ADMINISTRATIVE JOBS

Should colleges shield freshmen from themselves by hiding first-term grades on their transcripts?

Faculty members at various institutions debate the pros and cons of shielding freshmen from themselves (or least their performance) in the form of "covered" or "shadow" grades on transcripts.

Beyond North Carolina, colleges add gender-neutral bathrooms to support transgender students

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Colleges around the country are adding facilities and adopting policies designed to help transgender students.

Obama administration releases final rules on overtime pay, including some exemptions for higher ed

Obama administration releases final rules to require new payments for many employees. Regulations make clear that higher ed employees considered teachers will continue to be exempt. Postdoc pay could be key issue going forward.

University Title Generator website pokes fun at administrative bloat

Website pokes fun at administrative bloat by generating endless job titles and inflated salaries.

Presidents of public universities criticized for joining boards of for-profit university

In California and Arizona, two college presidents joined the board of for-profit education company. After widespread criticism, one quit and another is facing demands that she do the same.

New survey effort seeks to uncover real reasons why faculty members leave their jobs

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Losing a faculty member always hurts, but many administrators believe they have little control over whether professors move on. A new effort seeks to provide meaningful data.

Shootings at two campuses in same day each leave a freshman dead

On same day, shootings at two universities each kill a freshman. Others are injured -- a week after mass shooting at Oregon community college. New California law bans guns from campuses.

U of Florida renegotiating contract with Pearson to provide services for UF Online

UF Online has told Pearson it may terminate controversial 11-year deal, but both sides say negotiations continue about a possible continued role for the company.

AAUP committee survey data raise questions on effectiveness of student teaching evaluations

AAUP survey finds declining response rates on student reviews of professors, too many colleges that do little beyond student reviews, and concerns about bias against women, minorities and adjuncts. But association panel wants to improve system, not end it.

Seasoned educators weigh in on not losing control of a class

Experts weigh in on how to get a class back on track once the professor feels he or she is no longer in control. Preventive classroom management can go a long way in never getting to that point, they say.

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