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Critics blame accreditation for many of the (often conflicting) problems they see in higher education. But the agencies will likely endure, in large part because any replacement would give the feds much more power.
U of Kentucky did survey in which 80 percent of the student body participated and the definition of sexual assault was much more narrow than that used elsewhere. The finding: a significant number, but far lower than on other campuses, reporting assaults.
Washington State U overrules instructor, and says she may not have "blanket" bans on use of certain words or phrases, or punish those who violate such bans with lower grades or failure.
New analysis seeks to explain the declining interest of high school students in studying the humanities in college, and a reversal once they arrive.

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Garrison Walters offers colleges and their leaders some things to think about as they weigh presidential perks. To wit, rationalization is the road to ruin, and if you really want art, buy it yourself. You can afford it.
K. Jamie Rogers says critics have misunderstood proposed changes in engineering accrediting standards, and that the possible shifts are still being modified.

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A college leader can gain not only new knowledge but important perspective, writes Michael J. Sorrell.

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Call to Action: Marketing and Communications in Higher Education

September 1, 2015
If you think the cost of developing a shared brand across your campus is pricey, consider the opportunity cost of not doing so.

Confessions of a Community College Dean

August 31, 2015
What skills do students need, regardless of major or career? What skills do we just expect all educated adults to have?

GradHacker

August 31, 2015
How to apply the lessons learned during an undergraduate athletic career to the pursuit of the Ph.D.

Just Visiting

August 30, 2015
An experiment in podcasting as academic community building and, believe it or not, trying to have some fun.

University of Venus

August 30, 2015
This is not what academe is about.

The World View

August 30, 2015
While there is considerable anecdotal evidence that corruption is a serious international problem in higher education, it is difficult to define, confirm and catalog the phenomenon.

Prose and Purpose

August 30, 2015
The article on increasing tuition discounting (Discounting Grows Again) in the Tuesday edition of Inside Higher Ed was no surprise whatsoever.

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