Higher Education News

U. of Virginia board adopts policy to show it is getting tough on sexual assault, but the policy lacks specifics

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:00

University of Virginia's board adopts policy to show it is getting tough on sexual assault on campus, but critics point out the lack of any specifics.

Editorial Tags: Sexual assault

Obama administration seeks to cut off some aid to poorly performing teacher prep programs

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:00

Obama administration's proposed regulation would cut off TEACH Grant eligibility to poorly performing programs at colleges and universities.

Editorial Tags: EducationImage Caption: Education Secretary Duncan

Georgia Southern University investigating a professor accused of proselytizing in his classes

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:00

Georgia Southern U. is looking into claims that a history professor is pushing his own anti-evolution views in his classes at the public university.

Editorial Tags: BiologyHistoryFacultyImage Source: Georgia Southern University Image Caption: Emerson T. McMullen

Competency-based bachelor's from Brandman could be glimpse of the future

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:00

Brandman University goes all-in with a competency-based bachelor's degree that is online, available on a tablet, and not based on the credit hour. Its projected price tag? $10,000.

Editorial Tags: AccreditationCompetency-based learningOnline learningImage Caption: Brandman University's Irvine campus

Australian government orders inquiry into foreign student plagiarizing

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:00

Education minister, concerned by reports of rampant cheating by international students, directs quality assurance agency to examine institutions' policies.

Editorial Tags: AustraliaInternational higher educationPlagiarism

New presidents or provosts: Chattanooga Delaware Tech Gwinnett Holy Cross Ivy Tech Joliet Logan Wellington

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:00
  • Mark T. Brainard, executive vice president at Delaware Technical Community College, has been selected as president there.
  • D. Glen Cannon, president of Chattahoochee Valley Technical College, in Alabama, has been appointed as president of Gwinnett Technical College, in Georgia.
Editorial Tags: College administrationNew presidents

Students protest lack of indictment in Ferguson

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:34

Many voice outrage over lack of an indictment.

Editorial Tags: RaceImage Caption: Howard students after the news broke

Eckerd president criticized for his advice to students on how to avoid rape

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:26

Leader of Eckerd angers students when he tells them to prevent sexual assault by drinking less and avoiding casual sex.

Editorial Tags: College administration

Analysis says humanities Ph.D.s get take longer in coursework than dissertations

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:00

New analysis suggests that time to degree for Ph.D.s may not be as lengthy as some assume, and that the key to shorter humanities doctorates may be coursework, not the dissertation.

Editorial Tags: HistoryHumanitiesGraduate students

Union activity leads to gains for adjuncts even when bids fail or stall

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:00

Union activity can lead to gains for adjuncts even when drives stall, fail or just loom.

Editorial Tags: AdjunctsUnions/unionizationAdjunts

Lincoln U. of Pa. president, criticized for rape remarks, is out of his job

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:00

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania resignation follows intense criticism over comments about women.

Editorial Tags: College administrationImage Caption: Robert Jennings

Controversial dean at university in Wales stands by the tone of his remarks

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:00

The leader of a business school at a university in Wales is rebuked for his tone, but makes no apologies.

Editorial Tags: Britain

New presidents or provosts: Asheville Farmington Liverpool MCCC Mercy Mott Paul Smith's SUNY

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:00
  • Margaret Bartow, executive vice president and provost at Lakeland Community College, in Ohio, has been named provost of Delaware County Community College, in Pennsylvania. (Note: This item has been corrected from an earlier version.)
Editorial Tags: College administrationNew presidents

Fallout at U. of Virginia after article on a gang rape at a fraternity

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00

Article in Rolling Stone sets off protests and soul-searching at U. of Virginia, and suspension of all fraternities until January 9.

Editorial Tags: Sexual assaultImage Source: Sarah MacAdam for The Cavalier DailyImage Caption: Students at the "Slut Walk" that was one response to the controversy

Gates Foundation announces open-access policy for all grant recipients

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00

New grant recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be required to make their research and data open to the public.

Editorial Tags: Publishing

Growing ranks of diversity officers get set of professional standards

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00

Chief diversity officers are increasingly being appointed to cabinet-level positions. But they haven't had a set of professional standards, drawing criticism from some -- until now.

Editorial Tags: FacultyDiversityImage Caption: Benjamin D. Reese

More research needed on student veterans

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00

Existing research and discussion of student veterans doesn't recognize the diversity of the demographic. 

Editorial Tags: Veterans

Mercer law students seek removal of professor who used slur in class

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00

Black law students at Mercer seek removal of professor who used slur repeatedly.

Editorial Tags: Teaching

Students cancel musical at Stanford amid concerns raised by Native American group

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00

The musical "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson," which links popularity of seventh president to his ordering mass killings of Native Americans, is called off after complaints from Native American students.

Editorial Tags: DiscriminationImage Caption: A student performs in a production of "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson" at Washington University in St. Louis.

Guaranty agency buys most of crumbling for-profit Corinthian Colleges in U.S.

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:05

Half of Corinthian Colleges goes nonprofit, as loan guarantor ECMC will buy 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses. Critics say the purchase doesn't do nearly enough for students or to prevent conflicts of interest.

Editorial Tags: AccreditationFor-profit colleges
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