Presidents / chancellors

N.C. community college to issue grades, certificates for soft skills

Community college in N.C. plans to evaluate "soft skills" and issue workplace readiness certificates for students who get passing marks.

Saint Louis U. faculty and board at stalemate over fate of president and vice president

Saint Louis University president who pushed controversial reforms has lost the support of faculty, but still has his board’s support. How does that get resolved?

Carnegie Foundation considers a redesign for the credit hour

The Carnegie Foundation, which created the credit hour, considers a redesign so the standard could better fit with emerging approaches to higher education.

Texas, Florida, and Wisconsin governors see large overlap in higher education platforms

Overlap in agendas for governors of Wisconsin, Florida, and Texas hints at a new Republican approach to higher education.

Sage Colleges reinstate tenure to improve academic profile

While the percentage of tenured faculty members continues to decline nationally, the Sage Colleges worked to re-establish the practice in a bid to improve the institution's academic profile.

College cuts adjuncts' hours to avoid Affordable Care Act costs

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At one community college, the national health-care law would have assured adjuncts access to health insurance, but the institution is cutting their hours to avoid the requirement.

Liberal arts colleges rethink their messaging in the face of criticism

Colleges and organizations promoting liberal arts education, tired of being the anecdote for every article about the changing higher education landscape, are trying to find a way to get their message across.

Despite promising election results, California higher education still faces uphill battle

California higher education leaders see Tuesday’s election results as a potential boon for the state’s colleges and universities, but major financial problems could still complicate the systems’ recoveries.

Price growth slows, but aid levels off too, College Board finds

Two new reports by the College Board show more moderate tuition increases than in previous years, but restrictions on federal aid spending could lead to higher net prices going forward.

California lawmakers target students and faculty to pass tax hike measure

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California politicians are targeting students and faculty members to support a ballot measure that, by raising taxes, could stave off cuts to higher education and tuition hikes.

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