Budget Cuts

How can an increasingly popular academic review process seem more meaningful to faculty members?

How can a process more and more administrations are embracing be supported by professors? Or are they right that the process is really about eliminating programs that aren't seen as rainmakers?

Arizona unprecedented in defunding community colleges

State officials' decision to completely cut funding for some community colleges is unprecedented.

UNC institution looking at cutting physics, history, political science and more

One North Carolina university, prodded by the state, may kill its history, political science and physics majors, among others.

A university tries to deal with salary compression among faculty members

At many colleges, long-term professors say their pay lags behind that of newer faculty. Has UW Oshkosh found a way to deal with the problem?

Calif. community colleges pick a new chancellor

Brice Harris, a community college veteran, is new chancellor of cash-strapped state system. His job won't be easy.

Pell spending declines despite growth in grant recipients

Federal spending on the biggest student grant program surprisingly declines by $2.2 billion, even as numbers of recipients increased. But a sword still hangs over the program.

Accreditation crisis hits City College of San Francisco

City College of San Francisco's accreditation is in limbo. Shutting down probably isn't a possibility, but the college is in a deep hole. What went wrong?

Law may contribute to advising overload at California's community colleges

Some California community colleges have 1,700 students per academic adviser. But a state law designed to protect faculty jobs may help prevent the hiring of more counselors.

Bill Would Clear Path for Two-Tiered Pricing at Calif. Community Colleges

California lawmaker wants to make two-tiered pricing at community colleges legal, partially to prevent minority students from attending for-profits. But critics say the bill opens door to privatization.

Public universities will take on more debt as states decrease spending on capital projects

With state lawmakers unwilling to fund capital projects at colleges and universities, public institutions increasingly turn to debt to finance construction and maintenance.

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