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Workbook focuses on supporting students with long COVID

Disabilities services professionals want to get the word out about how students may be affected by long COVID. A new workbook offers tips for those helping these students navigate college while coping with the virus's lingering effects.

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FIRE launches new database for tracking attacks on speech

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education says threats against scholars’ speech rights increasingly come from students -- and from the political left.

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Study finds nearly 200 percent jump in questions submitted to Chegg after start of pandemic

New research finds jump in number of questions submitted to "homework help" website Chegg after start of pandemic, an increase the authors say is very likely linked to rise in cheating.

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Is technology the best way to stop online cheating? No, experts say: better teaching is.

Professors believe students cheat more online, and colleges ramped up use of detection tools amid shift to remote instruction this spring. Better assessment and student engagement would be more effective, experts say.

For-profit programs not the only ones that would fail gainful-employment test

Data in a new online tool raise questions about how well public and nonprofit colleges and universities are doing in helping students earn enough to repay their debt.

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How a rare plant could cost two professors their careers

How this rare plant could cost two long-serving Miami U professors their careers.

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Study shows how different types of college dormitories can affect grades

A new study found that slick, apartment-style housing might be aesthetically pleasing but could lower students' grade point averages.

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Professor says his course proposal on conservative thought was rejected because of diversity rule

Professor says his course proposal on conservative political thought was rejected because it doesn't advance diversity as it's widely understood. He thinks that's wrong.

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New study says trigger warnings are useless. Does that mean they should be abandoned?

A new study says trigger warnings are useless. Does that mean they should be abandoned?

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Proactive advising leads to retention and graduation gains for colleges

Retention and graduation rates increase for community colleges that beef up or get creative with their student advising services.

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