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Publishers call for federal government to settle 'fair use' in higher education

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At a U.S. House hearing, representatives for publishers and colleges argue over whether federal government should get involved in determining how institutions can use copyrighted works.

 

 

U. of Phoenix and HBCU alliance draws skepticism

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University of Phoenix is looking to work with historically black colleges, and some advocates for the institutions are skeptical.

Connecticut faculty push back on systemwide reform plans

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Transform CSCU 2020, a plan to reform most of Connecticut's public institutions, faces faculty pushback over centralization and online education.

Saint Mary's College of California introduces certificate requirement for faculty teaching online

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Saint Mary's College of California introduces a "Digital Driver's License" for faculty members teaching online. It may become a requirement for teaching in its business school at all.

Harvard Plans Big Push in Computer Science

Harvard University is planning to expand its computer science faculty by 50 percent over the next decade, The Boston Globe reported. The university hopes that its new total of 36 computer science faculty slots will allow it to compete with still larger programs at Stanford University (about 50) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (55). Much of the growth is being financed with gifts from Steve Ballmer, an alumnus who was formerly CEO of Microsoft. Also this week, Balmer and his wife, Connie, announced a $50 million gift to her alma mater, the University of Oregon.

 

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U. of Florida political science department declines to build a fully online degree

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The U. of Florida's political science department turns down a request to build a fully online degree over concerns about quality and the university's commitment.

U. of Kansas asks court to reconsider expulsion ruling

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Did the U. of Kansas overstep its bounds when it expelled a student for harassing an ex-girlfriend online, or was it acting on instructions from the federal government?

Open educational resources perceived as high quality, even though faculty awareness lags

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Faculty members are generally satisfied with quality of open educational resources, according to a new report, even though most instructors still aren't aware of OER.

Cancer researcher says anonymous online comments cost him a job

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Cancer researcher says anonymous online comments on a research-sharing website cost him a new job at U. of Mississippi. 

Facing end-of-life status, institutions running Angel look for new LMS providers

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Blackboard announces a new end-of-life date for Angel, intensifying the competition among learning management system providers to win over the institutions still using the legacy system.

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