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Academics consider how to rebuild public trust in higher education

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Educators deliberate how to promote liberal education and push back on attacks on academe -- in part by being more open about areas in which higher education has been weak.

Research on midcareer professors makes case for support after tenure

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Research to be presented at AAC&U makes case for supporting these faculty members and pushes back against notions that posttenure professors suffer from “malaise.”

University of Kentucky moving away from merit aid

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University of Kentucky seeks to drastically shift its aid strategy to improve retention, rolling back the use of funds for top students who can afford to pay.

Rich students flock to elite colleges, study finds, but graduating college levels playing field

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Access to certain colleges has a lot to do with income, new study finds, but graduating college levels the playing field for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Northwestern professors urged to put information about mental health services on syllabi

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Northwestern U Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging professors to put information about mental health services on their syllabi.

Higher ed leaders muted in response to Texas bathroom bill

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As Texas debates bill that would require regulation of how transgender people use facilities in public higher education, most system leaders aren't saying much.

Study explores how universities deploy faculty and link to professors' pay

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Study suggests that number of students taught has relatively little to do with faculty salaries, but that universities act efficiently in allocating resources to teaching and research.

Survey finds gender gap in presidential spouse expectations

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Survey finds a quarter of presidents have made decisions on taking or turning down jobs based on spouses' expected role. And study finds that much more remains expected of presidents' wives than presidents' husbands.

Historians push for more collaboration in a field that traditionally has snubbed group efforts

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Historians push for more teamwork even as many feel it won’t help them earn tenure.

Leaders ask what free tuition would mean for New York campuses

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Presidents of public institutions in New York say they welcome Governor Cuomo's plan and could find ways to enroll many more. But they still have questions.

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