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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.

Ohio State professor's technology ban finds positive reaction and results

At an institution that prides itself on its use of technology, one professor goes in the opposite direction -- banning all electronic devices in his classes.

No clear solution to nationwide shortage of computer science professors

Computer science students on a number of campuses complain that their departments can't meet demand. Their professors are also stressed. But experts say there is no clear fix for nationwide shortage of computer science faculty.

Connecticut ponders future of online education as distance learning consortium closes

The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium served the state's online initiatives for two decades. Now the challenge -- or opportunity -- for the institutions is to continue that work as the consortium closes.

Ohio's Hiram College puts 'new liberal arts' to the test

Ohio's Hiram College stakes its future on ability to attract enough students willing to embrace a new, more interdisciplinary, experiential curriculum.

University of Rhode Island improves student retention and overhauls gen ed

The University of Rhode Island managed to boost its student completion rates and change its gen-ed curriculum while recovering from the budget slashing of the recession.

Study questions whether 'high impact' practices yield higher graduation rates

Researchers challenge conventional wisdom and past studies linking widely promoted educational experiences to timely college completion.

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.

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