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.
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.
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.
Women interviewing for jobs in political science say they sometimes hide the fact that they are pregnant or nursing -- or delay having children altogether.
Historically black colleges need a digital learning strategy, but they should resist the temptation to focus on MOOCs or other approaches that weren't designed for the students they serve, writes Roy L. Beasley.
Rochester professor questions whether rape is problematic if victim is passed out. Hopkins professor equates homosexuality with bestiality. And Princeton women are urged to marry Princeton men -- pronto.
Disturbed by reports of gender discrimination in philosophy, the American Philosophical Association announces a new study, including site visits to some departments.
Supreme Court agrees to decide whether Michigan voters had the right to bar public colleges and universities from considering race and ethnicity in admissions.
Popular science blogger reveals that she's a woman. Many fans of the blog are shocked -- while others are shocked by the shock.
In survey of experiences of student affairs professionals, a surprising trend emerges: the alienation of straight white men.
Indian-born academics are seeing their numbers grow in top campus jobs, reflecting internationalization trends over the past 40 years.
The debate over a Facebook executive's book about women points to skills that colleges need to promote in their female students, write Becky Wai-Ling Packard and Jessica Bacal.
Campus leaders are unduly optimistic about likely fate of race-conscious admissions, Richard Kahlenberg writes. He predicts Supreme Court decision will bolster role of socioeconomic class.