eCampus News June 2012

Candidates take on college affordability
At issue: Whether–and how–to keep student interest rates from doubling this summer.

Internet2 turbo-charges cloud computing
NET+ initiative will help members deploy cloud-based services faster and less expensively.

Project aims to remove barriers to open textbooks
Officials hope to address key questions, such as how to ensure the books are of high quality.

‘Performance funding’ making its way into higher education
Schools in some states could get more or less money, based on

Schools chafe at effort to rate teacher-preparation programs
Critics fear the study¹s results will be fatally flawed.

Countering the ‘brogrammer’ culture
Harvey Mudd College is working to counter a brash new image of computer programmers that threatens to exacerbate a growing gender gap.