17 juin 2018

Deal Says Nassar Survivors Must Halt Lobbying on Bills

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. As a part of the $500 million settlement that Michigan State University will pay to the survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse, they must also agree to stop advocating for certain reform bills in the state’s legislature. More...

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Democrats Oppose State Authorization Rule Delay

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Two congressional Democrats have written to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to oppose the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed two-year delay for implementing state authorization rules. More...

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Massachusetts and Puerto Rico Join SARA

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Massachusetts and Puerto Rico have officially joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement -- a regulatory framework that aims to make it simpler for colleges and universities to offer online education across the U.S. More...

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16 juin 2018

Northwestern Settles in Wrongful Conviction Case

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Northwestern University settled Friday with a man who said he was wrongly convicted in a double murder case following attention from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. More...

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DFW Fail

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Teaching matters at Savannah State University, Georgia’s oldest historically black institution, and the faculty knows that. But professors there didn’t know until recently that the rate at which they give D and F grades and see students withdraw from their courses was impacting the tenure and promotion process. More...

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U Wyoming Board Agrees to Less Severe Shared Governance Changes

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. After pushback from professors, the members of the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees and Faculty Senate reached an agreement on the board’s proposed changes to institutional regulations, the university announced. The board will vote on the updated regulations in July, but they’re expected to pass. More...

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Comeback in Compton

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. After becoming the first public college in California to lose accreditation, Compton College is preparing to stand on its own once again. More...

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Closing Gaps in San Francisco

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A social justice curriculum paired with student support services and specially trained faculty members has helped two San Francisco-based colleges increase completion rates. More...

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FIRE, Aim, Ready!

HomeRecent controversies over free speech on America’s college and university campuses have inspired various organizations to propose policy changes for the consideration of college administrators. A report from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, "Building a Culture of Free Expression on the American College Campus: Challenges and Solutions," cheapens the argument for freedom of expression by appealing to politically fueled stereotypes of faculty members and administrators. In attacking what it sees as the excess of political correctness, it defends free expression on campuses for weak reasons. More...

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College Textbooks in New York State Becoming More Affordable

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Textbooks can cost hundreds of dollars each with some classes requiring more than one, then multiplied by several classes, and that’s in addition to the cost of classes! It really is cost prohibitive for many hoping to attend college. More...

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