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AAUP votes to censure two institutions for alleged violations of academic freedom and calls out two more abandoning shared governance

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AAUP votes to censure two institutions for alleged violations of academic freedom and calls out two more -- including U of Iowa over presidential search -- for abandoning shared governance.

University of Louisville housecleaning raises questions

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Kentucky governor's dismissal of most trustees and the president's resignation, designed to end university's governance logjam, could create a new set of problems.

Colleges sued by students for negligence turn to 'victim blaming' in defense

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Saying victims are to blame, at least in part, for their sexual assaults is a legal tactic used by many colleges accused of negligence.

Education Department recommends eliminating national accreditor to many for-profit colleges

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Education Department staff proposes termination for ACICS, threatening access to federal aid for the 243 institutions -- many of them for-profit -- the national accreditor oversees. Updated with reactions.

Valencia College finds seven of its students among Orlando dead

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For a community college in Orlando, the losses are beyond what many can imagine.

Draft federal rules for debt forgiveness please consumer groups, anger for-profits

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Education Department unveils draft regulations for borrowers seeking federal debt forgiveness, which include an end to mandatory arbitration agreements and requirements for some for-profits to be on the hook to pay for debt relief.

Clinton, Trump see different responses from alma maters

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While Wellesley College points with pride to alumna Hillary Clinton, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania stays largely silent about alumnus Donald Trump.

Questions raised about cuts in liberal arts programs at Western Illinois

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Western Illinois U says low enrollments justify eliminating four liberal arts majors, but faculty leaders say maintaining fields of study is about more than metrics.

Advocates warn against ranking colleges' handling of sexual assault based on Clery data

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Ranking colleges based on reported number of rapes, as The Washington Post has done, may attract much publicity, but researchers and advocates say doing so is misguided.

Data on student engagement with an LMS is a key to predicting retention

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Hard data on which students are failing to use learning management software can help colleges intervene to boost retention rates.

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