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MIT online learning report notes importance of teachers, instructional designers

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Report on the future of online education stresses central role of faculty members and instructional designers.

Students and faculty members rally behind Hope College president, who may be ousted

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Students and faculty members fear the president they admire, who has focused on liberal arts and moved away from hostility toward gay people, may be ousted.

Several students win recent lawsuits against colleges that punished them for sexual assault

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Colleges lose series of rulings in suits brought by male students accused of sex assault. In stinging decisions, judges fault lack of due process.

New study suggests women presidents influence colleges and universities to hire more female faculty members

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New study suggests colleges with female presidents are more likely than other institutions to have a greater share of humanities professors who are women.

Annual AAUP salary survey says professor pay is up 3.4%

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Professor pay was up 3.4 percent this year, according to AAUP's annual faculty salary survey.

New study says narcissistic students thrive under narcissistic professors, perpetuating toxic behavior

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New study suggests that narcissistic business students thrive under narcissistic professors, while less narcissistic students suffer, to the detriment of all.

Public colleges may be responding to state performance funding by enrolling fewer low-income students

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State performance funding formulas lead to small decline in Pell revenue per student, new study finds, suggesting public colleges may be gaming formulas by enrolling fewer low-income students.

New data show tightening Ph.D. job market across disciplines

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As number of new Ph.D.s rises, the percentage of people earning a doctorate without a job waiting for them is up. While all disciplines face the problem, some have particularly high debt levels.

State audit accuses U of California of putting in-state residents at a disadvantage

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State auditor says system campuses cut admissions standards in ways that shifted slots to out-of-staters. University fires back with analysis that says budget cuts forced its hand.

Bradley University forgoes guest commencement speakers

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Bradley U announces it will no longer have outside commencement speakers. Leaders hope to avoid controversy, cut costs and keep everyone awake.

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