Academic administration

American Public U's new competency-based degrees do not rely on credit-hour standard

Big for-profit American Public now offers competency-based undergraduate degrees that don’t rely on the credit-hour standard, but federal aid isn’t part of the mix, for now.

Sharp growth of California's free community college programs

While California considers a plan to cut tuition and lower the cost of going to college, more than 50 local free two-year initiatives are popping up across the state.

AAC&U Releases Report on National, Large-Scale Look at Student Learning

First data, based on analysis of work at 92 colleges, finds much success in writing, some success in critical thinking and more limited success in quantitative skills.

At a Pennsylvania community college, plans to sponsor refugee family are on hold

For a group of faculty members, students and staff at a Pennsylvania community college prepared to sponsor a refugee family, their plans are on hold.

Brown U's series on campus speech faces its first test, with a scholar using racial slurs during a talk

Brown U's series on campus speech faces its first test, with a scholar using racial and religious slurs to make a point during a talk. Some students were offended, and one challenged him -- but not his right to speak.

New study suggests training for department chairs is woefully inadequate at most institutions

New study suggests that training for department chairs is woefully inadequate at most institutions.

Authors discuss new book challenging the narrative about colleges and the 'skills gap'

Authors discuss book that seeks to counter the narrative about how higher ed prepares students for careers. They say college must be more than job training, and that term “liberal arts” is misunderstood.

A foreign academic briefly detained in Turkey tells his story

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A foreign academic briefly detained in Turkey and fired from his university for alleged links to coup-plotters tells his story. 

Crop of 'anti-union' university websites sparks criticism from proponents of graduate assistant unions

Crop of university 'anti-union' university websites sparks criticism from proponents of graduate assistant unions.

U Michigan has one of the country's oldest graduate student unions and that hasn't held it back

Critics of this week's NLRB decision in favor of graduate student unions at private institutions say it could turn graduate education upside down. But that hasn't happened on a campus with one of country's oldest public-sector graduate employee unions.

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