Higher Education News

Federal appeals court rejects Georgia State U.'s '10-percent rule' for determining fair use

Inside HigherEd - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:46

BREAKING: Federal appeals court rejects a "one-size-fits-all" rule for determining fair use, breathing new life into the debate on copyright in higher education and potentially complicating the way professors use e-reserves.

Editorial Tags: Libraries

Colleges across country adopting affirmative consent sexual assault policies

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:00

More than 800 colleges now use "affirmative consent" standard in sexual assault policies, but some worry that the swiftly changing definition could lead to confusion in the dorm room and complications in student conduct hearings.

Editorial Tags: Sexual assaultImage Source: Consent is SexyImage Caption: A poster from the Consent is Sexy campaign at Ohio State University

Speakers at liberal arts conference begrudgingly make case for their utility

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:00

Is making a practical case for the liberal arts necessary, or a trap? Attendees at St. John's College conference differ in their opinions.


Editorial Tags: CurriculumLiberal artsImage Source: Wikimedia CommonsImage Caption: Giovanni di Ser Giovanni Guidi's "The Seven Liberal Arts"

Positive reports for humanities earnings, art school job prospects

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:00

Two separate reports show evidence of humanities and arts majors finding success in the professional world.

Editorial Tags: Career servicesHumanitiesJob placement/careersImage Source: American Academy of Arts and SciencesImage Caption: 2012 Median annual earnings of full-time workers with bachelor's degrees for selected fields

Survey shows no signs of improvement in gender gap among CISOs

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:00

Survey shows the gender gap among chief information security officers is likely to widen, not narrow.


Editorial Tags: Technology

Australia's leader blasts a university for divesting from energy companies

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:00

An Australian university's decision to dump $16 million in investments in fossil fuel companies has drawn the wrath of the country's prime minister.

Editorial Tags: EndowmentsEnvironmental issues

Chicago joins Tennessee with tuition-free community college plan

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00

Momentum and criticism build for tuition-free community college plans, but even some skeptics say scholarships in Tennessee and Chicago could bring in more low-income students.

Editorial Tags: AdmissionsCommunity collegesIllinoisTennesseeImage Caption: High school students in Tennessee during a college application event

How College of New Jersey rethought faculty work with student success in mind

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00

How the College of New Jersey reimagined what professors can do.


Editorial Tags: CurriculumResearchTeachingImage Source: The College of New JerseyImage Caption: Undergraduates participate in research at the College of New Jersey.

CFPB report criticizes private student lenders for lack of repayment options

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00

An annual consumer bureau report criticizes the private student loan industry for not doing enough to help struggling borrowers. 

University and LMS provider sue each other for breach of contract

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00

A university and its learning management system provider sue each other for breach of contract.

Editorial Tags: Technology

The story behind an unusual -- and unusually risque -- scholarly paper title

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00

The story behind an unusual title for a work of science research.

Editorial Tags: Sciences/Tech/Engineering/Math

At William Peace, departing president is criticized by many but loved by the board

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00

The outgoing president of William Peace University has been criticized by faculty, students and alumnae, but still has the backing of the board. 

Editorial Tags: GovernanceImage Source: William Peace UniversityImage Caption: Debra M. Townsley

Opponent of Israel boycott is accused of uncivil conduct

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00

A professor's comments opposing the American Studies Association's boycott of Israeli universities became the subject of a disciplinary investigation at Fordham University.

Editorial Tags: Academic freedomIsraelImage Caption: Doron Ben-Atar

College in Texas told Nigerians they were rejected for coming from country with Ebola

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00

Letter from college in Texas said all applicants from countries with Ebola were being turned away.

Editorial Tags: Admissions

Spelman College builds up student health initiative in years after leaving NCAA

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00

Two years after Spelman announced it was leaving the NCAA, the historically black women's college is attempting a "wellness revolution."

Editorial Tags: HealthImage Source: Spelman CollegeImage Caption: Beverly Tatum, Spelman's president, walks with students during the annual Wellness Revolution 5K race.

Sex Week events draw criticism on some campuses

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00

Facing backlash, some colleges are apologizing or pushing for more toned-down events -- even though the original concepts have won praise from experts.

Editorial Tags: Academic freedom

KualiCo acquires rSmart to boost hosting capabilities

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:00

KualiCo acquires parts of rSmart, a longtime supporter of the community project. Meanwhile, other commercial affiliates are waiting to see where they fit into the picture.

Cathy Davidson's new big idea

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00

Cathy Davidson’s no stranger to big ideas. But her latest project at CUNY Graduate Center might just be her biggest yet.

Editorial Tags: Graduate educationUrban institutionsNew York CityTeachingTechnologyImage Source: City University of New York Image Caption: Cathy N. Davidson

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation embraces technology to help low-income students

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, with a new executive director and more than $700 million at its disposal, embraces technology to help low-income students.

Editorial Tags: Admissions

Florida governor candidates spar over higher education funding

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00

Gubernatorial candidates have traded barbs for months over their records and the state's colleges and universities

Editorial Tags: Florida
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