Distance education

For-Profit Interest

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Private investments in higher education were up substantially in 2004.

Expanding Access Via Distance Ed

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Enrollments have boomed in an experimental federal program. But does that mean financial aid rules should be eased for online providers?

Athletics Fraud in the Digital Age

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NCAA finds that Nicholls State coaches and advisers helped 29 athletes cheat their way through online courses from Brigham Young.

Outsourcing the Faculty

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Professors at Delaware State say the university is trying to create a distance education program in which they will play no role.

DeVry's Retrenchment

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DeVry University cut back faculty positions last week in a continuing effort to bolster profits amid decreasing enrollment.

The for-profit institution said Wednesday that it had eliminated the jobs of 134 faculty members, both full-time and part-time. DeVry had already carried out two voluntary buyout programs earlier in the fiscal year. This most recent reduction, in which 29 faculty members voluntarily took a buyout, followed an evaluation of DeVry’s “campus-based instructional needs.”

Donald Trump Founds 'University'

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Once you've done real estate, casinos, an airline, and reality television, what's left? For Donald Trump, there's always higher education.

On Monday Trump unveiled his own "university," which will sell CD-ROMs and offer online courses in real estate and business. No credit or degrees will be offered, although baseball caps and shirts with the university logo may be purchased ($21.95 for a cap, $39.95 for a golf shirt).

Faculty Removes a Union at Davenport

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Full-time professors at Davenport University vote unanimously to end collective bargaining.

Pushing for Wireless

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Higher education backs efforts by municipalities to provide Internet access to all.

Scarlet Letter

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New law in Oregon will force people with unlicensed degrees to raise a red flag to potential employers.

Really Open Source

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Rice U.'s Connexions, which lets professors from any campus share materials, tries to challenge traditional peer review and publishing.

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