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Amid competency-based education boom, a meeting to help colleges do it right

With 600 institutions at least in the design phase for a competency-based credential, college officials will meet this month to talk about how to build a program -- and how to ensure its academic quality.

Essays from academics fed up with higher ed mark resurgence of 'quit lit'

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Recent Dear John letters from academics leaving higher education signal a resurgence in 'quit lit.'

Should nonacademics who become college presidents also get tenured faculty positions?

New U of Iowa leader was offered the prospect of a tenured position, but he passed. When presidents never earned tenure, does a faculty job belong in the contract?

Faculty members think massive donation will help retain top professors at U of Wisconsin Madison

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Madison faculty members say a massive new donation to establish endowed chairs could help keep top professors in the state, despite Wisconsin lawmakers' ongoing funding cuts and attacks on tenure.

Survey finds support by college presidents for free tuition plans

Survey finds half of college presidents back or somewhat back idea of federal infusion of funds to allow two free years of public higher education. Support exceeds two-thirds at public institutions but is less than one-third at private colleges.

Appointment of businessman Bruce Harreld as next U of Iowa president upsets faculty

Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously votes to appoint former IBM senior vice president Bruce Harreld as Iowa’s next president -- despite outspoken criticism by professors.

Outsourced employee-style counseling can work for first-generation college students

Outsourced counseling designed as an employee benefit helps low-income students succeed in college, the Dell Scholars Program finds, and colleges may be following suit.

New books focus on reforming graduate education, managing the graduate school experience

New books set out agendas for both professors and students on how to change the experience and career paths.

Deal changes governance at Cooper Union and could lead to end of tuition

Deal between New York attorney general, the university and its critics will change governance and could lead in a few years to the end of tuition.

Changing search process and nontraditional candidate rankle some at the University of Iowa

A changing presidential search process and a nontraditional finalist are causing widespread faculty concern at U of Iowa.

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