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.
The debate over a Facebook executive's book about women points to skills that colleges need to promote in their female students, write Becky Wai-Ling Packard and Jessica Bacal.
Campus leaders are unduly optimistic about likely fate of race-conscious admissions, Richard Kahlenberg writes. He predicts Supreme Court decision will bolster role of socioeconomic class.
Emory president's controversial column, a surprise for a man many say has handled issues of race well in his 10-year tenure, is continuing to drive discussion of race and leadership on campus.
A professor's reflection on personalities prevalent in academe strikes a chord with scholars.
Study challenges earlier research that found black applicants less likely than comparable white applicants to receive NIH grants.
Emory president praises Constitution's three-fifths compromise as model for dealing with disagreements today. Facing outrage, he apologizes for "clumsiness and insensitivity."
A second librarian's blog becomes the target of a potential lawsuit from a disgruntled publisher.
Faculty advocates outline recommendations for faculty and campus communities to combat rape.
A university librarian finds himself sued for questioning the quality of an academic press.
Three deaf leaders of Gallaudet gathered Tuesday to discuss the legacy of the movement that led to their appointments.
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