Iowa

Iowa state legislators mandate course-level 'continuous improvement' reporting, to mixed reactions

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Faculty members at Iowa's 3 public universities must demonstrate learning outcomes and report on how students achieve them. Proponents see "continuous improvement," while critics see paperwork.

AAUP calls for faculty participation in financial exigency declarations

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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.

Iowa proposes to end use of tuition revenue for financial aid

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Iowa proposal to eliminate use of tuition dollars for financial aid raises questions about who should shoulder the burden of financial aid and who decides how aid gets doled out.

Iowa State cancels class on Biblical insights for business

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After a faculty campaign, university calls off a class on applying the Bible to business.

Iowa caucuses provide teaching and researching opportunities

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The state's political caucuses are presidential candidates' first opportunity to show their stuff. Iowa's professors, students and researchers also get a chance to dissect the caucuses for the rest of the nation.

The Town with No Tuition?

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Voters in Davenport, Iowa will decide today whether to give any local graduate nearly $20,000 for a college education -- for use anywhere.

Diversity in Science

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Female and minority students are often missing from the sciences. But at Grinnell, those students are on the rise.

Funding Publics

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U. of California's Yudof, other public presidents turn to the federal government for financial support.

The Bank of Academic Credit

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Midwest group begins work on a "credential repository" for students to figure out how to translate their classes and work experience into degrees.

Rising Above the Flood

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When a record-breaking flood in June 2008 damaged 2.5 million square feet of the University of Iowa, the campus and the community worked hard to recover as much as possible in time for that fall's semester. The university opened as scheduled that fall, but the flood left an estimated $743-million impact that completely transformed the face of its campus.

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