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Northwestern U's arts and sciences college updates titles for teaching faculty and offers path to promotion

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Northwestern's arts and sciences college offered new titles and clearer paths to promotion -- but no tenure or additional pay -- to teaching-track professors. Faculty members say it's a model that works.

Colleges inflate full cost of attendance numbers, increasing stipends for athletes

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NCAA rules about "cost of attendance" create a new way for universities to compete for athletes, but these changes in financial aid calculations don't appear to be helping non-athletes.

Faculty layoffs in absence of financial exigency spark ire at Valdosta State U.

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Faculty layoffs in the absence of financial exigency at Valdosta State U spark ire, questions.

U of Illinois releases inappropriately withheld emails on controversies over Salaita and Kilgore

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University admits some officials used personal email accounts to inappropriately withhold information sought in FOIA requests on Salaita and other controversies. Here's what the chancellor and others didn't want known.

Clinton proposes $350 billion plan to make college affordable

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Democratic front-runner seeks $350 billion over 10 years to encourage public 4-year colleges to be debt-free for tuition, and to make community colleges tuition-free. Plan also proposes cuts in interest rates and tougher regulation of for-profits.

Scrutiny for U of Akron's decision to go with unproven student success company

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After eliminating dozens of student services jobs, the University of Akron hired a company with no higher ed footprint to provide "success coaching" to students, in large part because it cost less.

Faculty at Eastern Illinois University delays pay raise to save adjunct positions

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At Eastern Illinois, a faculty union that includes tenured and tenure-track professors agrees to extend a contract and put off a raise to save the positions of 29 people who teach off the tenure track.

Conference and new research takes a broader look at the college match challenge

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College-match discussion should be about typical students and colleges, experts say at conference, not just whether high-performing, low-income students get into elite colleges.

Vanderbilt University weighs in on its controversial compliance costs report

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While discussing the Higher Education Act, Vanderbilt's chancellor equated cost of compliance to $11,000 per student -- and the message snowballed.

Federal work-study pays off best for students at public colleges, but increases debt loads

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Federal work-study generally boosts students' odds of graduating and getting a job, study finds. But money too often goes to wealthier students, and findings show an alarming increase in participants' debt loads.

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