Professors have mixed reactions to Blackboard plan to offer tool for grading online participation

Blackboard is getting ready to add a tool to its learning management system that would provide grading guidance based on algorithms, but some faculty members question need.

Knox College calls off Brecht play after complaints of racial insensitivity


Knox College pulls the plug on a planned production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan over concerns about race.

Essay about being raped by professor sparks call for public acknowledgment from Stanford and disciplinary society

Professor’s essay about being harassed and raped by her late adviser sparks calls for public acknowledgment of the reasons for his past suspension from Stanford and the renaming of a disciplinary society mentorship award that bore his name.

Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at significantly higher rates than female peers on the same campus


Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at much higher rates than women, even at the same institution. One factor is that women teach more during their Ph.D. programs and men serve more often as research assistants.

'Inclusive access' takes off as model for college textbook sales

Hundreds of colleges are signing on to publishers’ programs, with apparent savings to students. Some applaud the movement, while others are skeptical.

Even with booms in student enrollment, not enough degrees to keep up with jobs in computer science

Even though colleges have increased production of computer science bachelor’s degrees, it’s not enough to fill the jobs available in the field, according to a new report.

College requires students to take Patriotic Education and Fitness

College of the Ozarks president calls new required course “a balance against a pervasive negative view of America.”

University of Wisconsin ‘Considering Future’ of M.B.A. Program

Potential changes at University of Wisconsin at Madison prompt discussion about future of a degree program once seen as secure.

Students storm class at Columbia to protest university's handling of rape cases

Students storm a professor’s class at Columbia to protest the university’s handling of rape cases. It’s unclear if the students involved will face consequences.

Cengage offers new OER-based product for general education courses

Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses.


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