Presidents / chancellors

Stanford changes leave policies on mental illness

Stanford University will no longer use leaves of absence as a "first resort" for students in crisis.

Coursera offers full course catalog to subscribing universities

The online provider is offering licenses to universities so they can access the company's full course catalog.

Author discusses his book on the purpose of college

Johann Neem discusses his new book about the need to affirm -- and strengthen -- the liberal arts at a time when reformers are doubting their value and that of higher education.

Doubt and hope about New Mexico's free tuition plan

Proponents say universal free tuition plans like New Mexico's are the best way to boost college enrollment, but critics say it would help the least needy and do little to improve program quality.

With faculty anger surrounding several presidential searches, some point to search firms as the cause

With a rising number of "secret" presidential searches that leave faculty members jilted, some point to the use of search firms as the cause of the troubles.

Virginia Tech outpaces George Mason in plans for Amazon's HQ2

Two Virginia universities announced ambitious expansions when Amazon selected its second headquarters. Nine months on, Virginia Tech has made more progress than George Mason in securing funding.

Students with some college and no credential still benefit in the labor market

Students who attended college but didn't earn a credential were more likely to hold a job and earned more than their peers who stopped at high school, new research finds.

New data track graduates of six popular majors through their first three jobs

New data on the first three jobs held by graduates of six popular majors show career pathways are a swirl rather than a straight line, and that college degrees typically do create a foundation for entering the workforce.

Amazon, Google and other tech companies expand their postsecondary credential offerings

Amazon moves deeper into offering postsecondary credentials, following Google and other big employers, but largely bypasses traditional colleges with the expanded training options.

Four Colorado colleges collaborate to form student consulting group

A diverse group of colleges in Colorado Springs crosses sectors by teaming up to form a student consulting firm with a local focus.


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