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Nation’s Largest Convening of Minority Ph.D. Scholars
Institute on Teaching and Mentoring draws 1,300 doctoral students, faculty members

Atlanta, GA — Almost 1,300 minority doctoral students, faculty members and education leaders from across the country convene in Atlanta this week to focus on issues that face new and aspiring faculty members of color. The goal of the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the largest gathering of minority Ph.D. scholars in the nation, is to address the shortage of minority faculty in college classrooms and labs around the nation.

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Louisiana, Virginia and West Virginia Join Distance Ed Agreement

Colleges in the Three SREB States Expand Online Program Access Through State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)

Louisiana, Virginia and West Virginia have been approved by the Southern Regional Education Board as the first SREB region states to become members of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA). Virginia has an effective operational date of today; Louisiana and West Virginia have an effective operational date of December 1, 2014. 

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WVU study: College grads contribute far more to state’s economy than it costs to educate them

At a time when questions are being raised about the value and cost of higher education, a new study released today (Oct. 1) suggests that education beyond high school creates an economic impact in West Virginia alone of $4 for every $1 spent.

The study commissioned by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission shows that the economic impact of the 2010 graduating class of the state’s public colleges and university will generate nearly $6 billion in economic impact for the state over a 20-year period – or more than four times the estimated $1.4 billion that was spent from all sources, including $404 million from state appropriations.