Posted june 18, 2013
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Education: What Numbers Count (Huffington Post) (external link)
When calculating graduation rates or student populations, which numbers technically count or really even matter?
Textbook Transparency and Pricing (Inside Higher Ed) (external link)
College tuition apparently isn’t the only thing increasing, nor is it the only topic of conversation when it comes to regulation. The cost of college textbooks can have a substantial effect on students’ college financial planning.
Getting More Bang for the Buck in Higher Education (The NY Times) (external link)
With consistently rising tuition and student loan interest rates, is there a more cost-effective way to get a good education without going broke?
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College is Over in Oklahoma — Now What? (The Oklahoman) (external link)
There are no more registration dates, finals, or papers to write or research. So what happens when students graduate with no plans in sight?
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn Loses Bid to Change Student Loan Rates (The Oklahoman) (external link)
Students with loans must continue to hang in the balance to see if their interest rates will increase and, in some cases, double.
Department C: for Completion (Archives)
Obama: Rising College Costs Hold Back Middle Class (The Oklahoman) (external link) (originally posted: June 3, 2013, edition)
In an effort to prevent an increase in student loan rates, President Barack Obama appealed to Congress to make a positive decision for middle-class college students.
Enrollment Decline Picks Up Speed (Inside Higher Ed) (external link)(originally posted: May 28, 2013, edition)
The number of students enrolling in college is declining more and more quickly, mostly for financial reasons.
Department E: for Electronic (Archives)
MOOCs as a Lightning Rod (Inside Higher Ed) (external link) (originally posted: June 3, 2013, edition)
Is there hidden potential in the use of MOOCs?
Free E-textbooks Could Save Oklahoma College Students Hundreds of Dollars (The Oklahoman) (external link) (originally posted: May 28, 2013, edition)
Calling all iPads, e-readers and computer tablets. One Oklahoma college is providing electronic textbooks to help save students money.
Faculty Backlash Grows Against Online Partnerships (The Chronicle of Higher Education--login required) (external link) (originally posted: May 13, 2013, edition)
Many professors speak out against the rapidly changing delivery methods of higher education.
Not a Hand Up (Inside Higher Ed) (external link) (originally posted: May 7, 2013, edition)
Online courses may be convenient, but are students finishing their online degrees?
Glen Johnson - Future of Higher Education in Oklahoma (Oklahoma Horizon) (external link)
Chancellor Glen Johnson speaks to the future of higher education in Oklahoma.
Colleges Prepare for Automatic Federal Budget Cuts (NPR) (external link)
Learn more about how colleges and their respective students may be affected by the federal budget cuts initiated on March 1.
OCAN Kick-off and Media Conferences
Tuesday, July 23, 10 a.m., State Capitol Blue Room
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m., Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Glen D. Johnson Student Union
Thursday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m., Cameron University, McMahon Centennial Complex, McCasland Ballroom
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m., Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Commons area