Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Is Bigger Better?

Second in a series on Montclair State.
Is Bigger Better?

Monday, November 28, 2005

Bonds to advance higher education

Bonds to advance higher education - University: "Discussions are farther along than expected concerning the proposed Higher Education Facilities Bond issue, said University President Richard L. McCormick at this month's University Senate meeting."

Detailed Look at Montclair State University

The Herald News will have a week long series on issues relating to the growth and development of Montclair State University.
Growing Pains

Monday, November 21, 2005

Foreign students less likely to come to U.S., New Jersey

International enrollment at the country's universities experienced its second year of decline in the academic year that ended in June, dipping 1.3 percent nationally. Closer to home, the number of foreign students at Rutgers-New Brunswick dropped by 6.5 percent - a distressing slide, administrators say.

In addition, among the top 20 states that attract international students, New Jersey experienced one of the largest losses in the 2004-05 school year, according to an annual report by the Institute of International Education.

One institution that has managed to buck the trend of declining international enrollment is Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck. There are 42 more students from other countries attending this fall, bringing the total to 953.

U.S. colleges feel effects of stricter visa rules

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Legislators make deal on extending Patriot Act

Legislators make deal on extending Patriot Act:

NJ angle: "The deal also would strip from the bill a provision contained in the House version that would have given states like New Jersey that face heightened risks of terrorist attacks a bigger chunk of the $3.3 billion in federal homeland security grants."

Library angle: "While making the 14 noncontroversial provisions permanent, the conferees agreed to sunset Sections 215 and 206 after seven years. The House bill had called for the provisions to expire in 10 years, the Senate in four."

Codey sets new ethics guidelines for higher ed officials

Presidents and governing board members of New Jersey public colleges and universities have 30 days to end business relationships with their institutions or resign, according to an executive order signed Wednesday by acting Gov. Richard J. Codey.
Codey sets new ethics guidelines

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

N.J. colleges, uniting online, create a single list of campus job openings

"Twenty-eight New Jersey colleges and universities came together yesterday to launch a Web site listing more than 1,700 job openings on their campuses. The New Jersey Higher Education Recruitment Consortium site (www.njherc.org) is free and includes listings for jobs from professors and administrators to lab technicians and kitchen staff."

The schools involved in the project are the College of New Jersey, Drew, Fairleigh Dickinson, Georgian Court, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey City University, Ramapo, Rider, Rowan, St. Peter's, Seton Hall, Stockton, Thomas Edison, William Paterson, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and several county colleges.

Star Ledger

Monday, November 14, 2005

MSU Holds Academic Integrity Week

Cheating, plagiarizing and lesser ethical offenses are definite concerns of the faculty, staff and students at Montclair State, said Michele Campagna, director of the university's New Student Experience office. Campagna helped coordinate the week's events, which included several lectures and discussions about academic honesty and ways to create an environment in which students are less prone to cut corners.

One of the week's discussions focused on whether the university should begin to use an Inter-|net database service called Turnitin.com to help professors detect plagiarism. Fairleigh Dickinson University and Rutgers University already make the service available to their faculty.

Several years ago, Montclair State checked into the service but decided against using it, said Luis Rodriguez, associate dean of library services for public services. Rodriguez said the library staff sees many students who come to the library in a state of panic before a paper is due.

Academic Integrity In Spotlight

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Greer Calls for $2-3 Billion Bond for NJ Higher Ed

Darryl Greer, executive director of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities, is calling for a $2-$3 billion bond referendum to expand the capacity of New Jersey colleges.
This time next year is right for higher education bond issue

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Governor Corzine

After the mud and the money has stopped flying, will Corzine be able to address some of the higher ed issues raised in the campaign, such as rising tuition and increasing the capacity of NJ state colleges? This NYT editorial suggests Corzine will have his hands full.
Despoiled Politics in New Jersey

Friday, November 04, 2005

Gubernatorial candidates outline education plans - Page One

Gubernatorial candidates outline education plans - Page One: "Both candidates seem to have an interest in slowing or ceasing what Democrat U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine's campaign has termed 'Brain Drain' - the lack of students who continue education within New Jersey beyond high school.

According to Republican candidate Doug Forrester's campaign, New Jersey ranks 45th out of 50 states in its public four-year enrollment per capita and would need to enroll 68,000 more students in order to reach the national average."