Iowa

Dual enrollment provides boost to community colleges but may hide extent of enrollment declines

For community colleges, high school students are a growing population to serve, but some fear a lack of financial base for the programs amid fears they may be masking large declines in other enrollments.

A university president's unique approach to curbing student drinking

Iowa State's leader, trying to curb dangerous drinking and related behavior, goes where the students are.

University of Iowa looks to aid as it tries to increase resident enrollment

Under pressure from its governing board the University of Iowa is leveraging financial aid to increase resident enrollment. And as competition for the state's students is increasing, the number of college-bound Iowans is not -- causing concern among Iowa's private colleges. 

Four surprising findings on debt and default among community college students

Community college students who take out small federal loans are more likely to default, new report finds, and most defaulters earned fewer than 15 credits and never made a payment on their debt.

Iowa state legislators mandate course-level 'continuous improvement' reporting, to mixed reactions

Faculty members at Iowa's 3 public universities must demonstrate learning outcomes and report on how students achieve them. Proponents see "continuous improvement," while critics see paperwork.

AAUP calls for faculty participation in financial exigency declarations

With more institutions citing budget woes as they eliminate academic programs, AAUP offers new recommendations for faculty involvement in such decisions and just what constitutes financial exigency.

Iowa proposes to end use of tuition revenue for financial aid

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Iowa proposal to eliminate use of tuition dollars for financial aid raises questions about who should shoulder the burden of financial aid and who decides how aid gets doled out.

Iowa State cancels class on Biblical insights for business

After a faculty campaign, university calls off a class on applying the Bible to business.

Iowa caucuses provide teaching and researching opportunities

The state's political caucuses are presidential candidates' first opportunity to show their stuff. Iowa's professors, students and researchers also get a chance to dissect the caucuses for the rest of the nation.

The Town with No Tuition?

Voters in Davenport, Iowa will decide today whether to give any local graduate nearly $20,000 for a college education -- for use anywhere.

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