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December 9, 2019
Study attempts to debunk criticisms of student evaluations of teaching as reliable measures of teaching effectiveness, but critics remain.

December 9, 2019
Church body files suit after Southern Methodist amended its governance documents to separate itself from church authority. The move follows actions by the United Methodist Church to strengthen prohibitions on same-sex marriage.

December 9, 2019
After years of debate, Pennsylvania county may finally get a community college. But some obstacles stand in the way.

December 9, 2019
Following discoveries of racist vandalism at Salisbury University, the administration is creating a brand-new position.

December 6, 2019
Tufts will remove the name of a family closely linked to opioids from its medical campus as it releases a report on decades of donations. Family's lawyer calls the decision "intellectually dishonest," but fundraising experts see needed reckoning with the past.

December 6, 2019
Student deaths and drug overdoses are prompting discussions on and off college campuses about strengthening medical amnesty and Good Samaritan laws to protect bystanders who call 911.

December 6, 2019
University of Michigan shares insights from its decentralized diversity accountability structure, in which individual academic and administrative units have their own diversity officers.

December 6, 2019
Millikin University is starting a master of arts in teaching. New York Institute of Technology is starting a Ph.D. in computer science.

December 5, 2019
The U.S. Senate education committee announced a bipartisan amendment that would permanently fund HBCUs and simplify the FAFSA. Its chances in the House are uncertain, and advocates disagree on whether an HEA authorization will follow.

December 5, 2019
The College of Health Care Professions, a for-profit in Texas, has solid outcomes for low-income students in health-care fields. How does the model work?

December 5, 2019
Colleges are increasingly collaborating with students who have large social media followings. Where do the boundaries lie?

December 5, 2019
Critics fear system will deepen divides among the country's universities.

December 5, 2019
Starting Off Community College of Allegheny County has started a $65 million campaign with no end date. Efforts to build jobs will be a priority. Thus far $44 million has been raised. Oral Roberts University has started a three-year campaign to raise $75 million. Buildings and scholarships are the top goals.

December 4, 2019
A new report found that wealthy students borrowed more frequently and borrowed larger sums in recent years, outpacing borrowing increases among less well-off students.

December 4, 2019
Colleges in the University System of Georgia will soon offer a new credential similar to an associate degree, featuring a flexible curriculum and specific workforce skills.

December 4, 2019
Graduate assistants walk out following prolonged contract negotiations over pay, benefits and Title IX protections.

December 3, 2019
Analysis of federal data shows that African Americans continue to struggle more than other borrowers with repaying student loans -- despite heavy use of income-driven repayment programs.

December 3, 2019
A new approach to teaching physics "energy first" holds promise, especially for students who struggle with math.

December 3, 2019
Author discusses her book on the failure of American universities to rescue scholars seeking to flee Nazi Germany.

December 3, 2019
Serving increasing numbers of students with allergies, University of North Texas joins Michigan State in offering a dining hall free of the most common food allergens.

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