administrators

Armed with federal data, Maryland goes after out-of-state distance education providers

Maryland fires off letters to large and small distance education providers alike in an attempt to find out who's teaching students in the state. Is this quality control or protectionism?

A Vermont liberal arts college is expecting things will get bad

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While dozens of liberal arts colleges are banking on plans to grow, a Vermont institution doesn't think that's realistic, and has developed a path to preserve itself by getting smaller.

 

Faculty salaries are up 2.2% but report sees many financial issues facing professors

Faculty salaries outpace inflation, according to a new AAUP report, which notes many lingering economic challenges. Plus lists of the institutions with the highest salaries.

New York governor looks for private money to educate prisoners after heat over public financing

A plan to pay for jail-based higher education with taxpayer dollars gets upended in New York. The governor is now looking for private money.

Work place 'flexibility stigma' affects non-parents, too, study suggests

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What do academic departments risk when they're not perceived as being "flexible" enough to accommodate work-family balance? A lot -- and not only parents feel the pinch, a new study suggests.

Shared governance review at George Washington sheds light on faculty bullies, board chair says

Board chair at George Washington U. says shared governance policy review shed light on faculty "bullying" of those off the tenure track. But not everyone agrees with his analysis or solutions.

NLRB office backs union for Northwestern football players

In potential landmark case, NLRB office backs bid for collective bargaining by Northwestern athletes. Appeals are certain, so final outcome remains unclear. But ruling could add to pressure on the NCAA.

College of Charleston's next president is politician with Confederate sympathies; faculty and students aren't happy

A well-connected politician and Confederate hobbyist has been named College of Charleston's president. Students and faculty fear for reputation and mission of respected liberal arts institution.

 

Hillary Clinton outlines goals for higher education globally and in the U.S.

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Globally and in the U.S., Clinton calls for more focus on those who need postsecondary training but not necessarily a four-year degree. She endorses online education, but with some cautions.

Fight over layoffs at University of Southern Maine boils over

Anger at faculty layoffs at Southern Maine boils over. Professors say administration is attacking tenure, pitting younger and older faculty members against one another, and undermining liberal arts.

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