Higher Education News

Seasoned educators weigh in on not losing control of a class

Inside HigherEd - 2 hours 20 min ago

Experts weigh in on how to get a class back on track once the professor feels he or she is no longer in control. Preventive classroom management can go a long way in never getting to that point, they say.

Editorial Tags: FacultyTeachingImage Source: Getty Images

Report questions why colleges consider high school disciplinary records

Inside HigherEd - 2 hours 20 min ago

Study finds colleges are considering high school disciplinary records, largely without policies about when such information is relevant.

Editorial Tags: Admissions

Ed-tech start-up Ranku pitches increased online enrollments sans marketing dollars

Inside HigherEd - 2 hours 20 min ago

Ed-tech start-up Ranku pitches efficiency, not marketing, to universities interested in enrolling more students online. Early results from Columbia University are promising.

Editorial Tags: Distance educationOnline learning

Rhode Island approves new college to help adults finish degrees

Inside HigherEd - 2 hours 20 min ago

New college in Rhode Island will help the state's adults with incomplete degrees graduate. Organization's leaders have their eyes on national -- and possibly international -- expansion.

Editorial Tags: Teaching

Colleges announce commencement speakers

Inside HigherEd - 2 hours 20 min ago

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

Editorial Tags: Commencement speakers

Drake College of Business to close doors at end of July

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:00

A for-profit college in New Jersey that made news five years ago for recruiting homeless people has become the latest to announce it will close its doors.

Editorial Tags: For-profit colleges

Rulings mixed in recent lawsuits over police records at private colleges

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:00

Ohio Supreme Court rules that sworn police departments at private colleges are subject to open-records laws. A judge in Indiana disagrees.

Editorial Tags: CrimeLegal issues

Student interest, or lack thereof, drives change in two-year college athletics

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:00

Athletic programs at two-year colleges wax and wane depending on student interest and budget realities, but overall the number of programs appears to be holding steady.

Editorial Tags: AthleticsCommunity collegesImage Source: Western Nevada CollegeImage Caption: Western Nevada College Wildcats baseball player

Author discusses his new book on the rise of English as the dominant language of science

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:00

Author discusses his new book on science before and after the dominance of English as a global language.

Editorial Tags: Sciences/Tech/Engineering/Math

Colleges award tenure

Inside HigherEd - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:00

The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:

Boston University

Editorial Tags: Tenure list

As rich universities get richer, are poor students being left behind?

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:00

The gap between wealthy universities and the rest of the pack is widening at an ever faster pace, leaving low-income students in the lurch.

Editorial Tags: Economic Crisis 2009-10Federal policyFinancial aidIvy LeagueImage Source: Yale UniversityImage Caption: Yale University received a $150 million gift from Stephen Schwarzman, left, this month to renovate its Commons student center. Yale is one of the 40 richest universities in the country, a group that receives 60 percent of all higher education donations.

Academic, library and technology groups criticize new Elsevier sharing and hosting policy

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:00

A coalition of academic, library and technology associations criticizes Elsevier's new sharing and hosting policy, saying it undermines open-access initiatives.

Editorial Tags: LibrariesPublishingScholarly associations

What kind of resources do colleges provide to students with complaints?

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:00

Fed up with slow administration responses, students have taken complaints to the press and social media -- to the frustration of their institutions. What other options do students have before they go public?

Editorial Tags: Student life

Bipartisan agreement on risk sharing, but in concept only

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:00

Democrats and Republicans jump on the risk-sharing bandwagon -- but an agreement on how to structure it is far more elusive.

Leaders of higher education in Chile discuss prospects for reform

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:00

Higher education leaders discuss prospects for change.

Editorial Tags: Foreign countries

Colleges start new programs

Inside HigherEd - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:00
Editorial Tags: New academic programs

Obama administration may soon announce experimental access to Pell Grants for incarcerated students

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00

The Education Department is considering a limited experiment to allow incarcerated students to receive Pell Grants, which could build momentum for lifting a Clinton-era congressional ban.

Editorial Tags: Federal policyFinancial aidPell GrantsImage Source: Lipscomb UniversityImage Caption: Prison education program from Lipscomb University

U of San Francisco gives gaokao-based admissions a try in China

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00

The University of San Francisco plans to admit students based on their scores on the Chinese university entrance exam, the gaokao, and an interview. But is that test, with its many flaws, a good tool?

Editorial Tags: AdmissionsChinaInternational higher educationImage Source: AFP / Getty ImagesImage Caption: Students in China arrive for the exam.

With a new IT governance structure in place, U of Cincinnati grows its Canopy

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00

U of Cincinnati is growing a Canopy of university-approved ed-tech tools after making quality control -- with faculty and student input -- part of how it governs information technology.

Education Department inspector general slams agency’s estimates of erroneous Pell Grant and student loan payments

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00

The Education Department's inspector general accuses department officials, in effect, of fuzzy math in calculating the rate at which Pell and student loan dollars were erroneously awarded.

Editorial Tags: Financial aid
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