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July 21, 2015
Education Department moves closer to experimenting with federal aid and accreditation for alternative providers like boot camps and MOOCs, while White House books meeting on expanding space.

July 21, 2015
New report by American Council on Education argues many college efforts to attract minority students employ race-neutral strategies that aren't as controversial as those that receive considerable attention.

July 21, 2015
What factors should institutions weigh as they consider outsourcing services?

July 20, 2015
California is investing money in expanding aid programs that benefit its community college students, which could be a sign that free two-year college is a possibility.

July 20, 2015
Purdue moves to change its promotion requirements to reward professors who are mentors, especially to at-risk students, and who promote undergraduate research and teaching innovation. Faculty leaders are not pleased.

July 20, 2015
Massachusetts agency finds that Boston College retaliated against professor returning from leave he took while facing severe mental health issues.

July 20, 2015
Facing deficit of $60 million, U of Akron is eliminating 215 staff positions and baseball team, while its football program is off the chopping block. Faculty members want to know why.

July 20, 2015
The two industries differ in key ways but face several similar and pressing challenges.

July 17, 2015
Paul Smith's College proposes to become Joan Weill-Paul Smith’s College in return for a substantial gift. Many students and alumni object.

July 17, 2015
First Republicans, and then faculty leaders, have questioned tweets of Wisconsin's Sara Goldrick-Rab, particularly in seemingly discouraging admitted students from enrolling. Her supporters call her courageous and say her defense of academic freedom has made her a target.

July 17, 2015
Guaranty agency sues U.S. over a prohibition on borrower fees -- the latest fight between Obama administration and parts of the lending industry it sidelined from federal student loan program in late 2000s.

July 17, 2015
West Virginia U searches for a first-of-its-kind "Wikipedian-in-residence" to increase the number of women contributors to the online encyclopedia.

July 17, 2015
Kimberly Benston, provost and professor of English at Haverford College, in Pennsylvania, has been chosen as president there. S. Brock Blomberg, dean of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont-McKenna College, in California, has been appointed president of Ursinus College, in Pennsylvania.

July 17, 2015
July 15, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of College and University Business Officers explored the views of chief financial officers on the financial sustainability of their institutions, what strategies their institutions are adopting to deal with financial difficulties, and their levels of debt, among other topics. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Thursday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. EDT, Inside Higher Ed editors will analyze the survey's findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. To register, please click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of business officers was made possible in part by advertising from Axiom, Jenzabar and Workday.

July 16, 2015
After an initial ruling in a lawsuit struck a blow against unpaid internships, a new ruling gives the arrangement fresh legs.

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