Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
South Jersey Colleges Bracing for Budget Cuts
“We had a committee that looked both at cuts and additional revenue sources,” Rowan spokesman Joe Cardona said. “The president has reviewed the list and will present his recommendations to the board of trustees in July.”
Herman Saatkamp Jr., President of Richard Stockton College announced at this month's Board of Trustees meeting, that salary increases based on performance would be eliminated and that he also would not accept an increase.
Kean University Welcomed as iTunes U Campus
NJCU Receives Smart Growth Award
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
William Paterson University Voices Concerns
Sources: Some state aid to colleges will be restored | Home News Tribune Online
The restoration, like much of the budget, is still the subject of last-minute negotiations that include wrangling over a proposed sales tax hike."
Officials Warn Double Secret Probation Is Next
The move will not affect the university's ability to grant degrees, but is another black eye for an institution that remains the focus of an ongoing federal investigation."
Monday, June 26, 2006
Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/26/2006 | N.J. colleges brace for new cuts
Friday, June 23, 2006
Brookdale Instructor Questions Necessity of Kean-OCC Partnership
The partnership will feature the construction of a $60 million dollar classroom building which will support a variety of degree granting programs. Kamin also points out that the Kean-OCC alliance may duplicate programs already offered by the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity, a consortium of local colleges such as Brookdale Community College and Georgian Court University.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Corzine Says He Will Veto Budget With No Tax Rise - New York Times
Corzine Says He Will Veto Budget With No Tax Rise - New York Times:
Report :: Flunking Out: New Jersey's Support for Higher Education Falls Short by Anastasia R. Mann and Mary E. Forsberg
Inside Higher Ed :: Pruning in the Garden State
In a year in which virtually all states are expected to increase spending on public colleges, some of them significantly, New Jersey’s colleges are facing proposed cuts of more than $300 million, which would reduce state support for some campuses by a third and have led at least one college to warn of furloughs and layoffs.
Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/22/2006 | Crucial colleges can't endure even a smaller aid cut
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Colleges Agree to Keep It Clean, Keep It Green
In a statement at yesterday's signing ceremony held at Rutgers, New Brunswick, EPA Regional Administrator Alan J. Steinberg said, “Given that universities are preparing our future leaders and professionals, it is critical that they set a good example of responsible stewardship of the environment.”
Friday, June 16, 2006
Rutgers approves land sale to Schiano
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Rutgers students petition for funds
Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan, D-South Plainfield, said he hopes to restore about $150 million of the college cuts and supports Corzine's sales tax increase to help get the money."
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Rutgers and Atlantic Cape Community College Reach Out to Shore Residents
Star Ledger/June 1, 2006/Monmouth U. Initiates Four-Year Degree in Real Estate
Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/14/2006 | Creating jobs in a job-hungry city
One example of that is the Rutgers-Camden Technology Campus Inc., a mixed-use business incubator that is generating the jobs, new business and innovations needed to create a diverse economic base."
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
WSJ.com - Science Journals Artfully Try To Boost Their Rankings
TCNJ considers one-week layoffs
Monday, June 12, 2006
Hope for Higher Ed?
Nursing Program Flourishes at GCC
The future looks very bright for GCC nursing grads.
According to a recent article published in the Gloucester County Times, "In 2005, of GCC graduates seeking employment, 100 percent reported job offers within 2 to 3 weeks after licensure, according to college officials. Starting salaries for nurses range from $42,000 to $50,000 per year, college officials reported. "
Among the reasons cited for the program's success is instructor Nancy Hall's unique curriculum which includes preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam. Hall's curriculum now serves as a model for other programs at GCC and for nursing schools in Delaware.
Gloucester County Times
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Social Software and Libraries 6/2/06
Social Software is "software that supports group interaction" such as instant messaging, RSS, blogs, wikis, folksonomies, podcasting, photo sharing, and social bookmarking.
Some features that social software have in common are: they are collaborative and leverage the widsom of crowds; there's a low barrier to use and adoption; they are open and can be expanded linked or "mashed;" they foster community; they're fun.
While some of the new software can be frivolous, some creative librarians have come up with some interesting and innovative library applications. Check out how users can tag their own items and write mini reviews in the University of Pennsylvania's catalog for example (see how "jarson" tags the book Broadcasting it).
What are the implications for cognitive authority and user privacy? As Bob Dylan says, the answers are blowin' in the wind and the times they are a changin'!
Presidents Argue Against Budget
Fairleigh Dickinson Vancouver
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Council NJ State College Locals: Legislative Action Center
Restore negotiated contract funding for higher education
Restore funding to NJ Public Higher Education
Contact Governor Corzine, your State Senator and Assemblyperson Now!
The Library: Next Best Thing to an MBA
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Spelling Champ From Spring Lake NJ
Spelling champ in limelight | Home News Tribune Online:
On her fifth and final attempt, the 13-year-old Spring Lake eighth-grader had won the Scripps National Spelling Bee, this time in front of millions of television viewers in North America. She beat Canadian Finola Hackett in the 20th round by correctly spelling "ursprache," which means a parent language.
Kerry bested 10 million children who began vying for the spelling bee title in the fall; 274 finalists competed Wednesday and Thursday in the national rounds. She represented Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties in the national event after winning the March 9 regional spelling bee sponsored by the Home News Tribune and the Asbury Park Press.
Kerry's key to victory was memorizing 99 percent of the 23,000 words on a master list used by contest judges. Learning them over five years, despite earlier setbacks at the contest, taught her the value of persistence. Kerry tied for seventh last year.
Every day, according to her mother, Paula, the straight-A student would come home from school, have snacks and milk or sometimes her favorite mint-chip ice cream, walk the dogs, do her homework, listen to music or relax, and study the word list for an hour or two."Kerry, said years of preparing for the bee have taught to stay focused on whatever task she undertakes.
'You realize that to excel you have to work hard,' she said. 'And not give up.'"
Sweeney D-Gloucester Calls For Union Givebacks
Reaction to the lawmakers' proposal was swift and pointed. Union leaders said state workers already have done their share, the Corzine administration said the time to discuss wages and benefits was at the bargaining table, and fellow Democrats called them "demagogues."
"I think it's pretty shameful that a guy that comes out of labor is trying to make a name for himself by vilifying middle-income state workers and attacking the collective bargaining process," said Bob Master, legislative and political director for Communications Workers of America District 1, referring to Sweeney. "I think it's a diversion from the real fiscal issues of the state."