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December 4, 2015
New study suggests that when it comes to writing assignments and instruction, quality -- not quantity -- matters most.

December 4, 2015
Citing a chilling effect on study participants, faculty members who study sexual assault say they should be exempt from mandatory reporting requirements. Fraternities are also arguing for an exemption for volunteer chapter advisers.

December 4, 2015
Hamilton College's library and Information Technology Services, longtime cohabitants on campus, tied the knot in 2013. Why is that model, rare at large institutions, appealing to smaller ones?

December 4, 2015
As the number of Division I college football bowl games has spiked to a record 40 this postseason, not enough teams have the six wins required to participate.

December 3, 2015
Association leader says accreditors could discourage politicians' focus on economic-driven measure of quality if they jointly embraced indicators of student learning.

December 3, 2015
The number and complexity of students' demands of administrations is going up -- and some of the items deal with issues typically left to faculty governance.

December 3, 2015
When professors leave one job due to sexual harassment allegations, they can land new jobs and repeat the behavior elsewhere, a recent case involving the University of Delaware and San Diego State University suggests.

December 3, 2015
South Dakota's private, two-year Kilian Community College is closing, finding it couldn't survive an enrollment decline and increased competition.

December 3, 2015
A controversial question is both praised and criticized, drawing attention to the powerful role of a single test.

December 2, 2015
Survey of literature and arts professors finds 60 percent see the practice as harmful to academic freedom -- although many favor general descriptions on a syllabus, even as they avoid labeling particular works.

December 2, 2015
Education Trust study finds as institutions' completion rates rise generally, minority students sometimes fall farther behind.

December 2, 2015
Threat against black students at Kean turns out to have been hoax; Harvard drops use of title "master" for leaders of residential colleges; 12-day Brandeis sit-in ends; a Kentucky legend defends mural that was covered up.

December 2, 2015
It wasn't the Stanford Prison Experiment, but a research project at U of California San Diego quickly created two student societies and plenty of conflict to analyze.

December 2, 2015
Sylvia Alva, dean of the College of Health and Human Development at California State University-Northridge, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona.

December 1, 2015
Dozens of Yale faculty members issue open letter decrying substance and tone of recent discussions of a controversial email -- and urging civil discussions of difficult issues.

December 1, 2015
Lawmakers in some states are seeking more openness and transparency from public university governing boards.

December 1, 2015
The National Women's Studies Association becomes the latest scholarly group to join the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.

December 1, 2015
After spending millions on laptops and tablets for all students and upgrading its network infrastructure, Moravian College explores how it can use those investments to "redefine the classroom."

December 1, 2015
Underemployment rates for college grads have sharply declined since the 2008 recession, and degree holders far outpace high school graduates, especially among African-American and Hispanic adults.

November 30, 2015
U of Chicago calls off classes due to report of planned gun violence; film students arrested in Los Angeles for causing panic with replicas of weapons. UPDATE: Arrest and new details on threat against Chicago.

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