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For some research universities, flexibility and modularity influence long-term plans

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Elite research universities, which have been leaders in exporting modular courses and resources to other colleges, are considering using them at their own campuses.

Federal appeals court rejects Georgia State U.'s '10-percent rule' for determining fair use

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Federal appeals court rejects a "one-size-fits-all" rule for determining fair use, but proponents see a broader endorsement of the legal concept in higher education.

 

Cathy Davidson's new big idea

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Cathy Davidson’s no stranger to big ideas. But her latest project at CUNY Graduate Center might just be her biggest yet.

Survey shows training and support remain top issues among IT officials

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Chief information officers have for years said they care about training professors and students, but a new survey shows they have yet to figure out how.

IPEDS survey misses thousands of online students, but often counts too many

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A new study finds IPEDS, the federal government's higher education data collection program, is struggling to keep up with trends such as hybrid learning and continuing education.

U. of Florida Online considers how to sell studying online to high school graduates

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All but 22 of the University of Florida Online's roughly 1,000 students are adult learners. How can the university sell going to college online to high school graduates?

Survey finds stability in humanities departments

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Survey finds departments and numbers of faculty positions more stable than is widely assumed, and policies on use of digital materials for promotion absent from most institutions.

Online learning push continues in California, but with approach faculty groups appreciate

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California's Democratic leaders have taken a gentler approach in push for the state's colleges to get creative with online courses, including with a $50 million award fund.

For the sake of student-faculty interaction, professor bans student email

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A faculty member at Salem College bans students from emailing her. The goal: increasing student-faculty interaction.

U. of Texas at Austin announces, then delays, plans to charge for Internet access

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U. of Texas at Austin faces blowback against a plan to limit access to its "first class" network -- and force those who exceed bandwidth limits to endure almost unusable speeds.

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