Higher Education News

Proposed adjunct union at Seattle U. passes NLRB eligibility review

Inside HigherEd - 7 hours 12 min ago

In the first ruling following an N.L.R.B. shift, board director finds that Seattle U.'s Catholic status does not preclude adjunct collective bargaining.

Editorial Tags: AdjunctsUnions/unionizationAdjuntsImage Source: SEIUImage Caption: Adjuncts at Seattle U. protest last week during National Adjunct Walkout Day.

For ‘New York Times,’ online education remains a branding opportunity

Inside HigherEd - 7 hours 12 min ago

The New York Times announces a new education initiative, almost three years after it shut down its last major effort.

Editorial Tags: Distance educationImage Source: The New York Times

Study reveals SAT thresholds may hinder future four-year success

Inside HigherEd - 7 hours 12 min ago

Study reveals minimum SAT requirements that push students toward the two-year sector may hinder their success at earning four-year degrees.

Rising price of Virginia public universities disproportionately hurts low-income students

Inside HigherEd - 7 hours 12 min ago

An “extraordinarily” detailed analysis of student-level data in Virginia shows low-income students were hit hardest as public colleges and universities raised tuition during Great Recession.

Editorial Tags: State policyVirginia

Colleges start new programs

Inside HigherEd - 7 hours 12 min ago
Editorial Tags: New academic programs

Sweet Briar College will shut down

Inside HigherEd - 7 hours 12 min ago

UPDATE: Some see a courageous decision by a board that searched hard for alternatives. Others are dubious. Many wonder which other colleges are vulnerable.

Editorial Tags: Liberal arts collegesWomen's collegesImage Caption: Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College will shut down

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:17

Board says it couldn't craft a strategy to preserve its mission and finances. Move is highly unusual for a college that has accreditation, some unique programs and a $94 million endowment.

Editorial Tags: Liberal arts collegesWomen's collegesImage Caption: Sweet Briar College

UW-Madison chancellor comes under fire for comments about how she matches outside faculty offers

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:00

UW-Madison chancellor comes under fire for recently admitting she matches outside faculty offers with course load reductions. Is there anything wrong with the practice?

Editorial Tags: FacultyHiringPayWisconsinImage Caption: UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank

U. Tennessee System backtracks on 'de-tenure' language

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:00

U. of Tennessee walks back -- at least in terminology -- from a proposal to "de-tenure" faculty members as part of new business plan. But the policy idea may well remain alive.

Editorial Tags: FacultyTenureTennesseeImage Source: U. of TennesseeImage Caption: Joe DiPietro

UCLA student government questions judicial board nominee for being Jewish

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:00

UCLA student government panel, interviewing candidate for judicial post, initially rejected her for being Jewish and involved in Jewish groups.

Editorial Tags: Religion

Ohio nonprofit offers students jobs, scholarship money

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:00

A growing nonprofit gives students part-time jobs and scholarships -- while boosting problem-solving skills.

Editorial Tags: Student lifeImage Caption: Mount St. Joseph students work at their on-campus call center for Education at Work, a nonprofit organization aimed at reducing students' reliance on loans.

Colleges announce commencement speakers

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:00

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

Editorial Tags: Commencement speakers

UW-Madison chancellor comes under fire for comments about how she matches outside faculty offers

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:00

UW-Madison chancellor comes under fire for recently admitting she matches outside faculty offers with course load reductions. Is there anything wrong with the practice?

Editorial Tags: FacultyHiringPayWisconsinImage Caption: UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank

U. Tennessee System backtracks on 'de-tenure' language

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:00

U. of Tennessee walks back -- at least in terminology -- from a proposal to "de-tenure" faculty members as part of new business plan. But the policy idea may well remain alive.

Editorial Tags: FacultyTenureTennesseeImage Source: U. of TennesseeImage Caption: Joe DiPietro

UCLA student government questions judicial board nominee for being Jewish

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:00

UCLA student government panel, interviewing candidate for judicial post, initially rejected her for being Jewish and involved in Jewish groups.

Editorial Tags: Religion

Ohio nonprofit offers students jobs, scholarship money

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:00

A growing nonprofit gives students part-time jobs and scholarships -- while boosting problem-solving skills.

Editorial Tags: Student lifeImage Caption: Mount St. Joseph students work at their on-campus call center for Education at Work, a nonprofit organization aimed at reducing students' reliance on loans.

Colleges announce commencement speakers

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:00

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

Editorial Tags: Commencement speakers

Study finds instructors with Asian last names receive lower scores on Rate My Professors

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:00

Instructors with Asian-sounding last names receive lower ratings on Rate My Professors than others. Why?

Editorial Tags: Race

Purdue employees protest plan to cut employee leave time

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:00

Purdue told employees that days off for vacation, sick leave and other reasons would be combined in a streamlined program. Then employees did the math.

Editorial Tags: CompensationImage Source: TwitterImage Caption: Open forum at Purdue

Rhodes College professor finds himself targeted by ISIS

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:00

Academic at Rhodes College, who in the past has been criticized by right-wing American groups, is featured in magazine of the Islamic State as example of an apostate who should be killed.

Editorial Tags: LifeImage Source: Rhodes CollegeImage Caption: Yasir Qadhi
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