When parents, teachers, lawmakers and communities debate over which part of the American education system should receive the most scrutiny or support, adult education, specifically General Educational Development (GED), is rarely in contention. Conceptually adult education programs serve those who depart school without diplomas and are now seeking a credential to access the workforce or postsecondary opportunities.
Over the past couple of years the censoring of self-expression has been a hot topic on many campuses. Recently the media washed ashore a new wave of controversy concerning Hampton University’s business school policy that restricts MBA students from wearing their hair in locs (or what is more commonly referred to as “Dread-locs”). This comes on the heels of the brouhaha that developed following the implementation of a written dress code policy at Morehouse College.
In recent years the higher education community has focused more on the role institutions’ play in student success. For a long time the blame for failure has been laid squarely at the feet of students. If a student dropped out of college it was assumed that they were unmotivated, under-prepared, or lacked the aptitude required to be a college graduate. The fact that dropouts were admitted meant that they somehow fell through an admissions crack undetected.
After a week of debate over a Boston U professor's generalizations about white students, anger grows over what a Duke professor wrote about black students' names, dating and more.
Responding to a recent critique, three humanists argue that academic meetings, done right, can spur collaboration and add value for participants, for the humanities, and for higher education and beyond.
Professor whose comment on white male students set off viral debate wishes her statements had "nuance and complexity" and pledges "inclusive learning environment."
Historians at Sacramento State are furious that an anthropology course has been deemed to meet a state requirement for study of American history.
Duke punishes, but lets return to campus, the student who placed a noose on a tree. In student's apology, he claims ignorance of the meaning of a noose -- an explanation that only some on campus accept.
Though protected by the First Amendment, protests involving stepping on the American flag create furors at colleges.
Hiring faculty around interdisciplinary themes appears to have a positive impact on diversity and scholarship, report finds.
McMaster U addresses gender pay gap by giving $3,500 raises to female faculty members.
AAUP report on Steven Salaita case at U of Illinois says the institution summarily dismissed him for protected, extramural speech. University could face formal vote of censure.
As colleges face financial pressure and trim budgets, faculty members are concerned about not just the proposed cuts, but how those changes are communicated.
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