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Survey of online learning administrators explores governance, outcomes, instructor interaction

Survey of campus strategy leaders categorizes colleges by online intensity and examines issues such as student interaction with instructors, governance and student outcomes.

States and university systems are planning major online initiatives. How many can take off?

Numerous public university systems and state flagships are planning ambitious online endeavors. How many succeed in a competitive marketplace will depend on pricing, execution and leadership.

White paper: Debt, tuition dependence doom small colleges

Scholar looks at history of U.S. higher ed and finds that vulnerable colleges, most of them private, tend to close or merge when crisis pushes them "over the cliff."

JPMorgan's $600 million in grants for career education and community colleges

Financial firm rolls out $350 million for career education programs in high-demand fields, following a previous $250 million in similar grants.

Advocates for students with learning disabilities fear impact of admissions scandal

Some fear reports of wealthy families faking learning disabilities may lead to skepticism of those who aren't faking at all.

University of Maryland University College will change name and spend big to grow national footprint

The online university will become University of Maryland Global Campus and spend $500 million to grow nationally, while some in the Maryland system mull whether the university could help run online programs for other campuses.

New paper says slapping faculty harassers on the wrists compromises comprehensive prevention

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Slapping faculty harassers on the wrists compromises the comprehensive prevention to which institutions are legally and ethically bound, according to a new paper.

White House wants 12 percent cut in education spending

Congressional appropriators have rejected previous White House calls to cut student aid. New budget plan also backs congressional deal on "risk sharing" for colleges.

White House convenes meeting on international students

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Emphasis of discussion was on those who may want to stay and work in the U.S. after graduation.

Methodist colleges and seminaries react to church vote strengthening prohibitions on gay clergy and same-sex marriage

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Vote by United Methodist Church body to strengthen prohibitions on gay clergy and same-sex marriages disappoints Methodist higher education institutions and raises difficult questions.

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