Tenure votes are usually private, but some accuse Dixie State of using breach of confidentiality claims to fire two professors

Discussions about tenure votes are considered private on most campuses, but some say Dixie State is trumping up breach of confidentiality claims against two professors to get rid of them for political reasons.

Coursera, purveyor of MOOCs, bets big on university degrees

Coursera and other purveyors of massive open online courses supposedly signaled the end of traditional credentials and, as some told it, universities. Now the company is betting big on both.

Advocates develop framework for stewardship of open educational resources

Concerned about commercial publishers profiting from open educational resources, a group of advocates wants organizations and individuals that benefit from OER to think about giving back.

President Trump nominates Jon Parrish Peede to lead humanities endowment

Jon Parrish Peede has been leading endowment on acting basis. He has expressed interest in the endowment promoting nonfaculty careers in humanities.

Duke University blocks students from picking their roommates freshman year


Duke University takes away from first-year students the ability to pick their roommates. This move goes against recent trends -- and raises questions about diversity, tolerance and the college experience.

Study finds evidence of institutional favoritism in academic publishing

Study finds evidence of institutional bias in publishing, in that journals favor the work of authors who either work or studied at the universities that house the publications.

SNHU, other donors guaranteeing education for 1,000 Dreamers

Southern New Hampshire University and several donors want to guarantee an education for 1,000 DACA students.

Parental involvement drastically changes students' college experience, study shows

New study shows how wealthy parents and their involvement with their children drastically changes the college experience.

Faculty, students and alumni object to moving UT Austin's fine arts collection off-site

Moving thousands of scholarly treasures out of the fine arts library at UT Austin has faculty members riled. Should a maker space and other meeting areas replace the stacks?

Debate at University of Tennessee over posttenure review plan


Right after U of Tennessee faculty members agreed on plan to toughen oversight of tenured professors, system proposed rules many say endanger academic freedom.


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