News

Survey reveals their thoughts on Me Too (nearly half have seen complaints of harassment by professors in last year), the liberal arts (many are worried), criteria for program cuts (they don't favor just counting number of majors), general education, textbook costs, civility and more.

Administration and Finance

Massachusetts takes a swing at regulating small colleges at risk of shutting down in order to better protect students. Institutions at risk would have to be public about their financial vulnerabilities 18 months before a possible closure.

Unions, Faculty

Wright State professors strike over a board-imposed contract they say would gut faculty rights and compensation. Non-tenure-track faculty members would have to wait nine or more years for job stability under university plan.
The U.S. Department of Education is contemplating going back to the drawing board on complex rules governing authority to operate online programs in multiple states.

Assessment and Accountability, Global, International Higher Education

Saying it wants to "again become a place where talent feels valued and nurtured," Ghent University overhauls its system for faculty evaluation to de-emphasize quantitative metrics and annual progress reports. Professors will be asked about their goals and what they are proud of.

Views

Academic Freedom

Not a False Alarm
Partisan politics prevents those on the political left from seeing threats to campus free expression, argue Jeffrey Aaron Snyder and Amna Khalid.

Career Advice

Kiernan Mathews describes five key developmental challenges today's chief academic officers face.
As higher education focuses on sustainability, improved insight across the institution impacts key areas like student + employee retention.

Blogs

Online: Trending Now

January 23, 2019
Every year our degrees “expire” in relevancy and timeliness if we don’t refresh each class with an eye to the future, Ray Schroeder argues.

Library Babel Fish

January 22, 2019
Yeah, I have reservations about wading into this one, but what is tenure good for if you don’t use it?

GradHacker

January 21, 2019
A responsive and flexible system for short- and long-term planning, one which uses a bullet journal and a paper calendar-accordion monstrosity.

Conversations on Diversity

January 21, 2019
The philosophy of nonviolence has great wisdom, even for those of us who are not pacifists.

Just Visiting

January 20, 2019
Sarah Rose Cavanagh reminds us that when it comes to big questions, it's always complicated.

The World View

January 20, 2019
Latin America — and its leading universities — are at a turning point, one that could usher in a new era of international collaboration, with wide-ranging implications for students, faculty and regional economies.

University of Venus

January 20, 2019
Make 2019 the year you write with us. 
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