Academic administration

Higher ed group seeks key role in alternative credential landscape

The American Council on Education has announced plans to evaluate skills learned in the workplace, putting a key higher ed organization in the middle of the alternative credentials landscape.

Public universities band together on completion rates and achievement gaps

New project from land-grant university association will bring 100 institutions together to work on improving student completion rates and closing achievement gaps.

Senate budget agreement boosts student aid and research, but does not restore DACA

Senate budget agreement lifts spending caps in ways that could enable significant gains in spending on research and student aid. But no solution is provided for undocumented students.

Author discusses new book in which he criticizes use of metrics in higher education

Author discusses new book on what he views as the dangers of an obsession with numbers in analyzing admissions, academic success, faculty productivity and more in higher education.

Controversial event at University of Chicago law school called off

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Description of conservative group's gathering said immigration has turned U.S. into "porcelain receptacle for other nations’ wretched refuse." Group said rhetoric was intentionally hyperbolic, and that students canceled the event.

Boot-camp sector keeps growing while influencing traditional higher education

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Skills boot camps continue to grow and diversify despite wave of consolidation, while traditional higher education increasingly absorbs aspects of the short-term training model.

2018 In-and-Out List

A look at what happened in 2017 and what’s to come in 2018 with Inside Higher Ed’s sixth annual in-and-out list.

City Colleges of Chicago faces scrutiny over completion rate gains

A nonpartisan watchdog group is questioning whether City Colleges of Chicago is misleading the public with proclamations of dramatic graduation rate increases.

Cengage offers new OER-based product for general education courses

Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses.

Dartmouth College weighs substantially growing undergraduate population

College considers increasing undergraduate levels by 10 percent to 25 percent -- but still identifying as a small college. Despite a $112 million 2016 operating deficit, administrators say the move wouldn’t be about bringing in more money.

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