Tagged: arkansas department of higher education

Watchdog Journalism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/21/2017 12:00 am

For some strange reason, there are administrators who seem uneasy at the prospect of their ultimate employers knowing just how much they are being paid and how quickly the costs of their particular positions have grown.

Pay Escalates for Top College Administrators in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Between fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2017, a more typical compensation increase for Arkansas university administrators was between 10 and 20 percent.

A Penny for My Thoughts (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/1/2017 12:00 am

College costs inflating much faster than even health care costs represent a shameful abandonment of American values -- if American values still included concern about future generations.

Higher Education Bubble Vexing for Arkansas Institutions

by Gwen Moritz 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Runaway inflation in the health care sector is obvious to every American family, but when a kid heads to college, this fact hits home: The consumer cost of higher education has inflated even faster over the past quarter-century.

Georgia Pacific, UAM-CTC Team Up to Train Workers for 21st Century

by Jan Cottingham 4/24/2017 12:00 am

A worker-training technique that evolved in the Middle Ages is gaining new currency in 21st century Crossett.

Mindy Pipkin Moves Into UCA Slot (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Mindy Pipkin has been hired as the new associate general counsel and compliance officer for the University of Central Arkansas at Conway.

ArFuture Grants To Help Fill High-Demand Jobs

by Marty Cook 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said his Arkansas Future Grant program is as much about giving students confidence to go to college as it is about giving them monetary support to do so.

Companies Relying on Training Programs To Supply Candidates

by Marty Cook 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Tech, health care and manufacturing executives say they have all run into the same sort of problem: finding employable candidates for the open jobs they have.

Arkansas Colleges See New Funding Formula

by Marty Cook 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Maria Markham, the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, said the metrics for the state’s new funding formula for colleges and universities should be finalized later this month.

Maria Markham Recommended as New Director of Department of Higher Education

by Alexis Crowe 7/27/2016 11:35 am

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education director search committee will recommend Maria Markham as the new director of the ADHE, the department announced Wednesday.

Using Education to Close the Skills Gap (Brett Powell Commentary)

by Brett Powell 7/11/2016 8:00 am

As a nation and a state, we are at a critical point in education. We have known for some time that we are preparing too few individuals for future jobs. Closing the Gap 2020 is a plan to address that skills gap issue.

Ex-Legislator Named Interim Arkansas Higher Education Chief

by Associated Press 7/8/2016 2:04 pm

A former state lawmaker has been picked as the interim director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

Brett Powell Named VP at Henderson State University

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 3:16 pm

Henderson State University will welcome current director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Brett Powell as its vice president for finance and administration beginning Aug. 1.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An education resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Arkansas Colleges Live With Legacy of 1942 Vote

by Gwen Moritz 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Placed on the statewide ballot by petition and adopted on Nov. 3, 1942, Amendment 33 insulated institutes of higher education and “all charitable, penal or correctional institutions” from the whims and provincialism of politicians.

Not Enough College Students (Brett Powell Commentary)

by Brett Powell 1/25/2016 7:00 am

Job creation is a key to future economic development and those new jobs will only occur if there is an educated and qualified workforce waiting for them.

Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand.

Adjunct Professors’ Low Pay A Savings For Colleges

by Mark Friedman 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business surveyed more than a dozen public colleges and universities across the state and found adjunct salaries paid generally between $2,000 and $2,500 at four-year schools.

Enrollment Continues Post-Recession Slump at Top Universities, Colleges

by Gwen Moritz 5/11/2015 12:00 am

College enrollment in Arkansas topped out in the 2011-12 academic year, the second year of lottery scholarships when the state’s unemployment rate was near its post-recession peak.

Private Institutions See Gains in Enrollment

by Lee Hogan 9/29/2014 11:26 am

While the state's public institutions of higher learning experienced a 1.5 percent drop in enrollment, Arkansas' 12 independent, or private, institutions saw a little more than a 2 percent increase in enrollment.

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