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September 26, 2006

Female professors are less likely than men to feel they know what is expected of them to earn tenure, study finds.

September 26, 2006

Secretary favors student database and grants to colleges that measure learning, but calls discussion of Pell expansion premature.

September 25, 2006

Endowment accuses scholarly group of "inaccuracies and distortions" -- while admitting that it changed peer review system.

September 25, 2006

Trustees' association releases report that outlines best practices for college presidents and trustees.

September 25, 2006

There is no contest: By far, college officials' favorite element of the final report of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education is its clarion call for a major expansion of need-based financial aid, specifically in the form of a huge influx of funds into the federal Pell Grant Program.

September 25, 2006

Five research universities are being awarded $250,000 grants today for efforts to promote flexible career paths for faculty members, allowing them to balance career and family goals. The University of Washington, for example, will receive funds to start a pilot paid parental leave program and add slots for infant and toddler day care, among other things.

September 25, 2006

Education Dept. tweaks rules for prep program, but critics say they would turn some poor students into guinea pigs for others.

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