Higher Education News

Where have all the English majors gone?

Inside HigherEd - 4 hours 42 sec ago

English departments at U. of Maryland and elsewhere respond to drop-offs -- some of them steep -- in English majors. 

Editorial Tags: EnglishFacultyImage Source: RISD

Incident at Yale sets off a new debate on racial profiling

Inside HigherEd - 4 hours 42 sec ago

A black student at Yale is detained -- and his father, a New York Times columnist, goes public, adding to the debate over whether black people are treated fairly by campus police.

Editorial Tags: Race

AAC&U session focuses on holistic faculty evaluation

Inside HigherEd - 4 hours 42 sec ago

Association of American Colleges and Universities session focuses on what happens when institutions move beyond a basic teaching-scholarship-service model of faculty assessment. 

Editorial Tags: Faculty

Study finds undocumented colleges students face unique challenges

Inside HigherEd - 4 hours 42 sec ago

Survey documents extreme pressures on students who lack legal grounds to reside in the U.S., but who are still achieving academically.

Editorial Tags: Immigration

Federal judge rejects community college's arguments against anti-gay leaflets

Inside HigherEd - 4 hours 42 sec ago

Federal judge rules that public colleges cannot bar leafleting by groups whose views contradict anti-bias policies.

Editorial Tags: Gay rights/issues

Few students engage regularly in campus programming that promotes religious diversity

Inside HigherEd - 4 hours 42 sec ago

Survey finds that U.S. students from majority religions feel more support on campuses than those from minority faith traditions -- and that very few students are frequently engaged in organized interfaith activities.

Editorial Tags: Religion

Complainant in 'unprecedented' Walter Lewin sexual harassment case comes forward

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:00

The complainant in the sexual harassment case involving a prominent MIT emeritus professor speaks out about what legal experts called an "unprecedented" event for MOOCs.

Editorial Tags: WomenImage Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Arizona State U. backs down from some details of a controversial plan for writing instructors

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:00

Arizona State, facing criticism, agrees to pay more to some composition instructors assigned extra sections. But the university refused to back down on courseloads that violate disciplinary standards.

Editorial Tags: AdjunctsWritingImage Caption: One of the logos of the Arizona State instructors' campaign against 5-5 courseloads

Gov. Brown says 'normal' Californians can't get into Berkeley, a problem some Californians blame on Brown

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:00

Governor Jerry Brown, a Cal alum, says "normal" students can't get into the university anymore. Why? Some blame Brown's budgets.

Editorial Tags: Financial aidImage Caption: California Governor Jerry Brown

AAC&U sessions focus on integrative learning

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:00

Association of American Colleges and Universities highlights integrative liberal learning at annual meeting. But what is it?

Editorial Tags: Liberal artsTeaching

Colleges settle free speech lawsuits as FIRE promises more litigation

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:00

Three colleges sued over charges that they were limiting free speech rights have settled by paying out funds and changing policies.

Editorial Tags: Legal issues

UC Berkeley proposes a global educational hub -- in its own backyard

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:00

Rather than build a branch campus abroad, UC Berkeley hopes to bring foreign universities to California to participate in a proposed global educational hub.

Editorial Tags: Flagship publicsInternational higher educationU.S. Campuses AbroadImage Source: Courtesy of the University of California at Berkeley.Image Caption: The site for the planned Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay.

New book explores gap between policy makers, international affairs scholars

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:00

New book argues that benefits of fostering better relationships between academics and policy makers in international affairs are underestimated.

Editorial Tags: Political science

Analysis of class size in European universities

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:00

A new analysis from Times Higher Education of student to instructor ratios in European nations.

Editorial Tags: International education

Colleges start new academic programs

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:00

2015 Survey of Chief Academic Officers

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:00

Chief academic officers see faculty civility declining, and consider the issue appropriate to consider in hiring and tenure, Inside Higher Ed survey finds. Plus, what provosts think about competency education, sexual harassment, budgets, adjunct unions and more.

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Obama pitches free community college, higher education tax credits in State of the Union

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:00

Obama makes his case to the nation for universal, free community college, as he also promotes revamped tax credits for education. 

Article Link 1: The Obama administration's many plans for higher edEditorial Tags: Federal policyImage Source: Getty Images

Obama's higher education plan for the end of his term

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:00

The White House adds to its lengthy list of proposals for higher education, but faces long odds in Congress for most of the agenda.

Editorial Tags: Federal policyPell GrantsCommunity colleges

Study finds mix of part-time and full-time enrollment can boost graduation rates

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:00

Going to college exclusively full time isn't the best way for adult students who are returning to college to earn an associate degree, new data show.

Editorial Tags: Adult educationCommunity collegesState policyIndiana

Women's college cancels play, saying it excludes transgender experiences

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:00

A student group at a women's college has retired its annual production of The Vagina Monologues in favor of a production that will be more inclusive of transgender students. 

Image Caption: Playwright and author Eve Ensler performing "The Vagina Monologues"
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