administrators

Open letter calls for legislators to reconsider campus sexual assault bills

Student affairs and anticrime groups warn that state legislation designed to prevent sexual assaults on campus is being poorly drafted and could hurt the efforts lawmakers want to encourage.

Athletes take easier courses to fit in with teammates, study asserts

College athletes say they care about doing well academically, but they study less and take easier courses to try to align with stereotypes, researchers say in a new paper.

New faculty model at U. Denver could be prototype for reform

U. of Denver moves to new titles, a career path and multiyear contracts for those off the tenure track. Could this be a model for other institutions?

Gov. Scott Walker mixes it up on higher education, generating national headlines

Higher education will be a hot topic if Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin runs for president, with budget cuts, university mission statements and a candidate's degree completion to debate.

Several students commit suicide at Tulane, Appalachian State

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Two campuses that have been praised for their mental health services struggle to respond to multiple student suicides in the same academic year.

President, under scrutiny from accreditor, has to return to school

San Bernardino Valley College's accreditor said the college's new president doesn't have the necessary education to be president.

Legislators seek 2-year closure for South Carolina State U.

Legislative panel seeks to close South Carolina State U. for two years. Supporters of the historically black college vow to oppose plan they fear would effectively kill the institution.

Bachelor's degrees lead to employment and more training

Full employment of bachelor's degree holders looms amid further proof that a four-year degree has become a requirement for a good-paying job, which also comes with employer training.

Shortened timeline for ratings plan as community colleges air concerns

Education Department official gives earlier release date for college ratings while talking about quest for quality data and how to capture multiple student goals and outcomes.

Recent controversial non-reappointments of popular deans raise questions about role of faculty in deans' reviews

At one university, faculty are angry that the administration dumped the popular leader of a college. At another university, faculty want more say that might allow them to dump a college's leader.

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