administrators

NSF moves forward plan to link funding to appropriate conduct, but the NIH says it's not ready to take that step

Two federal science agencies announce actions on harassment, to two very different reactions -- NSF moves forward with a plan to link funding to appropriate conduct, but NIH says it's not ready to take that step.

Blended learning model at University of Central Florida draws business student ire

Business students at the University of Central Florida agitate for alternatives to a model that heavily shifts their learning time to outside the classroom and reduces exposure to instructors. Administrators say their approach is educationally sound.

Why one academic spends hours a week putting together a spreadsheet of documented harassment cases, names and all

Why one scientist spends hours a week putting together a spreadsheet of documented harassment findings, names and all.

UMBC students protest over sexual assault, university response

Students flood Maryland-Baltimore County administration building to demand new policies around campus sexual assault.

New national survey finds generally positive views of higher education, but with weak points as well

National poll finds more appreciation of colleges than other surveys have. In some areas, including affirmative action, sexual assault and mental health, the public isn't impressed. Public institutions earn more confidence than private ones.

She spoke out against the termination of her campus's only mental health counselor. A student died, and she got canned.

She spoke out against the termination of her campus's only mental health counselor. A student died, and she got canned. Now this professor is suing Florida Poly for infringing on her protected speech.

Cornell MBA students vote for grade nondisclosure in recruitment

Cornell joins the growing number of highly selective institutions whose business schools have adopted nondisclosure policies concerning grades and recruitment.

Trump administration will use more expansive definition of anti-Semitism in ways that critics say limit free speech

The Trump administration, which has frequently criticized colleges for not doing enough to protect free speech on campus, introduces a more expansive definition of anti-Semitism on campus. Civil liberties groups say it will result in the stifling of free speech.

Administrators, students and activists take stock three years after 2015 Missouri protests

The University of Missouri has new administrators, new policies and, leaders say, a new attitude after concerns over the racial climate in Columbia exploded in 2015. But challenges loom, and some are far from convinced enough has changed.

Academics question system for measuring academic performance, flagging potential problems

Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.

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