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Editor of prestigious political science journal uses website to deny harassment allegations

The editor of a prestigious political science journal uses its website to deny harassment allegations against him, prompting the Midwest Political Science Association to take action critics say it should have taken months ago.

Speakers at ASU+GSV focus more on job training and less on disruption

Softer tone and focus on job training at ASU+GSV, the glitzy educational technology conference.

Online programs can contribute to better outcomes, lower costs and more access, new report asserts

Digital learning can make high-quality education more affordable and efficient, according to case studies of six prominent online portfolios.

Responding to student criticism that its foundational humanities course is too white, Reed College announces changes

Responding to student criticism that its foundational humanities course is too “white” and “Eurocentric,” Reed College announces overhaul of the syllabus and format.

Chicago's proposed undergraduate business major was short-lived

Chicago's proposed undergraduate business major was short-lived, but the economics faculty found a way to save it, as a new "track."

University pledges action after report paints damning picture of sexual harassment in piano program

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At Utah State, one professor is out and reforms are pledged for a piano program where misconduct was tolerated.

Two professors announce resignations from MassArt following harassment allegations

Two professors resign from MassArt following harassment allegations. Are art schools taking a harder line against professors in era of Me Too? Are academic and artistic freedom at risk?

States pursue methods to reduce burden on students for online programs

Debate over the actual cost and value of online education continues to polarize participants. Meanwhile, state legislatures are looking for ways to cut costs for students.

Sociologist's essay about 'gray' area of sexual consent sets off allegations of against him

Sociologist’s essay about the “gray” area of sexual consent sets off allegations of rape against him and doubts about whether he should be teaching a class on masculinities in America.

Study of faculty motivation for teaching says intrinsic motivation and believing that teaching is important are linked to best teaching practices

New study of faculty motivation for teaching says certain kinds of motivation -- intrinsic and believing that teaching is important -- are linked to use of best teaching practices, across institution types. Rewards and guilt appear to have no bearing on best practices.

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