ASEE 2015 Abstract Submission Open

The abstract submission phase for the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition being held in Seattle, WA will open, September 2, 2014 is open

Abstracts will be accepted through October 19, 2014.  The Call for Papers for the various divisions are available on our website at http://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/conferences/annual-conference/2015/program-schedule/call-for-papers .  Sunday Workshop and Distinguished Lecture Applications may also be submitted between September 2 andNovember 2, 2014.

The 2015 Annual Conference Author’s Kit contains extremely important information regarding the submission process as well as all relevant deadline dates and is available on our website at http://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/conferences/annual-conference/2015 .  Please be advised, all authors are responsible for meeting all deadlines and requirements. Please be sure to read the Author’s Kit and refer to it whenever necessary.

If you have any questions regarding submitting your abstract submission, your Monolith account or the paper management process, please contact Brianna Smith at (202) 649-3829 orb.smith@asee.org  for assistance.

New University Rankings with Other Criteria

Money magazine joined with Mark S. Schneider, a vice president at the American Institutes for Research and a former commissioner of the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics to identify institutions with ‘great value’. The list ranks 665 colleges according to 17 factors in three categories:

  1. “Quality of education” includes each college’s six-year graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio, and a “value-added” graduation rate, which reflects the difference between the actual rate and the expected rate based on students’ academic and economic backgrounds.
  2. “Affordability” includes borrowing by students and parents, student-loan default rates, and estimates of the average net price of a degree (based on a college’s sticker price, total institutional aid, tuition inflation, and average time to graduation).
  3.  “Outcomes” includes various measures of early- and mid-career earnings, based on raw data from Payscale.com.

Very different list than other rankings! Worth looking at here.