Higher Education News

New report builds case for a set of strategies to help community college students graduate

Inside HigherEd - 4 hours 4 min ago

Research has shown community colleges how to improve graduation rates and create clearer pathways for students, but too few colleges have gone big with those strategies.

Bill would revamp oversight of federal education research

Inside HigherEd - 4 hours 4 min ago

Congressional panel approves legislation -- criticized by some research groups -- that would change how federal education studies are overseen.

Editorial Tags: Education DepartmentResearch

Can U. of Cambridge advance with a new area for graduate student housing, but without undergraduates?

Inside HigherEd - 4 hours 4 min ago

Can elite university advance through massive new development with more research space and housing for academics, but without more undergraduates?

Editorial Tags: Britain

Colleges award tenure

Inside HigherEd - 4 hours 4 min ago

The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:

New York Institute of Technology

  • Jonathan Goldman, English
  • Cheryl Hall, physical therapy
  • Tobias Holler, architecture
  • Jungho Park, mathematics
  • Corri Wolf, physician assistant studies

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

More Pressure Than Ever: The 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors

Inside HigherEd - 4 hours 4 min ago

Finding students is more difficult, and the Obama ratings aren't expected to help. "Gapping" isn't going anywhere. Changes in SAT get high marks. Common Application not so much.

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Think tank backs changes to Pell by pointing out tricks colleges play with merit aid

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:00

Lobbying for changes to key aid program for low-income students, New America Foundation study points to tricks colleges play with Pell Grants.

Editorial Tags: Financial aidImage Source: New America Foundation

Federal regulators accuse Corinthian Colleges of predatory lending scheme, strong-arm debt collection tactics

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's lawsuit accuses the troubled for-profit college operator of luring students into predatory private loans and illegally harassing them to repay the debt.

Mills College adjuncts protest changes that were instituted shortly after a union vote

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:00

Mills College adjuncts, fresh from winning a union vote, protest job eliminations and program changes that seemed to kick in just as collective bargaining was won.

Editorial Tags: AdjunctsImage Source: SEIUImage Caption: Mills College's adjunct union organizing committee, David Buuck, Kate Robinson, Ben Brown and Julie Nicholson, before the election.

University Innovation Alliance kicks off with big completion goals

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:00

A new group of 11 public research universities says it can set aside competition and prestige-chasing to work together to graduate more low-income students.

Editorial Tags: Graduation ratesFlagship publicsResearch universitiesUrban institutions

Colleges start new programs

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:00
Editorial Tags: New academic programs

Ohio U. debate intensifies over anti-Israel twist to "ice bucket challenge" and 4 arrests

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:00

In wake of Ohio U. Student Senate president's anti-Israel twist on the fund-raiser for ALS, debate has escalated, four students have been arrested, and questions are being raised about the charges against them -- and about calls for civility.

Editorial Tags: IsraelImage Source: Mara Diaz for The PostImage Caption: Rebecca Sebo is arrested at Ohio U.

Endowed chair promotes critical thinking at RIT

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:00

What one university is doing to promote critical thinking. Hint: It involves a chair, a really expensive one.

Editorial Tags: TeachingImage Source: Rochester Institute of TechnologyImage Caption: Clarence "Chip" Burton Sheffield Jr.

New NEH director welcomes digital humanities grant recipients to the agency's new home

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:00

Grants for digital humanities projects serve as established tradition as the new chairman for the National Endowment for the Humanities welcomes grant recipients to the agency's new home in Washington.

Editorial Tags: EnglishHistoryHumanitiesImage Source: National Endowment for the HumanitiesImage Caption: William D. "Bro" Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, speaks during the 2014 NEH Digital Humanities Project Directors Meeting.

Geography professors compile database of dissertations to analyze changes over time

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:00

Geography scholars examine every dissertation going back to 1888 to see how the field has changed.

Editorial Tags: Geography

Tuition discounting poised to invade Australia

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:00

As Australia prepares to deregulate the setting of tuition prices, experts there warn that universities will begin offering cut-price “scholarships” while maintaining high sticker prices as markers of quality.

Editorial Tags: College costs/pricesAustraliaInternational higher education

Following Yale president's plea for free expression, student groups protest speaker

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00

Two weeks after president called for preserving campus as platform for all ideas, more than 30 student groups protest appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali -- a women's rights activist and a vocal, often controversial critic of Islam.

Editorial Tags: Academic freedomImage Caption: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

As state student aid spending plateaus, need-based grants get a boost

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00

States last year kept their spending on student aid roughly the same -- but they invested more heavily in grant programs based on financial need rather than merit. 

Editorial Tags: Financial aidState policyStates

NSF data find very low unemployment rates for science, engineering and health Ph.D.s

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00

Unemployment was up in 2010, but is down in 2013.

Editorial Tags: Sciences/Tech/Engineering/MathImage Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lead generation with more information and fewer leads

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00

A new shade on lead generation includes assessments, online courses and mentors to help ensure that students can succeed once they enroll.

Editorial Tags: AdmissionsAdult educationOnline institutions

Interview with professor fired by West Bank university who compares himself to Steven Salaita

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00

Professor fired by Israeli university in West Bank explains why he feels allied with the controversial scholar denied a job by the University of Illinois.

Editorial Tags: Academic freedomIsraelImage Caption: Amir Hetsroni
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