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October 26, 2016
Authors discuss book that seeks to counter the narrative about how higher ed prepares students for careers. They say college must be more than job training, and that term “liberal arts” is misunderstood.

October 26, 2016
Campus Computing Survey finds lingering IT budget issues dating to the financial crisis colliding with demands for new technology and services.

October 26, 2016
SUNY Albany summer program for disadvantaged students draws criticism for how it treats, and punishes, program participants.

October 26, 2016
Who is behind the popular Twitter feed that praises the annual Educause meeting while (gently and in all caps) mocking it? He reveals all. Prepare for SMASHING.

October 26, 2016
LaVerne Harmon, executive vice president at Wilmington University, in Delaware, has been named president there. Douglas J. Jensen, president of the Alabama Technology Network, has been chosen as president of Rock Valley College, in Illinois.

October 25, 2016
Book offers critique of uses of big data to measure the output of professors and institutions, arguing that technique is equivalent to “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

October 25, 2016
Paper finds growth of fully online degree programs led to increased spending and falling enrollments at some place-based colleges, but had little impact on tuition rates.

October 25, 2016
At meeting of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, sports leaders express concern about "out of control" spending among top conferences. So far, colleges don't appear to be trying to reverse course.

October 25, 2016
At Generation Study Abroad summit, panelists discuss how to get a more diverse group of students abroad, including students enrolled at minority-serving institutions.

October 25, 2016
East Central University, in Oklahoma, is starting a master’s program on water policy. New York University is adding a social impact, innovation and investment specialization in its master of public administration degree in public and nonprofit management and policy.

October 24, 2016
Federal regulators indefinitely stay IRS enforcement ruling that subsidized health insurance plans for graduate students violated provisions of Affordable Care Act.

October 24, 2016
At Alabama, black students draw criticism from flag-carrying fans and ugly comments on social media. At Greenville, veterans take to the field (without permission).

October 24, 2016
Many professors say programs are being combined without enough attention to academic issues and the faculty role.

October 24, 2016
His presidencies and writings such as The Shape of the River had a significant impact on higher education.

October 24, 2016
Oct. 24, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's fifth annual Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology explores the views of professors (and a corresponding group of academic technology administrators) on a range of technology issues. Among them: the value (and validity) of data produced by student learning assessments, the quality of online education, and the shape of the scholarly publishing landscape. Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webinar here. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from Barnes & Noble College, Explorance, Knowlura, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, and VitalSource.

October 21, 2016
Princeton agrees to pay millions to local taxpayers to get them to drop a lawsuit, but the principles could surface elsewhere -- and again at Princeton in six years.

October 21, 2016
Last year, Louisville's supporters scoffed at charges. Now NCAA has confirmed them and the university is objecting to the association's finding that powerful head coach failed to monitor his program. The coach is invoking 9/11.

October 21, 2016
Consumer advocates say a Brookings study highlights the need for comprehensive federal data on the relationship between college loan debt and race.

October 21, 2016
Group of colleges releases voluntarily standards for competency-based education, which Education Department official says could help prevent the rise of bad actors.

October 21, 2016
Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos is touring college campuses across America, and some universities have shut him out because of his rhetoric against groups too numerous to list.

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