National survey suggests a greater focus on teaching but ongoing concerns about diversity, adjuncts

Survey of undergraduate instructors suggests increased attention on student-centered teaching and ongoing concerns about diversity and adjunct working conditions. 

Lincoln U. of Pa. president, criticized for rape remarks, has more firestorms on his plate

President of Lincoln U. in Pennsylvania, widely criticized this week for remarks on rape, has many more problems on his plate, according to faculty and students.

Colleges turn to campuswide bans of fraternity, sorority parties

Rather than suspend partying at specific Greek chapters after a violation has occurred, some colleges opt for systemwide bans.

Debate over a university president's comments on rape

Video circulates of the leader of Lincoln U. of Pennsylvania questioning the motives of female students who bring rape allegations.

U. Illinois board receives report recommending reappointment of ex-convict


A faculty report, obtained by Inside Higher Ed, endorses reappointment of adjunct James Kilgore, who was barred from further teaching at the U. of Illinois despite strong record -- after word spread of his past with Symbionese Liberation Army. Will trustees, under fire over academic freedom issues, accept the findings?


Colleges turn to athletics directors with business backgrounds, but results vary

Big-time colleges were rushing to hire executives as athletics directors a few years ago -- but the results have some questioning the trend.


Trustees told they need to step up their game or risk higher education's future

Poor board governance could risk the future of American higher education, according to a new report by the Association of Governing Boards.


With Princeton Title IX agreement, higher standard of proof in sexual assault cases on last legs

Princeton U. did not rush to change the burden of proof in sexual assault investigations, and the Education Department determined that was a violation of Title IX.

Governors races and impact on higher education

Winners include some whose views on public colleges have been controversial and others whose views have won widespread praise.

Unusual sexual harassment case at Northwestern U. brings out advocates of student indemnification

Unusual sexual harassment lawsuit at Northwestern U., in which a professor is suing a former graduate student who accused him of assault, has sparked debate about student indemnification policies.


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