truth <p>About four years ago I realized that, although my business statistics students were understanding the math fairly well, they didn't “get” the statistics part. When asked to apply their knowledge, they were fairly clueless. My challenge was to change that. But how?</p><p>That challenge had another prompt: In the book “Academically Adrift,” authors Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa provide strong evidence that a student only experiences small to nonexistent gains in critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing skills over the entire undergraduate college education.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:38:19 +0000 Mark Ferris 37429 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Teaching People To Search For Statistical Truth Patching The Leaks In High School To College Pipeline http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/patching-leaks-high-school-college-pipeline <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yvaunna Brown just graduated from Hazelwood West High School and feels like the future is wide open.</span></p><p>She’s thinking about community college, or maybe the University of Missouri-St. Louis is a better fit. Brown is dead set on one thing, though: becoming the first person in her family to go to college.</p><p>“And that’s pretty exciting,” Brown said. “That’s a big deal for me.”&nbsp;</p><p>It’s also daunting. Loads of paper work must be completed and the deadlines will start coming fast.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:14:01 +0000 Tim Lloyd 37298 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Patching The Leaks In High School To College Pipeline High School To College Transition Center Opens For A Second Summer In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/high-school-college-transition-center-opens-second-summer-st-louis <p></p><p>There’s a lot more to going to college than getting an acceptance letter. There’s finding financial aid and housing. There’s paying the first tuition bill and turning in immunization records. And then there is the big picture question of what college makes the most financial sense for your family.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:42:51 +0000 Camille Phillips 36501 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org High School To College Transition Center Opens For A Second Summer In St. Louis Missouri Senate Passes Budget Bills For K-12, Higher Education http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-budget-bills-k-12-higher-education <p>The Missouri Senate has so far passed five of the 13 bills that make up the state budget for next year.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:53:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35681 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Passes Budget Bills For K-12, Higher Education Missouri Senate Committee Begins Reviewing State Budget Passed By House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-committee-begins-reviewing-state-budget-passed-house <p>Budget writers in the Missouri Senate have begun their review of the state's spending plan for Fiscal Year 2015.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:49:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35112 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Committee Begins Reviewing State Budget Passed By House New Washington U. Provost Likes Being 'Mr. Inside' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-washington-u-provost-likes-being-mr-inside <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seated in his office on the second floor of Brookings Hall on the eastern edge of the Washington University campus, Provost Holden Thorp has a pretty good metaphor for what his job entails compared with that of university Chancellor Mark </span>Wrighton<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>“You can see the chancellor’s office is across the hall,” Thorp said in a recent interview. “His office faces the park and the Arch and downtown. My office is on this side and faces out to the old quad.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:36:30 +0000 Dale Singer 33773 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Washington U. Provost Likes Being 'Mr. Inside' Six Months In: A Look At New UMSL Program For Students With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/six-months-look-new-umsl-program-students-intellectual-developmental-disabilities <p>This past fall, a new educational program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities began at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The program, called SUCCEED, is a two-year residential program designed to help students build the skills needed to either find a job or enroll in a degree-seeking program.</p><p>The program is the brainchild of Deborah Baldini, the associate dean &nbsp;for the College of Arts and Sciences/Continuing Education at UMSL, and the president and CEO of St. Louis Arc, Kathy Meath.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:17:35 +0000 Camille Phillips 33812 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Six Months In: A Look At New UMSL Program For Students With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities