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Calif. city brings search for engineering school to ACE meeting

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A California city makes a pitch for a new engineering campus at the American Council on Education's annual meeting.

Columbia criticized for not renewing long-term professors over their failure to pay for salaries with grants

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Faculty and graduate students say Columbia U. is forcing out respected longtime scholars because they aren't able to raise 80 percent of their salary costs in grants.

While January terms are popular at liberal arts colleges, one institution is ending the practice

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While many liberal arts colleges love these intense periods for nontraditional study, Doane has decided that this year's was the last.

Economics department to proctor exams as adherence to honor code wanes

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As students' adherence to the Middlebury honor code wanes, the entire economics department will start proctoring exams to catch cheaters.

Direct assessment and the feds take on competency-based education

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Competency-based education is gaining steam, but questions remain about which forms the U.S. Department of Education will back.

University of Maine at Presque Isle drops grades for proficiencies across its curriculums

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The University of Maine at Presque Isle is moving away from grades to competency-style education for all of its academic programs, with an announcement that both drew praise and raised questions.

Faculty object to plan to replace humanities requirement with self-help course

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Replacing a required humanities course with a class based on the popular self-help book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has faculty up in arms at one community college.

Academic rigor lacking but not dead, study says

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The state of academic rigor and student engagement in the classroom isn't in a total state of decay, but there is plenty to be desired, study suggests.

Researcher casts doubt on plagiarism detection software Turnitin's efficacy claims

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Did the plagiarism detection software Turnitin cut "unoriginal writing" by almost 40 percent? Not so fast, one researcher says.

Obama becomes latest politician to criticize a liberal arts discipline

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President joins the ranks of politicians who suggest liberal arts disciplines don't lead to jobs.

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