administrators

Community college links increased student success to shorter terms but faculty members say there's more to the story

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A college is seeing higher student success levels based on a series of reforms, but should any institution evaluate faculty members in part on the proportion of C grades and above they award?

Survey finds increased use of learning outcomes measures, but decline in standardized tests

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Measures of student learning, beyond grades, are on the rise, according to results of a new survey. But colleges are less likely to use standardized tests for learning outcomes.

Author discusses new book on changes in higher education marketplace

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Author discusses his new book on "the changing marketplace" facing colleges and universities.

Congress returns to scrutiny of wealthy university endowments

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Lawmakers are again raising questions about wealthy universities' endowments -- and tossing around ideas to crack down on them.

Despite improved graduation rates, City Colleges of Chicago chancellor faces faculty unrest

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City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman, who is widely heralded for leading graduation-rate improvements, faces faculty unrest over new tuition rates and program consolidations.

Mount Saint Mary College in New York debates faculty rights and mission

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Mount Saint Mary College in New York isn't affiliated with Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, but professors at the former say it's headed down the same path as the latter, with dissenting faculty members dismissed and trustees showing up at search committee meetings.

Survey finds nearly 1 in 10 freshmen plan on participating in campus protests

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Annual survey of incoming college freshmen finds interest in student activism at all-time high, especially among black students.

Berkeley announces major strategic planning process to address long-term budget issues

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University announces major strategic planning initiative to address long-term budgetary concerns. Is it a canary in the coal mine or will it emerge as a model for other institutions seeking similar solutions?

Academics and academic groups respond with fury over firing of 2 professors at Mount St. Mary's

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Academics respond with speed and anger after the president of Mount St. Mary's -- who advocated treating at-risk students as bunnies to drown -- fires two faculty members.

New study suggests that faculty development has a demonstrable impact on student learning

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Studies of faculty development efforts at a liberal arts college and a land-grant university suggest the programs can have an impact on student outcomes.

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