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.
At Elmhurst College, most applicants are answering an optional question about sexual orientation.
University counseling department has right to enforce its rules and a professional code of conduct, federal appeals panel rules.
Iowa professor's critique of small town life in his adopted state reflects tensions many faculty members overcome as they take jobs in places they never imagined would be home.
Satirical blogs explore whether a Hollywood sex symbol can make academic pick-up lines seem smooth.
Federal appeals court rejects suit by woman kicked out of medical school, and backs college groups on issues related to bias claims.
Some philosophers wonder why a key part of the hiring process in their discipline is an event that sounds like fraternity rush.
Beloit College is elevating this responsibility so that it joins teaching, research and service in tenure decisions.
Girls of most racial groups are outpacing their brothers in attaining college degrees by almost 15 percent, a University of Michigan study shows.
Obama administration, reversing recommendations of Bush Education Department, offers colleges support for considering race and ethnicity in admissions.
New book argues that black students at elite colleges still cluster in low-paying fields such as education and social work -- and that universities are partly to blame.
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