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Study questions whether elite college courses are of higher quality than others

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Study's preliminary findings suggest that teaching quality and academic rigor are not necessarily stronger at prestigious institutions.

College groups urge Supreme Court to allow colleges to continue to consider race in admissions

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Dozens of higher education groups urge Supreme Court to continue to allow colleges to consider race in admissions. Arguments focus on institutional autonomy.

Renaming of NYU's engineering school after donors irks some students and faculty

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Controversies at NYU and Paul Smith's College point to the potential downsides of agreeing to change a name for a large gift.

Less than two years after launch, U of Florida reboots online education initiative

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After canceling its online program management partnership with Pearson, can the University of Florida go it alone?

U of California to examine deadlines for disciplining professors in harassment cases

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In wake of scandal, U of California will re-examine deadline for taking disciplinary actions against faculty members found guilty of harassment, pointing to larger debate over statute-of-limitation-like policies in such cases.

CUNY launches plan to bring community college graduation rates to 50%

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CUNY plans to expand program that has led to unprecedented increases in graduation at Bronx Community College. Goal is for 50 percent completion rate at institution that serves largely minority, low-income population.

Big ideas-oriented science is exciting, but will recent initiatives live up to the hype?

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Big, ideas-oriented research is exciting, but will recent, costly initiatives live up to the hype?

Anthropology association task force recommends the group take action in response to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Task force charged with evaluating how anthropology association should respond to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict recommends that group take action, and suggests that censure of Israeli policies is insufficient.

Admissions leaders debate coalition's plan to offer new application and portfolios for high school students

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Admissions leaders are divided about effort by leading colleges to offer new application and create platform for high school students to prepare for higher education and document their work.

Why do some faculty members sign loyalty oaths without issue?

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In light of a recent high-profile faculty resignation at Phoenix College, some are asking why other professors asked to sign loyalty oaths don't object.

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