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Liberal arts students' fears about the job market upon graduation are increasingly informing what they choose to study, even as electives

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At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.

 

Orange Coast College suspends student who secretly videotaped professor's anti-Trump comments that later went viral

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Orange Coast College suspends student who secretly and in violation of college rules videotaped professor's anti-Trump comments, which later went viral.

Textbook publishers contemplate 'inclusive access' as business model of the future

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Textbooks aren't selling like they used to, but a new business model that has led to increased access to course materials and lower costs at some universities is beginning to take shape.

Study suggests grading leniency is result rather than cause of low grading reliability

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Study finds variation in the way students are evaluated -- and tougher grades appear to be closer to what they should be. But not necessary due to grade inflation alone.

Pitt arts and sciences faculty divided over proposal to eliminate foreign language exemption

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Pitt’s arts and sciences faculty is divided over a proposal to eliminate a high school study exemption from foreign language requirement. Some say high school seat time is poor measure of proficiency, while others fear forcing too many students into language courses.

Northwestern professors urged to put information about mental health services on syllabi

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Northwestern U Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging professors to put information about mental health services on their syllabi.

Study of online ratings of professors suggest scores vary with instructor's gender and perceived rigor

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Study of millions of online ratings of professors suggests scores vary with an instructor’s gender, discipline and perceived “easiness.”

Georgia Tech launches second low-cost online master's degree program

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Three years after its low-cost MOOC-inspired master’s degree program in computer science launched, the institute announces a new program in analytics priced at less than $10,000.

Study explores how universities deploy faculty and link to professors' pay

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Study suggests that number of students taught has relatively little to do with faculty salaries, but that universities act efficiently in allocating resources to teaching and research.

Research documents life impact of attending a liberal arts college

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Study finds positive impact on graduates’ life experiences, including leadership, civic-mindedness … and financial success.

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