San Diego State's provost resigns suddenly, and an unusual email he wrote to a former professor surfaces

San Diego State's provost resigns suddenly, and an unusual email he wrote to a former professor surfaces.

Most institutions say they value teaching but how they assess it tells a different story

Most institutions say they value teaching. But how they assess it tells a different story. University of Southern California has stopped using student evaluations of teaching in promotion decisions in favor of peer-review model. Oregon seeks to end quantitative evaluations of teaching for holistic model.

Advocates push for stronger Pell Grant as appropriations cycle begins

Advocates prioritize a stronger Pell Grant as the next appropriations process gets under way, but big changes to the program are viewed as unlikely before an update to Higher Education Act.

Student's protest of acting professor's comments about 'short shorts' spark conversations whether it's ever OK to comment on students' attire

A student's protest of an acting professor's comments about her "short shorts" sparks conversations about dress codes -- and whether it's ever OK for faculty members to comment on students' attire.

Duke University administrator accused of getting two employees fired in racially tinged incident


After a Duke University administrator complained about rap music being played at a campus coffee shop, two baristas working their shifts were let go, inspiring campus -- and national -- ire.

Yale police called on black graduate student who was napping


Incident adds to anger over how white people -- on campuses and in society -- view non-white people.

Colorado State investigates why Native American students on admissions tour were reported to police

Woman called police on two Native American brothers she believed were not really part of the group, but who were doing nothing wrong. To many, incident illustrates the hostility facing minority students in higher education, including admissions process.

Chief diversity officer position is new path to presidency


Changing demographics and demands for inclusion on campuses open a nontraditional path to the presidency. But two recent appointees have been subject to anonymous email campaigns.

Prominent psychologist resigns as journal editor over allegations over self-citation


Prominent psychologist apologizes and resigns as journal editor over allegations of aggressive self-citation and more.

University of Virginia bans white supremaicst who started "Unite the Right" rally last year


University of Virginia bans organizer of last year's fatal Unite the Right rally from coming on campus after calls from students and professors to do so.


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