Academic administration

2U completes purchase of edX, creating 'free to degree' platform

The online learning platform absorbs the nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT to expand its reach. Philosophical concerns linger, but edX partners will benefit from new investment.


College seeks to fire professor for 'insubordination'

Truckee Meadows Community College seeks to terminate a tenured professor of math for being repeatedly uncooperative, but the professor says he was standing up for math standards.


Community colleges struggle with California fires

Some California community colleges, already struggling with enrollment declines and the fallout from the pandemic, now face new challenges caused by the wildfires.


First-year students struggled with online learning last year

New report finds most first-year students struggled to learn when the pandemic moved classes online -- in part because of limited access to technology and resources.


Can transfer be fixed? Expert panel suggests remaking it instead

Going “beyond transfer,” national panel argues that achieving equity in higher education requires recognizing and crediting “all relevant learning” from wider variety of sources.


Maine community colleges train rural students for remote work

The Maine Community College System will train hundreds of rural students in remote work skills as the pandemic continues to shift the American job landscape.


Grand jury report criticizes Peralta Community College District

The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees has been roiled by conflict amid ongoing financial problems, according to a recent Alameda County civil grand jury report.


Santa Fe Community College cuts five programs

Santa Fe Community College cut academic programs and faculty after steep enrollment drops and revenue losses during the pandemic.


Long-term online learning in pandemic may impact students' well-being

With some colleges and universities planning to continue online learning into the spring, students are now looking at over a year of learning from home. How will their well-being and academics be affected?

Michigan State scraps in-person undergraduate classes for fall, Notre Dame suspends for 2 weeks

Notre Dame suspends in-person classes for two weeks amid rising case counts. Michigan State calls off in-person instruction for the fall, less than two weeks before students were to return to campus.



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