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Department of Education awards pilot OER grant to UC Davis open textbook project

Updated: Education Department awards $4.9 million to a 12-institution consortium led by UC Davis for open STEM textbooks. Advocates push for spreading the wealth for next year's round of funding.

Growing number of colleges partner with Google to offer credit for its new IT certificate

Tech giant gets hands-on with its new online IT certificate, as a growing number of community colleges and Northeastern University create credit pathways with the curriculum.

U of Wisconsin System proceeds with plan to disclose misconduct findings against employees to their new employers

U of Wisconsin moves forward with plan to disclose misconduct findings against employees to their potential future employers, including other system campuses. Some expect the policy to spread.

Blended learning model at University of Central Florida draws business student ire

Business students at the University of Central Florida agitate for alternatives to a model that heavily shifts their learning time to outside the classroom and reduces exposure to instructors. Administrators say their approach is educationally sound.

Professor cites boycott of Israeli universities in declining to write recommendation letter for student

University of Michigan professor refuses to write on behalf of student hoping to study in Israel. Are such letters a professional responsibility or subject to faculty members' political views?

Penn introduces new online bachelor's degree program

Several Ivy League universities offer online degrees at the graduate level -- but few have ventured into online undergraduate degrees. The University of Pennsylvania could lead the way.

New national survey finds generally positive views of higher education, but with weak points as well

National poll finds more appreciation of colleges than other surveys have. In some areas, including affirmative action, sexual assault and mental health, the public isn't impressed. Public institutions earn more confidence than private ones.

Study: Trying new forms of instruction won't lower student evaluations

Many professors fear that students will punish them for classroom experimentation. A new study suggests otherwise.

Wilson Center releases study on China's 'influence and interference' in U.S. higher ed

Report catalogs alleged complaints and interventions by embassy officials or individual students on American campuses. But can a compendium of concerning incidents encourage stereotyping?

Academics question system for measuring academic performance, flagging potential problems

Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.

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