Lawmakers Side With Universities Against Proposal That Could ‘Chill’ Research Partnerships

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is considering allowing government agencies to seize patents of high-priced, federally funded inventions. 

Distinctive Funding Challenges for Rural Regional Colleges

The presidents of three public colleges in Colorado have banded together, asking state legislators for additional funds to help offset the challenges of being small and isolated.

New on the Job: Q&A With Leslie Webb, University of Montana

Webb discusses her first year as vice provost for student success and campus life at the University of Montana at Missoula and her vision moving forward.

Funding Student Success: Stipends for Professional Clothing

While career closets have gained popularity in recent years, Babson College’s new initiative provides a model for colleges without the space to house hundreds of garments to consider.

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The Program-Level AI Conversations We Should Be Having

Now is the time to progress to program-level conversations around curriculum and learning outcomes, Kathleen Landy writes.

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What Are the Values of a University?

Now more than ever, we need to affirm what a university stands for, Dan Edelstein writes.

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Rethinking Grad Admissions in a Post-SFFA World

Nick Eubank writes that a mission-derived rubric can help programs admit students with a wide range of life experiences.

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3 Tips for Faculty Members New to Administrative Roles

Advice for professors who move into administration, often without sufficient training from their institutions.

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Like a Good Student, AI Is Getting Smarter

Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT-4, Gemini Advanced and their competition now have more features than the versions we used just a year ago.

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The Pros and Cons of Our Algorithmized Age

Artistic and cultural creativity in an algorithmic world.

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Succeeding as a Gen Z Leader In Higher Ed

Megan Finlan advises how to manage and connect with a student team as an administrator when you just recently graduated yourself.

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Making the Most of External Review Letters

Their quality must improve, and with that the credibility of promotion and tenure as a professional process, says Richard Utz, who offers some guidelines.

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Things to Consider Before All in Favor Say, ‘AI’

Graduate students and postdocs shouldn’t use ChatGPT to help write first drafts, says Jovana Milosavljevic Ardeljan, as it robs them of an important opportunity.

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Students say how their colleges and universities are and should be preparing them for the workforce, including through their experiences with campus career centers, experiential learning and career influencers.