Bulletin of Dental Education

Examining the Cost of Higher Education and Student Borrowing

Finance, Learning, ADEA Events and Activities | Permanent link

ADEA’s latest report, A Report of the ADEA Presidential Task Force on the Cost of Higher Education and Student Borrowing, is now available online.

A Rounded View of Student Debt

Career, Finance, News, Students | Permanent link

“We’re number 1!” joked Robert Hann at the start of his talk. Mr. Hann, who will soon be graduating from the University of Southern California Ostrow School of Dentistry, appeared to be boasting, but in actuality, the frontrunner status to which he alluded is a dubious distinction. USC is the most expensive dental school in North America.

Assessing the Impact of Community-Based Education on Dental School Finances

Finance, JDE Preview, Oral Health | Permanent link

Published as a supplement to the October issue of the JDE is a report from the Pipeline, Profession, and Practice: Community-Based Dental Education Program, edited by Dr. Howard L. Bailit, D.M.D., Ph.D. and Prof. Taegen L. McGowan, M.P.H. The studies described in this supplement were devised to address the apprehension from deans who have been reluctant to support community-based dental education out of concern that it would result in losses to clinical income.

Last Call for Meetings in the Fall [September 2011]

Conferences and Meetings, Finance, Involvement, Leadership, Oral Health | Permanent link

This is it: Registration closes September 12, 2011, for the ADEA BFACA Mid Year Meeting, and September 16, 2011 for the ADEA Fall 2011 Meetings.

Subsidies to Stafford Loans to Graduate and Professional Students End

Access, Finance, Students | Permanent link

On August 2, 2011, President Obama signed into law S. 365, the Budget Control Act of 2011. The legislation ended subsidies on Stafford loans for graduate and professional students for periods of instruction starting after July 1, 2012. Students in degree programs that take lengthy periods to complete (such as dental, medicine, law, and doctoral programs) will be hardest hit.

Special Fiscal Year 2011 Coverage

Faculty, Finance, General, Leadership | Permanent link
Though signs of economic recovery are slowing emerging in some sectors, academic dental institutions across the United States and Canada are still dealing with the repercussions of the financial meltdown. Some institutions have seen slight improvements in endowments and investments, but this number is dwarfed by the institutions affected by cuts to funding.

Crisis in California: Keeping Priorities Straight

Faculty, Finance | Permanent link
While schools across the country face tough economic times, the situation has been particularly challenging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry. The state of California is facing unprecedented funding shortages, and s a state school, UCSF feels the impact through reduced direct support and the elimination of state programs.

Minnesota's New Normal: Meeting the Mission in an Environment of Increased Ambiguity and Reduced Funding

Finance | Permanent link
No one can say that dental schools have a proprietary lock on dealing with financial challenges. What can be said is that the breadth and magnitude of the current economic downturn is different from any we've seen before.

ADEA and AADR Launch Innovative Faculty Recruitment Program for Students

Curriculum, Faculty, Finance, Learning, Policy, Recruitment and retention, Students | Permanent link

With the dental school faculty shortage expected to grow in the future, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) have joined forces to launch an innovative faculty recruitment program that will encourage and prepare students to enter academic dentistry. Designed to reach students attending all U.S. and Canadian dental schools, the new Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program is being established with $100,000 in support from the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF), the charitable arm of the American Dental Association.

ADEA Sets New Strategic Directions

Finance, Leadership, Oral health, Policy, Recruitment and retention | Permanent link

The new framework, “Strategic Directions (2004-07),” builds upon ADEA’s mission, core values, and prior strategic directions and provides a broad overview of the key issues the Association will address in the next three years.

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