Pennsylvania system approves plan to merge six universities

The 14-university system will move ahead with a multiyear consolidation process despite months of public outcry about the plans.


Mergers haven't been part of Pennsylvania public higher ed's past. Might the future be different?

Politics, geography and history all prevent the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education from following Georgia's consolidation path.


Promising partnership between Drexel University and three community colleges ends

Drexel University nixes on-site bachelor's degree offerings at three local community colleges, one year after creating two of the highly touted partnerships.

Employees at Pennsylvania colleges subject to new background check

College employees in Pennsylvania who work with minors will have to pass regularly scheduled background checks under state's new child protection laws.

Drexel's community college partnerships win fans

Drexel University takes its bachelor's degrees and faculty to three community college campuses, an unusual move for a private university.


Pennsylvania's 14-university system feeling the pain of budget cuts and demographic shifts

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Ed has already cut academic programs and staff members; now it has to cut more programs and professors. 


College cuts adjuncts' hours to avoid Affordable Care Act costs


At one community college, the national health-care law would have assured adjuncts access to health insurance, but the institution is cutting their hours to avoid the requirement.

Pa.'s public universities open doors to prior learning credits

With job training in mind, Pennsylvania's regional public universities go big on offering credit for prior learning and stackable credentials.


Penn State report says board didn't ask tough questions of administrators

Penn State report blames board members for not asking tough questions of administrators, raising the question: Does a successful president get too much deference?


Colleges excited as their iTunes classes go live


Academics at a research university and a community college talk about why they jumped at chance to be part of new iTunes courses.



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