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Communication an issue for college administrators and faculty during era of financial change

Inside HigherEd - 12 hours 44 min ago

As colleges face financial pressure and trim budgets, faculty members are concerned about not just the proposed cuts, but how those changes are communicated.

Editorial Tags: College administrationEconomicsFacultyImage Source: Getty Images

Women in gaming discuss role of academics in understanding Gamergate

Inside HigherEd - 12 hours 44 min ago

At a conference for women in gaming, speakers debate the role of academics in understanding movements such as Gamergate and the harassment some scholars face.

Editorial Tags: Women

AAUP slams U of Illinois handling of Steven Salaita case

Inside HigherEd - 12 hours 44 min ago

AAUP report on Steven Salaita case at U of Illinois says the institution summarily dismissed him for protected, extramural speech. University could face formal vote of censure.

Editorial Tags: Academic freedomFacultyTenureImage Source: TwitterImage Caption: Steven Salaita

As Education Department defends Corinthian collapse, Democrats turn up pressure

Inside HigherEd - 12 hours 44 min ago

The implosion of Corinthian Colleges came to an end Monday as the for-profit chain closed its doors for good -- but the political fallout for the Education Department remains. 

Image Caption: Senator Elizabeth Warren

Colleges begin to take notice of Common Core

Inside HigherEd - 12 hours 44 min ago

A growing number of states and colleges are beginning to use Common Core-based assessments to determine student placement and college readiness. 

Editorial Tags: High schoolsStandardized tests

Colleges announce commencement speakers

Inside HigherEd - 12 hours 44 min ago

The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:

Editorial Tags: Commencement speakers

Anxiety over massive proposed cuts to Louisiana's colleges felt across the state

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:00

Students, faculty and administrators in Louisiana are under a cloud of uncertainty as state officials look for revenue streams to avoid making one of the largest cuts to higher education in history. 

Editorial Tags: Community collegesFlagship publicsHistorically black collegesLouisiana

University's action over student who posted a swastika on a bulletin board sets off international debate

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:00

George Washington U is taking action against Jewish student who posted a symbol he brought back from India. Other campuses are accused of not doing enough about the hateful use of the image.

Editorial Tags: ReligionImage Source: WikipediaImage Caption: From left: Nazi flag with swastika, a Hindu swastika and a Japanese clan's swastika

Corinthian ends operations at remaining campuses, affecting 16,000 students

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:00

The for-profit college says it's immediately ending operations at its remaining campuses, interrupting the studies of some 16,000 students and possibly sticking the government with a bill for discharged loans. 

Editorial Tags: For-profit colleges

A professor fails his entire class and his university intervenes

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:00

Professor at Texas A&M at Galveston was so frustrated with students' performance that he told them he wouldn't pass anyone and that he was done with them. Administrators had other ideas.

Editorial Tags: Academic freedomTeachingImage Source: Getty Images

Education Department reminds colleges to hire Title IX coordinators

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:00

Office for Civil Rights releases new guidance. Some say it's sorely needed. Others question why colleges weren't consulted. 

Editorial Tags: Sexual assault

Colleges announce commencement speakers

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:00

The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:

Editorial Tags: Commencement speakers

Arizona State U 'MOOCs for credit' program faces unanswered accreditation questions

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:00

Arizona State U's accreditor has yet to review the institution's "MOOCs for credit" initiative. Experts are unsure what such a review might bring.

Editorial Tags: AccreditationMOOCsArizona

Just how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors?

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:00

'Instrument of torture' or building block of understanding? UCLA and other universities debate how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors.

Editorial Tags: CurriculumBiologyMathematicsCaliforniaImage Source: Getty Images

New book details U of Montana's, city's mishandling of sexual assault

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:00

New book by Jon Krakauer shows how colleges and local law enforcement clash over campus sexual assault.

Editorial Tags: Sexual assault

Ithaca College deans share story of living and working with Parkinson's

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:00

After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, two deans at Ithaca College open up to the campus about what it's like to live and work with a chronic illness.

Editorial Tags: College administrationImage Source: Jacob BeilImage Caption: Bryan Roberts, associate dean of the communications school at Ithaca College, is one of two deans at the college to share his experience with Parkinson’s disease.

Screening of 'American Sniper' at U of Maryland called off after outcry

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:00

Film called off at U of Maryland. Unlike debate at Michigan, the senior administration declines to step in.

Editorial Tags: censorshipDiscrimination

Colleges announce commencement speakers

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:00

The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:

Editorial Tags: Commencement speakers

House committee draws criticism again for proposed cuts to social sciences

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:00

Bill to set spending targets for science agencies has modest overall increases, but cuts for social sciences and energy research.

Editorial Tags: Science policyResearch

Admissions leaders question ethics of Common Application's new question

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:00

Common Application wants to let colleges ask applicants to name other places they are applying to. Some admissions leaders believe this violates ethics guidelines and will encourage more gaming of the system.

 

Editorial Tags: Admissions
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