Assessment and Accountability

President to deliver on promise to punish colleges that don't show they guarantee free speech on campus, and includes language on outcomes data and risk sharing. But it's unclear the force it will carry.
Carol Folt has plenty of experience dealing with controversy from her time leading UNC Chapel Hill. Prominent figures say she'll have to do housecleaning as president of the University of Southern California.

Diversity, Global, Foreign Students

Professor at Maryland who allegedly accused all Chinese students of cheating resigns, the latest in a series of incidents involving tensions between faculty and international students.

Faculty, Academic Freedom, Teaching and Learning

A new study says trigger warnings are useless. Does that mean they should be abandoned?
Lawsuit says the university is inappropriately earning money from the earliest images of slaves -- commissioned by Louis Agassiz -- and failing to recognize his legacy of racism.
Designed to cut through the “alphabet soup” of public university acronyms in Florida, bold new University of South Florida bull logo gets mixed reviews. Many say it reminds them of Merrill Lynch.
Incident is latest in which academics say they are facing hostility for views that do not conform to those of activists.


Strengthening connections between credit and noncredit work-force programs at community colleges would be beneficial for students, writes Jim Jacobs.
Low-income students face many more obstacles to earning a college degree than affluent ones. Preferences for alumni children shouldn’t be among them, argues Peter McPherson.

Career Advice

Victoria Reyes suggests some dos and don'ts for making yours as strong and effective as possible.
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Just Visiting

March 20, 2019
Establishing a national online university is a Hail Mary pass for an institution that's not being sufficiently supported. It's a common story throughout the country.

Confessions of a Community College Dean

March 20, 2019
Layers, costs and careers.  

Technology and Learning

March 20, 2019
Rebranding and rethinking remote academic work.


March 20, 2019
Recognizing the parallels between your work as a graduate student and that of labor organizers in academia. 

Online: Trending Now

March 20, 2019
How can we be sure we are identifying the most important risks in our changing field and are prepared to mitigate their potential impact?

Call to Action: Marketing and Communications in Higher Education

March 20, 2019
As March Madness begins, new research offers tips for shaping online conversations about athletics.

University of Venus

March 19, 2019
Gen X, Millenials and Gen Z together.

Library Babel Fish

March 19, 2019
An important and thought-provoking book, with a few reservations.

Conversations on Diversity

March 19, 2019
Diversity progressives should be careful about the kind of activism that poisons the atmosphere, because soon even they will be choking on the fumes.
Fear of failure can be a powerful motivator and a marvelous teacher. TCU’s mission to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders comes with the personal attention that lends itself to encouragement and patience, usually with wonderful outcomes.
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