higher education

Education
6:53 am
Thu March 14, 2013

IN Senate considering remediation bill

State lawmakers want to help ensure more students leave high school prepared for college classes by moving remediation out of higher education. 

The Senate Education Committee heard testimony Wednesday that 31% of Hoosiers students who graduated high school in 2010 and went on to a public college or university required remediation. 

Ivy Tech Vice President Jeff Terp says students who have to take remedial classes aren’t likely to continue.

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Education
8:58 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Gov. Pence meeting with higher ed administrators

Governor Mike Pence says he wants a conversation with the heads of the public colleges and universities to outline his goals. He says he wants to see innovation and affordability from higher education, and he wants those ideas brought forward.

“We’re going to be promoting legislation that encourages our publicly supported universities and colleges to do an even better job helping our young people achieve that objective of on-time completion and look for ways to make college more affordable.”

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Education
2:28 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Daniels outlines thoughts in letter to Purdue community

Purdue President Mitch Daniels
Credit Purdue University

As promised, Purdue President Mitch Daniels is letting the campus community know the direction he’d like to lead the university. Daniels released an open letter to students, faculty and staff Friday.

In it, he recaps the research he’s done on higher education since his appointment by the board of trustees. He wants an open discussion on some themes he’d like to address. Those are: excellence, affordability, shared governance, engagement, open inquiry, and common purpose. One specific area is boosting graduation rates.

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Government
8:43 am
Fri October 19, 2012

IN lawmakers examine college courses for inmates

The Indiana Department of Corrections may soon gain the authority to approve the educational courses inmates can take for degree credit under a change proposed in a legislative study committee. 

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General News
3:23 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Contract negotiations between Purdue and Daniels ongoing

The Purdue Board of Trustees and President-elect Mitch Daniels continue to work on terms for his contract.

The two sides met recently to discuss terms. Daniels is set to take over in January as the university’s next leader after his term as governor ends.

He says he’s working specifically with one of the trustees and expects an agreement soon.

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Education
9:24 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Daniels outlines higher education vision

Purdue’s president elect says he is using criticism to learn more about the school and his position.

Mitch Daniels says he is not trying to silence those concerned with his hiring, but work with them to make the university better.

“If this selection ultimately proves to be a wise one for Purdue, and I am going to do all I can to make that case, then it might well be at a time because at a time of great difficulty for higher ed," he said, "a person who brings some experiences that are complementary might prove to add some value.”

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Election & Politics
11:40 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Ellspermann talks jobs during stop in Lafayette

The Indiana GOP lieutenant governor candidate is touting her ticket's pro-business policies.

Sue Ellspermann participated in a jobs roundtable at Fairfield manufacturing in Lafayette Wednesday morning. She says students of today need to be better prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.

Ellspermann says if she and Mike Pence are elected, they would support proposals to encourage college undergraduates to complete their degrees in four years.

She says those in high school need to be made aware of alternatives to college that will still prepare them for the workforce.

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Education
10:19 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Purdue President France Cordova interview

France A. Cordova
Smithsonian Institution

WBAA's Mike Loizzo talks with Purdue President France Cordova about her five years leading the university and her future plans.