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July 15, 2015
Feeling the push to survive heightened regulations, intense scrutiny and negative perceptions, the for-profit industry looks to transition to a new era.

July 15, 2015
Big changes for APSCU, the for-profit trade group, which has lost most of its large-chain members and plans to focus again on career education.

July 15, 2015
Ashford University is shutting down, 10 years after it became the platform for a publicly traded, mostly online college. A look at what the situation says (and doesn't say) about for-profit higher ed.

July 15, 2015
Business professors find another use for software created to help them teach case studies: preventing students from skimming.

July 15, 2015
Adjuncts at one California college recently won a contract provision that they believe will help them receive benefits during months they don't have teaching positions.

July 14, 2015
Tests conducted by a writing coordinator at the U of Texas at Austin suggest that many student plagiarists could avoid being caught by Turnitin.

July 14, 2015
After 25 years leading two major universities and a public higher ed system, Brit Kirwan has retired. In an interview, he discusses online education, historically black universities and other key issues.

July 14, 2015
Brit Kirwan says athletics have spiraled out of control during his 25 years as a university leader, and that he and other presidents have little power to solve the problem.

July 14, 2015
Longtime executive director of Phi Theta Kappa retires from his position at two-year-college group following charges and a seemingly aborted investigation into inappropriate behavior.

July 14, 2015
Essay about a black doctoral student's experience leads to broader discussion of isolation and insensitivity felt by many -- even from seemingly progressive fellow students and faculty members.

July 13, 2015
Associations of registrars and student affairs administrators will work with eight colleges on prototypes for a new form of transcript -- a comprehensive record that includes learning outside the classroom.

July 13, 2015
Bethel College tells faculty members they can't take leadership roles in groups that differ from church view on creation. Are Christian colleges cracking down on supporters of evolution?

July 13, 2015
Arizona State demotes history professor, accused of plagiarism in 2011 and 2014, based on investigation into the latter charges.

July 13, 2015
After criticism from some black college leaders, the legislation for Obama's free community college proposal includes a new grant program aimed at HBCUs and minority-serving institutions.

July 13, 2015
As independent report faults American Psychological Association for failing to uphold its own ethical standards, a look back at how the tensions have played out in academe.

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