Higher Education News

Title IX administrators discuss emotional demands of job

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:00

Paperwork aside, Title IX coordinators say their jobs take an unusual emotional toll and encourage peers to exercise self-care.

Editorial Tags: Title IXImage Caption: Richard Baker

Athletics directors hope Luck can bring hands-on campus experience to NCAA

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:00

Athletics directors are thrilled to see one of their own take a leadership role within the NCAA staff, but it's unclear what sway the new position will have and which concerns will take precedence.

Editorial Tags: NCAAImage Source: West Virginia UniversityImage Caption: Oliver Luck

UPenn students serve as campus consultants for higher ed coursework

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:00

A new version of a traditional course at the U. of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education trains soon-to-be higher education leaders with real-time problems. 

Image Caption: Teams brainstorm suggestions during the final case study in a graduate-level higher education course at the University of Pennsylvania.

Report calls on British academics to be honest with Ph.D. students about career prospects

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:00

British professors urged to tell their graduate students that they can't assume a Ph.D. will translate into a "job for life."

Editorial Tags: Britain

New presidents or provosts: Brandeis Cornell Daymar MiraCosta Oshkosh Southeastern Wilberforce Winston Salem

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:00
  • Anthony Clarke, vice president for instruction and chief academic officer at Richmond Community College, in North Carolina, has been named president of Southeastern Community College, also in North Carolina.
Editorial Tags: College administrationNew presidents

Education Department releases draft 'framework' for its college ratings plan

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:00

With draft "framework" of its college ratings plan, the Education Department offers a glimpse into its planning -- but provides far fewer details than many expected.

Image Source: Michael StratfordImage Caption: Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell and Deputy Under Secretary Jamienne Studley, who have led the college ratings project, listen to audience concerns at a conference on historically black colleges this fall.

Creation of Obama's college ratings tested the Education Department

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:05

The Education Department faced a big challenge in creating a ratings system, with a timeline that kept slipping as critics happily filled the void.

Editorial Tags: Federal policyEducation Department

A Long Island private college hopes to make it past next fall

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:00

Dowling College's seventh president of the last 10 years hopes to be the one who can save it.

Editorial Tags: College administrationImage Source: Dowling College

Marquette professor who blogged about a TA's decisions in class is suspended with pay, pending inquiry

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:00

The Marquette U. professor who criticized a TA's teaching on his personal blog is suspended, pending a university investigation into his conduct. 

Editorial Tags: Academic freedomFacultyGraduate educationImage Caption: John McAdams

Employees at Pennsylvania colleges subject to new background check

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:00

College employees in Pennsylvania who work with minors will have to pass regularly scheduled background checks under state's new child protection laws.

Editorial Tags: FacultyHiringState policyPennsylvania

State authorization reciprocity effort passes 'tipping point,' supporters say

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:00

A national effort to simplify regulations for distance education providers adds 18 members in less than a year. Can it sustain its momentum?

U.S.-Cuba announcement will have implications for higher ed

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:00

Obama's announcement on resumption of diplomatic relations also broadens the kinds of educational travel that may now be possible.

Editorial Tags: Federal policyCubaStudy abroadImage Source: Wikimedia CommonsImage Caption: University of Havana

The Pulse podcast features part two of interview with Blackboard's Jay Bhatt

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:00

The second part of a two-part interview with Blackboard CEO Jay Bhatt.

Editorial Tags: Technology

Colleges consider how flexible to be with students protesting killings of unarmed black men

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:00

Oberlin refuses demand to bar F grades while protests continue over police shootings. How flexible should colleges be for students feeling vulnerable over current events? How flexible should students be about protests in the library during finals?

Editorial Tags: RaceImage Caption: Facebook photo of Oberlin protest

U. of Georgia swimming coach suspended after encouraging professor to enroll student in concluded course

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:00

A professor is caught in the middle of an athletics scandal after he is encouraged by a swimming coach to admit a student into an independent study course as a last-ditch effort to maintain eligibility.

Editorial Tags: NCAA

Harvard law professor says requests for trigger warnings limit education about rape law

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:00

Professor sets off debate by writing that student requests to avoid discussions on rape law are limiting important parts of legal education. Some faculty say that they don't avoid the topic, but handle discussions in different ways than they do other subjects.

Editorial Tags: Academic freedomLaw schoolsTitle IXImage Caption: Jeannie Suk

Book offers tips on quality reviews and accreditation process

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:00

There are plenty of ways faculty members and administrators can help improve the process, writes Linda Suskie in a new book.

Editorial Tags: Accreditation

New presidents or provosts: Cal Poly Pomona ECSU Fresno Northwest Salt Lake Santa Fe UCI Victoria

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:00
  • Ken Burt, former vice president of finance & administration at Dalhousie University, in Nova Scotia, has been selected as president and CEO of Northwest Community College, in British Columbia.
Editorial Tags: College administrationNew presidents

Arizona State tells non-tenure-track writing instructors to teach an extra course each semester

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:00

Arizona State tells non-tenure-track English instructors to shift from 4-4 to 5-5 course load, without increase in compensation and in violation of professional codes on how many writing students one can effectively teach.

Editorial Tags: AdjunctsWritingImage Source: Facebook

U.S. says records of athlete accused of assault should not be released

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:00

The U.S. Department of Education says universities should honor student privacy laws, even when they would block the reporting of how they discipline students accused of sexual assault.

Editorial Tags: Legal issuesSexual assault
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