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Apr 01, 2014
What do academic departments risk when they're not perceived as being "flexible" enough to accommodate work-family balance? A lot -- and not only parents feel the pinch, a new study suggests.

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January 23, 2013 - 10:04pm

When parents, teachers, lawmakers and communities debate over which part of the American education system should receive the most scrutiny or support, adult education, specifically General Educational Development (GED),  is rarely in contention. Conceptually adult education programs serve those who depart school without diplomas and are now seeking a credential to access the workforce or postsecondary opportunities.

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September 13, 2012 - 9:21pm

Over the past couple of years the censoring of self-expression has been a hot topic on many campuses. Recently the media washed ashore a new wave of controversy concerning Hampton University’s business school policy that restricts MBA students from wearing their hair in locs (or what is more commonly referred to as “Dread-locs”). This comes on the heels of the brouhaha that developed following the implementation of a written dress code policy at Morehouse College.

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August 21, 2012 - 10:18am

In recent years the higher education community has focused more on the role institutions’ play in student success. For a long time the blame for failure has been laid squarely at the feet of students.  If a student dropped out of college it was assumed that they were unmotivated, under-prepared, or lacked the aptitude required to be a college graduate.  The fact that dropouts were admitted meant that they somehow fell through an admissions crack undetected.

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January 24, 2013
Male faculty members don't take paid parental leave as often as critics assert, even when their spouses also work.
January 17, 2013
Faculty advocates and disability law experts question physical requirements included in many of Azusa Pacific University's job ads.
January 15, 2013
With more institutions citing budget woes as they eliminate academic programs, AAUP offers new recommendations for faculty involvement in such decisions and just what constitutes financial exigency.
January 11, 2013
Death of department chair at Texas A&M -- a prominent figure in rhetoric nationally -- leaves scholars with more questions than answers.
January 10, 2013
Research from University of Washington shows professors to be self-critical about and constantly struggling to improve their teaching.
January 9, 2013
Adjunct faculty make up most of the higher education work force, but their working conditions largely don't reflect their role. Is reform on a wide scale possible? What will it take?
January 3, 2013
Female historians who are married move to full professor at a slower pace than their single colleagues, new study finds. For male historians, a spouse appears to speed up promotion.
December 21, 2012
Data released ahead of MLA convention set tone for hiring in the humanities this season.
December 18, 2012
Appeals court says University of Toledo had right to fire human resources director for op-ed questioning legitimacy of gay rights.
December 18, 2012
With several high-profile disputes recently settled, and another in litigation, questions arise about university's commitment to diversity and academic freedom, as well as its tenure process.

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