Work place 'flexibility stigma' affects non-parents, too, study suggests


What do academic departments risk when they're not perceived as being "flexible" enough to accommodate work-family balance? A lot -- and not only parents feel the pinch, a new study suggests.

Shared governance review at George Washington sheds light on faculty bullies, board chair says

Board chair at George Washington U. says shared governance policy review shed light on faculty "bullying" of those off the tenure track. But not everyone agrees with his analysis or solutions.

NLRB office backs union for Northwestern football players

In potential landmark case, NLRB office backs bid for collective bargaining by Northwestern athletes. Appeals are certain, so final outcome remains unclear. But ruling could add to pressure on the NCAA.

College of Charleston's next president is politician with Confederate sympathies; faculty and students aren't happy

A well-connected politician and Confederate hobbyist has been named College of Charleston's president. Students and faculty fear for reputation and mission of respected liberal arts institution.


Hillary Clinton outlines goals for higher education globally and in the U.S.


Globally and in the U.S., Clinton calls for more focus on those who need postsecondary training but not necessarily a four-year degree. She endorses online education, but with some cautions.

Fight over layoffs at University of Southern Maine boils over

Anger at faculty layoffs at Southern Maine boils over. Professors say administration is attacking tenure, pitting younger and older faculty members against one another, and undermining liberal arts.

Faculty members at struggling colleges say they were blindsided by cuts

At two private colleges, Carroll and Felician, professors are angry to find out that jobs can be eliminated without faculty involvement or even awareness of the possibility.

Who would win the NCAA tournament if the games were decided by academic performance?

Who would win the NCAA men's basketball tournament if the games were decided by the teams' classroom performance? Inside Higher Ed has the answer.

Candidate negotiated out of a job responds to critics


'W.' attracted sympathy and ire last week when the story of her failed attempt at negotiating a tenure-track position went viral. Now she's addressing her critics.

Can U.S. government tell colleges in poor financial shape from those that are not?

The U.S. Department of Education says a school for hypnotists is in better financial health than Harvard University. Could there be something wrong with the math?


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