Higher Education News

Higher ed trade group presidents make more than many college presidents

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:00

Heads of higher education associations often make more than the presidents of the colleges they represent.

Editorial Tags: College administrationImage Caption: One Dupont Circle

Composition instructors report uptick in intentional use of single-quotation marks

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:00

Love it or hate it, composition professors report seeing an uptick in students' intentional use of single quotation marks outside their traditional context. 

Editorial Tags: TeachingWriting

To try to clean up image, West Virginia U. expels three students after riots

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:00

West Virginia U. expels three students after riots Saturday -- part of President Gordon Gee's attempts to clean up the campus's image. But some worry due process may be lost in the effort.

Editorial Tags: Safety

Higher ed groups caution court decision could discourage study abroad

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:00

Several higher education organizations say a court decision in a negligence case stemming from a prep school study abroad case places too heavy a burden on schools and colleges to account for risks.

Editorial Tags: Study abroad

Colleges start new degree programs

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:00
Editorial Tags: New academic programs

Report finds that academic fraud at U. of North Carolina lasted nearly 20 years

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:00

More than 3,100 students participated in no-show courses at UNC Chapel Hill, and nearly half of them were athletes.

Editorial Tags: AthleticsImage Caption: Kenneth Wainstein presents his findings.

U.S. eases requirements for Parent PLUS loans

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:00

Parents and students with damaged credit histories will have an easier time getting the loans under new regulations. Education Department will publish institution-level PLUS loan default rates. 

Editorial Tags: Loan programs

Wake Forest to drop traditional MBA program

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:00

Wake Forest will eliminate its full-time program to focus on growing market of those who want to earn degree while still working full-time.

 

Editorial Tags: Business schoolsImage Caption: Wake Forest business school

Harvard U. president draws criticism from postal workers union

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:00

First Harvard chief to serve on corporate board faces criticism for decisions of the company.

 

Editorial Tags: College administration

Times Higher Education analysis of impact of austerity on European universities

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:00

A Times Higher Education round-up on budgets and enrollments.

Editorial Tags: International higher education

Bipartisan support for bringing back federal aid for 'ability-to-benefit' students

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00

Community colleges gain traction in push to reinstate federal aid for students without a high school diploma, less so for bringing back "summer Pell."

Editorial Tags: Federal policyCongress/legislationHigher Ed Act ReauthorizationCommunity collegesU. of Phoenix

U. of Arkansas System debates how to fund online education startup

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00
Campuses in the the University of Arkansas System balk at the idea of paying the startup costs of an online institution that is missing its own fund-raising target and may one day compete for their students. Editorial Tags: Distance education

New data show communication faculty jobs are up

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00

While many disciplines continue to face shortages of faculty openings, this one is seeing a surge.

Editorial Tags: Journalism

Former congressman says 'inexorable change' coming to NCAA sports

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00

At a panel on the state of college athletics, a former Congressman says a presidential commission on college sports is all but inevitable.

Editorial Tags: NCAAImage Caption: Tom McMillen

Colleges start new academic programs

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00

Psychology group objects to book's portrayal of its role in post-9/11 torture

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:00

The American Psychological Association objects to a new book's portrayal of its role in government-sponsored enhanced interrogation practices in post-9/11 years.

Editorial Tags: Psychology

Democrats tout student loan issues, Ryan budget higher ed cuts in political ads

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:00

Student debt, the Ryan Budget, and the value of the Department of Education are among the higher education issues making their way onto the political airwaves this fall, as Democrats look to hold on to the Senate and keep seats in the House.

Editorial Tags: Loan programsImage Source: Center-Forward advertismentImage Caption: A political ad in Georgia attacks a Republican Congressional candidate on federal student loans.

Racial microaggressions on campus at center of new film

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:00

The movie "Dear White People" is "a satire about being a black face in a white place." Does it accurately portray race relations on mostly white campuses?

Editorial Tags: DiversityAfrican Americans

Study documents the impact of federal research support

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:00

Study finds that, in chemistry, institutions that receive more federal support produce more papers and receive more citations.

Editorial Tags: Science policy
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