03 août 2018

Psychologists Mull Policy Shift on Detainees

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Psychological Association, which has apologized for its involvement in advising the George W. Bush administration on interrogation techniques after Sept. 11, could modify its policy against military psychologists interrogating government detainees at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere, Science reported. More...

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Historians Ask National Archives to Preserve Records on Treatment of Immigrants

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Historical Association is urging the National Archives and Record Administration to oppose any "threats to the preservation of records relating to the treatment of immigrants by the U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)." The plea was prompted by ICE’s request that the National Archives approve a new timeline for saving or purging records about detainees. More...

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Damages, Damages

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Federal jury says a professor of business at Columbia retaliated against a former junior faculty member when she complained of harassment. Columbia is liable for retaliation on his behalf. More...

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Termination for Using TAs?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. St. John Fisher seeks to fire a longtime professor over his use of paid class managers, saying it doesn't qualify as teaching. The professor says more is at play, including discrimination on the basis of his Muslim background. More...

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More Criticism of AP World History Timeline

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. While some have praised the College Board’s recent decision to begin its Advanced Placement World History exam in 1200 instead of 1450, as previously planned, concerns linger. More...

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Report: Gainful Employment Repeal Would Cost $4.7B

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A repeal of the Obama administration's gainful-employment rule would cost $4.7 billion over 10 years, according to an Education Department cost analysis, Politico reported this week. More...

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DeVos Delays Decision on Troubled Accreditor ACICS

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week issued an extension for her department's decision on whether to fully restore federal recognition of a troubled accreditor that the Obama administration had sought to terminate. More...

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Education Dept.'s Deregulation Push Gets Mixed Reviews

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Trump administration's proposal to overhaul rules for college accreditors is panned by consumer advocates. But online course providers and some who study higher ed say re-examination of accreditors is long overdue. More...

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DeVos to Announce New Push for Deregulation, Innovation

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Top Education Department official describes plan to "rethink" higher-education standards through new rule-making process, to be announced today, on accreditation, the credit hour standard, the faculty role online and more. More...

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DeVos Rule Would Cut Billions in Student Loan Relief

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Education Department proposes regulatory overhaul that would make loan forgiveness less likely for defrauded borrowers. Majority of outstanding loan claims were filed by former for-profit college students. More...

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