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Faculty members earn 15 percent less than others with advanced degrees, study finds. They work equally long hours.
Scholar says a new book on China’s “leftover women” fails to acknowledge her years of research in the area -- and the fact that both authors have corresponded on the topic since 2011.
Adams State president Beverlee McClure has been put on leave for reasons unknown, though professors have accused her of mismanagement and cruelty. Her Halloween costume left many appalled.
New project from land-grant university association will bring 100 institutions together to work on improving student completion rates and closing achievement gaps.
Education Department signals interest in revisiting rules making student loans eligible for bankruptcy -- a priority for some Democrats and consumer groups.
Community colleges are increasingly unsure whether their online courses meet federal accessibility requirements, survey finds.

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The idea of deliberately manipulating a crisis at a flagship U.S. university via social media once sounded like a crazy conspiracy theory, writes Ellen de Graffenreid, but we now realize the extent to which it can actually happen.

Career Advice

Often overlooked, it's an academic job worth considering, writes Patricia Ann Mabrouk.
The University of Florida’s recent move into the U.S. News and World Report top 10 standing has only propelled this Research I university forward and set their sights even higher. In order to continue its trajectory, UF is in the process of recruiting 500 of the finest investigators who are conducting and producing the highest caliber of research. That is made possible with the help of UF’s HiPerGator supercomputer.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean

February 21, 2018
An endorsement of handshakes.

University of Venus

February 21, 2018
Will the Weinstein scandals lead to a change in academic culture?

Call to Action: Marketing and Communications in Higher Education

February 21, 2018
Sweating your brand’s small stuff for consistency and credibility.

Conversations on Diversity

February 21, 2018
Should diversity officers focus on helping underrepresented students thrive on a campus, or fostering conversations between conflicting viewpoints?

GradHacker

February 20, 2018
By addressing the style and content of your assignment sheets, you can help students write better papers.

Just Visiting

February 20, 2018
Try something, see what happens.

Digital Tweed

February 19, 2018
The peak months of the annual academic hiring cycle provide an interesting opportunity to ask yourself:  how did you get here? 

The World View

February 17, 2018
The President of Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences, Borys Paton, will turn 100 this year.  He is perhaps the oldest chief of a national academy in the world. 

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