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May 4, 2006

Student course evaluations are ubiquitous these days, whether they be at a national site like ratemyprofessors.com or sponsored by individual institutions. But Harvard University faculty members are split on whether evaluations should be mandatory. Both the Faculty Council and the Harvard College Curricular Review have recommended requiring course evaluations, but at a Tuesday meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, many professors expressed the need to have a deeper discussion about the utility and drawbacks of evaluations before any decisions are made.

May 3, 2006

Lawmakers tell NSF what it should and shouldn't fund -- and question some grants (without bothering to talk to the researchers involved).

May 3, 2006

College Board investigates what it calls small decline in scores, but larger gaps at some institutions raise questions.

May 3, 2006

Confronting new competitors, Central Michigan U. looks ahead to another 35 years of training adult learners.

May 3, 2006

Education Department defines what students must do to qualify for Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grants.

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