The College Section is pleased to welcome you to NCTE's Annual Convention. This year's College Section program is diverse and exciting. All who will attend College Section programs will enjoy full spectrum of bold new works in poetry, literature, drama, composition, non-fiction and technology. With over 200 interactive sessions and activities, your greatest challenge will be to manage your excitement!
~Jude Okpala, Chair, College Section Steering Committee
The Chronicle of Higher Education - Is 2.08 Really the Loneliest Number? Sociologist Casts Doubt on a Study The Chronicle of Higher Education September 30, 2008 http://chronicle.com/daily/2008/09/4806n.htm
Can Higher Education Regulate Itself?
Colleges and accrediting agencies dodged a bullet this summer as Congress, enacting legislation to renew the Higher Education Act, shielded higher education from the U.S. Education Department’s efforts to step up federal regulation of how accreditors and, by extension, colleges ensure that students are learning. The legislation barred the education secretary from issuing regulations to dictate accreditors’ standards on student learning outcomes. Inside HigherED September 23, 2008 http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/09/23/accredit
New Questions on Women, Academe and Careers
In field after field, women either outperform or equal men — only to lag in key positions in academe (or in other careers that attract the highly educated). Identifying the causes for these gender gaps has become increasingly urgent as colleges find their enrollments increasingly female and some formerly male dominated fields struggle to attract enough talent. Inside HigherEd September 22, 2008 http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/09/22/women
WHY GO TO COLLEGE
This week, the U.S. Department of Education announced the launch of their new higher
education resource Web site, www.college.gov. The Web site is designed to motivate students to want to attend college, acting as a resource for high school students by providing information about planning, preparing, and paying for college. The site provides interested students with first-person accounts of college students who have faced—and surmounted—great challenges to attend college.