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Study examines professors' writing assignments for students

Inside HigherEd - 12 hours 11 min ago

National study examines the nature of assignments -- and finds many of them lacking in creativity.

Editorial Tags: Writing

Community college that serves Ferguson, Mo., has high aspirations -- but low graduation rates

Inside HigherEd - 12 hours 11 min ago

The community college that serves students not unlike Michael Brown is a local hub important enough that Attorney General Holder made the campus his first stop. Local students see the college as a way out.

Editorial Tags: Community collegesAfrican AmericansImage Caption: A building on St. Louis Community College's Ferguson campus

College-level statistics trumps remedial algebra in CUNY study

Inside HigherEd - 12 hours 11 min ago

Students fare better by skipping remediation and instead taking statistics with an additional workshop, new CUNY study finds, fueling state remedial reforms.

Editorial Tags: Graduation ratesCommunity collegesRemedial educationNew York City

New report on international admissions at U.S. graduate schools shows continued growth and shifting student mix

Inside HigherEd - 12 hours 11 min ago

New report on international admissions at U.S. graduate schools shows continued growth, driven by big increases in Indian students and despite modest drop in applications from China. 

Editorial Tags: Graduate educationInternational higher educationForeign Students in U.S.

Poland sends top academics to special courses in California

Inside HigherEd - 12 hours 11 min ago

New initiative sends top Polish academics to special 9-week courses at Stanford and Berkeley.

Editorial Tags: Foreign countries

New presidents or provosts: Brown Carroll Lehigh Carbon NIU Salus Scranton Vanguard TTU

Inside HigherEd - 12 hours 11 min ago
  • James Ball, vice president of academic and student affairs and dean of the faculty at Carroll Community College, in Maryland, has been promoted to president there.
  • Ann D. Bieber, interim president of Lehigh Carbon Community College, in Pennsylvania, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
Editorial Tags: College administrationNew presidents

Consultants' best case scenarios rarely reality

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00

Consultants help colleges save money, but not as much as colleges might expect, according to a new report.

Editorial Tags: Business issues

Group wants to help professors fight against sexual assault on campus

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00

Some faculty members want to play a bigger role in the fight against campus sexual assault. A new national advocacy group aims to help them do that.

Editorial Tags: FacultyActivism

New survey offers insights on international student satisfaction in three countries

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00

Those studying in other countries are broadly satisfied but satisfaction levels vary by country of origin. Large numbers of students from any one nation can inhibit integration, survey finds.

ACT's annual score report shows languishing racial gaps, mediocre scores

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00

The ACT's annual score report, released today, shows persistent racial achievement gaps and stagnant average scores -- with the majority of test-takers failing to meet college readiness benchmarks.

Editorial Tags: Standardized tests

Moving from community college to four-year university is most likely to yield succeful credit transfer, study finds

Inside HigherEd - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00

Moving along the community college to four-year university pipeline is the most likely to lead to successful credit transfers in higher education, a new federal study finds.

Editorial Tags: Community colleges

New report calls for trustees to take more active role

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:28

Panel urges boards to become more involved in everything from presidential searches to the curriculum.

 

Editorial Tags: Trustees/regents

Education Department reviews its monitoring of large for-profits in wake of Corinthian collapse

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00

The messy failure of Corinthian Colleges raises questions about limitations of the Education Department's oversight of for-profit chains, and how it might tighten as other companies teeter.

Editorial Tags: AccreditationFederal policyEducation DepartmentFor-profit colleges

Boycott battles continue in U.S. academe

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00

Both advocates and opponents of the boycott of Israeli universities are gearing up for a busy academic year on that front.

Editorial Tags: Academic freedomIsraelPalestineInternational higher education

New academic novel takes the form of letters of recommendation

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00

New novel by an English professor offers a fresh take on the academic satire genre.

Study: Scholars are present on professional networks, but engage on Twitter

Inside HigherEd - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00

Study finds many researchers maintain a presence on professional networks, but use Twitter to discuss their work.

Editorial Tags: Social media/networkingImage Source: Twitter

Study raises questions about why women are less likely than men to earn tenure at research universities

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:00

Study raises questions about why women are less likely than men to earn tenure at research universities. Hint: It's not research output.

Editorial Tags: Computer scienceEnglishSociologyWomenImage Caption: Kate Weisshaar

New study assesses humanities' impact by credits earned, not majors declared

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:00

New analysis shows that students earn more credits in the humanities than in STEM -- but that humanities majors and STEM majors rarely find themselves in the same classroom.

Editorial Tags: Curriculum

Community colleges and for-profits fare similarly in new study of employer responses

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:00

Employers view for-profits and community colleges equally on job applications, a novel study finds, but what that means is in the eye of the beholder.

Editorial Tags: Career/Tech EducationCommunity collegesFor-profit colleges

Student groups unhappy with Columbia's new sexual assault policy

Inside HigherEd - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:00

Columbia University unveils a new sexual assault policy, but student groups say the changes don't go far enough to address their concerns. 

Editorial Tags: Sexual assault
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