Higher Education News

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

Inside HigherEd - 8 hours 2 min ago

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 - 8 hours 2 min ago

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 - 8 hours 2 min ago

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 - 8 hours 2 min ago

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 - 8 hours 2 min ago

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

U.S. campuses are on edge over Ebola

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:00
One college suspends new admissions for all of Africa while other institutions have disinvited speakers or quarantined students and faculty. 

Editorial Tags: International higher educationForeign Students in U.S.Health

Conference speakers say the liberal arts must return to a purer form to survive

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:00

If the liberal arts are dying, who's to blame? Speakers at conference say advocates of a broad education need to look inward.

Editorial Tags: TeachingImage Source: St. John's College

Is American Studies Association changing its boycott of Israeli academe?

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:00

Recent statements from American Studies Association have some questioning whether the group is softening its boycott of Israeli academe.

Editorial Tags: Humanities

Education Department publishes final rules on campus crime reporting

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:00

New rules from the Department of Education will require colleges to provide crime statistics on dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as well as on reported crimes that were determined to be unfounded.

Editorial Tags: Sexual assault

Budget concerns spur changes to NEH summer seminars

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:00

Following criticism from a politician and facing uncertain funding in the future, the National Endowment for the Humanities drops some international programs.

 

Editorial Tags: NEH
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