Indiana University will be offering grants to in-state students starting next year to help lessen the impact of tuition increases.
Even as one of Knight’s most ardent critics during the latter half of his tenure at Indiana, I concur with the majority
of opinions expressed on the subject.
Independent Colleges of Indiana has launched a national search for its next CEO after Hans Giesecke left
to lead a college in Greece.
Harrison College, formerly Indiana Business College, hired its first provost and chief academic officer as the for-profit
educator experiences rapid growth.
For a city feverishly growing its technology and life sciences sectors, it seemed a bit anticlimactic last January when
Purdue University dedicated its new technology center with only one tenant. But the lone tenant in the $12.8
million complex, FlamencoNets, a high-tech telecommunications firm, is about to get some company.
Teresa Lubbers became Indiana commissioner for higher education on July 7 after serving 17 years as a Republican state
senator from Indianapolis. She says every Hoosier needs some college-level training. Lubbers got a running start on her new
job, having served as chairwoman of the senate education committee
for years. She also worked frequently at the commission’s downtown offices during May and June—after her predecessor
left but before the Legislature returned for a special session to pass a budget. Her new staff dubbed her SenComm.
Gov. Mitch Daniels failed to get the legislature to bite on his plan to lease out the Hoosier
Lottery in order to pay for two-year college scholarships. So he’s now he’s using $31 million in federal stimulus funds
to create a similar program for about 9,000 Hoosiers.
Fledgling attorneys face a legal industry in defensive mode, resulting in drooping employment figures.
Life has changed in higher education and changed very rapidly. The value of most endowments, just like our portfolios and
401(k)s, has plummeted. Today, institutions with the strongest bottom lines are likely to be those with strong management
and business plans that work in today’s economy.
Students going into and out of Indiana’s teacher education programs tend to score below average on standardized test scores.
And national data indicate the gap is entirely attributable to those headed into elementary education.
Most fund-raisers stumble into the profession, but within a decade the field could be populated by recent college graduates
who hold degrees in philanthropic studies.The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University soon will roll out a bachelor’s
degree that would be among the first of its kind. If all goes as planned, IUPUI would begin marketing the degree, granted
by the School of Liberal Arts, for the fall of 2010.
Ohio-based Franklin University’s move into the Indianapolis market sets up the potential for significant name confusion with
Franklin College, the liberal arts school 30 minutes south of Indianapolis.
At Purdue University, the quest for a new missile and spacecraft fuel has
brought together an oil-and-vinegar mix of rocket scientists and food scientists.