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U of Texas grad students push 'bill of rights' to secure better support

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Push by grad students at UT Austin shows how difficult it can be to define what doctoral support is needed -- and how to get it.
 

Faculty object to plan to replace humanities requirement with self-help course

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Replacing a required humanities course with a class based on the popular self-help book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has faculty up in arms at one community college.

Stackable credentials in energy industry take off in Texas

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Texas community colleges create stackable credentials for jobs in booming oil and gas industry, so students can leave when hired and return later.

U. of Texas president wants faculty input on future of online education

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In report to faculty and students, UT president outlines principles for online education and asks for greater input from professors. 

U of Texas political tensions to come to a head in legislative hearings this spring

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Years of tension between state policy makers and administrators at the University of Texas at Austin could come to a head in a series of legislative battles this spring.

Meningitis shot's impact on community college enrollment in Texas

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Community college enrollments in Texas level off, and newly required meningitis vaccinations (and associated fees and hassles) might be part of the cause.

Texas, Florida, and Wisconsin governors see large overlap in higher education platforms

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Overlap in agendas for governors of Wisconsin, Florida, and Texas hints at a new Republican approach to higher education.

Med schools are a target for universities seeking prestige and new revenues

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Several prominent universities, driven by revenue and prestige concerns, are building or merging with medical schools at a furious pace.

Report reveals divergent views on where to take U. of North Texas at Dallas

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Divergent views by consultants and faculty members on where to take the U. of North Texas at Dallas, a high-profile experiment in rethinking higher education, present a challenge for administrators.

U. of Texas system adopts a performance pay system for campus presidents

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U. of Texas System adopts a performance pay system for presidents and other administrators, a move that could signal a new strategy in executive compensation -- and, critics fear, skew priorities.

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