'Interactive Learning Spaces' at the center of Ball State U.'s faculty development program

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Can active learning techniques and flexible classroom seating improve student outcomes? Research at Ball State University has produced mixed results.

At Cornell's medical college, father passes board chair position to daughter

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At Cornell University's medical college, the daughter of a wealthy donor is replacing her father as leader of its board.

Congressional deal on spending would modestly boost student aid and research, restore 'ability-to-benefit' program

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Compromise would modestly fund student aid programs and scientific research. It would also restore the “ability to benefit” program. 

Senate hearing explores law enforcement's role in campus sexual assault

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Senate hearing considers whether law enforcement role has been missing in the debates over sexual assaults on campus.

Campus advocates on sexual assault issues fear impact of 'Rolling Stone' article that boosted their cause

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An article that prompted calls for heightened campus action to prevent and punish sexual assault is discredited. Will a backlash hurt these efforts?

At second higher ed summit, Obama administration mixes praise and accountability

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The summit underscores a tension in the Obama administration’s higher ed approach: how to promote colleges' and universities' successes while holding them more accountable. 

Domestic abuse as prevalent as sexual assault on college campuses

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Over Thanksgiving weekend two college students were killed in cases of domestic abuse, which, while not as frequently discussed as sexual assault, remains a serious problem on college campuses.

Obama administration seeks to cut off some aid to poorly performing teacher prep programs

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Obama administration's proposed regulation would cut off TEACH Grant eligibility to poorly performing programs at colleges and universities.

U. of Virginia board adopts policy to show it is getting tough on sexual assault, but the policy lacks specifics

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University of Virginia's board adopts policy to show it is getting tough on sexual assault on campus, but critics point out the lack of any specifics.

Eckerd president criticized for his advice to students on how to avoid rape

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Leader of Eckerd angers students when he tells them to prevent sexual assault by drinking less and avoiding casual sex.


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