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Liberal arts college libraries mull establishing open access book publisher

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Library directors at liberal arts colleges see an opportunity for a new open access publisher, even though most faculty members say they are satisfied with the current state of academic publishing.

A Vermont liberal arts college is expecting things will get bad

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While dozens of liberal arts colleges are banking on plans to grow, a Vermont institution doesn't think that's realistic, and has developed a path to preserve itself by getting smaller.

 

Research shows professors work long hours and spend much of day in meetings

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New research finds professors spend considerable time in meetings and on administrative tasks, and much of their time alone.

Biden announces new consortium to promote apprenticeships as pathway to college degree

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The Obama administration unveils a new program aimed at making it easier for students to reap academic credit for completion of apprenticeships. 

Middlebury backs away from attempt to control rising prices

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Middlebury College gives itself a loophole in its plan linking tuition, room and board to inflation.

 

Online education provider 2U to disband Semester Online consortium

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The online education provider's for-credit, online course pooling consortium will disband by the end of the summer.

Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services

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Students with disabilities say the ignorance of faculty and staff members makes it difficult to get the help they need -- and in some cases, makes them less willing to disclose their condition.

Work place 'flexibility stigma' affects non-parents, too, study suggests

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What do academic departments risk when they're not perceived as being "flexible" enough to accommodate work-family balance? A lot -- and not only parents feel the pinch, a new study suggests.

Community colleges go big with corporate college consortium

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Maricopa joins a growing number of community colleges in finding new revenue by selling job training to large corporations.

A California law school ends discount pricing

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La Verne tries a radical approach to pricing. Could it catch on in legal education?

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