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University of Iowa looks to aid as it tries to increase resident enrollment

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Under pressure from its governing board the University of Iowa is leveraging financial aid to increase resident enrollment. And as competition for the state's students is increasing, the number of college-bound Iowans is not -- causing concern among Iowa's private colleges. 

Half of college graduates say college is worth cost, survey finds

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New data from Gallup-Purdue survey find only half of alumni "strongly agree" that college is worth what they spent. Students with experiential learning opportunities and supportive professors were more likely to agree.

1 in 4 transgender students say they have been sexually assaulted, survey finds

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Same survey that found high rates of female students reporting sexual assault finds that nearly a quarter of transgender students experience some form of sexual violence while in college.

State College of Florida eliminates continuous contracts, puts all faculty members on one-year contracts

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State College of Florida eliminates rolling contracts in favor of one-year contracts for all full-time faculty members, even long-serving ones.

Study finds tangible benefits for learners from Coursera's massive open online courses

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Study explores outcomes in Coursera's massive open online courses, suggesting many learners come away with tangible career and educational benefits.

New College Scorecard repayment data fuels debate over accountability for higher ed

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Repayment rates may replace default rates as key measure of quality. That's bad news for many for-profit and historically black colleges, and some community colleges, too.

Nearly 1 in 4 college women say they have been sexually assaulted, survey finds

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AAU survey of 150,000 students finds that nearly a quarter of female students have experienced some kind of sexual assault in college. Survey backs controversial 1-in-5 statistic, but critics have concerns over survey's response rate and sample.

 

Conflicting reports on fossil fuel divestment make decisions more difficult for universities

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Opposing reports this year offer colleges and universities mixed views on financial impact of selling holdings in fossil fuels.

Questions and criticism surround survey on tenure at U of Wisconsin

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U of Wisconsin professors want to know why they weren't informed of who was behind survey that showed up this week -- and that has now been taken offline.

General Assembly leads coding boot camps into the regulated side of higher education

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Coding academies and boot camps are growing fast. State agencies started paying attention to short-term training programs last year, in a move that may have helped the industry.

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