administrators

Survey finds severance packages commonly offered for presidents

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A new survey finds that 60 percent of four-year colleges offer severance packages to fired presidents.

Attendance monitoring programs common in college athletics

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Many colleges pay people to make sure athletes show up at each scheduled class. Critics say the programs drive another academic wedge between players and the rest of the student body.

Greek councils, administrators clash over how to sanction fraternities

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Should all-male panels of fraternity members be deciding on the guilt of fraternities accused of, among other things, harassing and violating the privacy of women? Can Greek systems be fair in judging their own?

Deal will save Sweet Briar College

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In a stunning reversal, board reaches agreement with alumnae who sued to keep the college open. Supporters of institution celebrate and begin dealing with challenges that led trustees to favor closure.

 

What People Are Saying About Debt-Free

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Who is pushing which ideas -- and why.

Enrollment declines drove closure of Marian Court College

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Marian Court College's president says after years of declining enrollment and tuition revenue, the institution ran out of options -- sooner than professors expected.

ACT drops popular Compass placement test, acknowledging its predictive limits

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ACT decides to drop its popular Compass placement test, with a nod toward research showing that Compass funnels too many community college students into remedial courses.

Faculty members claim university made them remove a controversial journal issue from its website

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Did the university demand the removal of a controversial journal issue from its website and then threaten to censor future issues?

New letters from U.S. and accreditors provide framework for approval of competency-based degrees

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Education Department and regional accreditors seek common ground on competency-based education, including what the faculty role should be in the emerging form of higher education.

Are lazy rivers and climbing walls driving up the cost of college?

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Elizabeth Warren and Chris Christie both made statements last week that luxury college amenities like lazy rivers and climbing walls are driving up the cost of college. Are the claims true?

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