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CIC consortium offers way for small colleges to develop online courses

Liberal arts colleges see joint online courses as providing breadth of offerings that may be financially impossible with traditional instruction.

 

Selecting an online exam proctoring service

Kelvin Bentley provides the questions to ask for finding the right partner for your institution.

Colleges employ tech and partners to recruit stopped-out students

Employing a variety of technologies and company partners, colleges are broadening strategies to woo back former students who never got degrees.

Online learning not working

Jing Liu questions the effectiveness of distance education, but says coupled with the development of learning science, it can do better.

Online students want interaction and to graduate fast

Results of a study released yesterday indicate that fully online learners select programs close to home, desire more interaction with their instructors and peers and want to graduate quickly.

Wash U Full-Time, Non-Tenure-Track Professors Vote Down Union

Full-time, non-tenure-track faculty members teaching within Washington University in St. Louis’s College of Arts and Sciences voted against forming a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, according to election results certified this week by the National Labor Relations Board. The final tally was 50 against and 35 in favor of unionization, not including an additional 29 challenged ballots.

The university said in a statement, “Our priority at the university has been -- and will be -- keeping lines of communication open and working directly with our faculty to address issues of mutual concern. The election results will allow us to continue those efforts.” SEIU did not immediately provide comment. Part-time faculty members on campus are affiliated with the union and ratified their first collective bargaining agreement with the administration last year.

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For-credit MOOC at MIT

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s catalog of publicly available massively open online courses is typically marketed to non-MIT learners. Last fall, however, the university offered the MOOC version of a popular class to on-campus students, for credit, in an attempt to help students facing scheduling issues.

Meaning of Purdue-Kaplan Deal

In April Purdue University announced its acquisition of the for-profit Kaplan University -- a bold move, made bolder still by the partnership’s “Morrill Project” moniker.

Colleges award tenure

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Common ways that scholars have effectively shaped their careers (essay)

Aimee LaPointe Terosky explores some common themes among educators who have navigated and shaped their careers in meaningful ways.

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