Interview with Paul Turnbull; Innovative Approaches to College Prep. (Source; ThinkTech Hawaii, September 2015)

On October 1, 2015, in Higher Education, Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

Join us for an interview with Paul Turnbull (President, Mid Pacific Institute) about a forward-thinking, innovative approach to college preparatory education in Hawai’i. Find the full Youtube interview here.

Teacher Shortages Persist in the U.S. (Source; The Atlantic and OPE, Sept 2015)

On September 12, 2015, in Higher Education, K-12, by Shannon Hillman

Teacher Shortages – A closer look at the numbers While the country’s teaching force is certainly dealing with a staffing problem, a closer look at the numbers shows that shortages are centered in particular subject areas and geographic areas. In fact, there may be too many certified teachers in some fields, such as early-childhood education.  See […]

UH Earth and Environmental Science ranks internationally. (Source; KaLeo, September 2015).

On September 8, 2015, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has placed 15th in the world among universities in the field of Earth and Environmental Sciences, ahead of Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford University. Read more about their amazing success on the KaLeo article.

IES releases data on Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2014-15

On July 28, 2015, in College Tuition and Debt, Financing, Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

This First Look report is a preliminary report of the data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2014 collection,, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2014-15 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2013-14 academic year. […]

First net zero energy buildings under construction at UH Mānoa (Source; UH, July 2015)

On July 15, 2015, in Higher Education, University of Hawaii College of Education, by Shannon Hillman

Construction has begun on net zero energy classrooms for the College of Education at UH’s Manoa campus, in order to combat rising utility costs and is one of the first steps in the COE’s new building plans. Read more about the new building here.

New HEPC Analysis on the Partnership between West Oahu and Tokai University

On July 10, 2015, in English Language Learners, Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

With the new partnership between University of West Oahu and Tokai University being finaliyed, HEPC looks at the lead up for building such a partnership and the negotiation process that goes into creating one. It concludes with identifying the unique qualities of the people and context which made the collaboration possible. Anatomy of a Partnership […]

University of Hawaii audit report. (Source: The Auditor, June, 2015)

On June 5, 2015, in Financing, Hawaii State Legislature, Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

Check out the Audit of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i to the Governor and the Legislature. Find the PDF here.  

The growing practice of recruiting out-of-state students (Source: Inside Higher Ed, May 2015)

On May 21, 2015, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

Public universities are using non-need-based aid to recruit out-of-state students at the expense of low-income and in-state students, according to a new report. The report also describes the factors that have led to what has become a widespread practice.

New resource for calculating college readiness from the IES (Source: IES, May 2015)

On May 20, 2015, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

From the Institute of Education Sciences comes The College Readiness Data Tool, designed to help educators and the like assess existing data for indicators for college readiness. Find the Users Guide on The Insitute of Education Sciences website.

State funding cuts threaten student access (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, May 2015)

On May 19, 2015, in College Tuition and Debt, Financing, Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities comes a new report that examines the recent trend of states cutting funding to higher education. Looking to the relationship to recession trends and the response by universities to drive up tuition, the reports concludes on the impact of such funding cuts on students and families.  Find […]

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