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.
Journalists love to write about how historically black colleges serve non-black students, writes C. Rob Shorette. The real story is about how essential these institutions are to black students.
Colleges have never been more diverse, but that doesn't mean minorities feel safe and welcomed on campuses. A new report describes a subtly hostile environment for women and students of color.
Is it fair for a university to tell a championship-winning women's coach that she won't be renewed in part because of her salary? When the coach of the equivalent men's team earns more?
At annual meeting, historians discuss ways to engage students on protests in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.
Study finds that women in political science are likelier than men to be honored for teaching. But does this help them get ahead?
Working with a group of students who are linear thinkers by nature has forced Lee Burdette Williams to block that metaphor.
Study finds that female and minority Ph.D.s in biomedical fields are more likely than others to lose interest in faculty careers while earning their doctorates.
Study finds gender of instructors influences evaluations they receive, even if they have fooled students (in an online course) about whether they are men or women.
Back-to-back essays by two Vassar professors, one of them a former dean, renew a debate about treatment of minority faculty members.
While college leaders elsewhere who recently pushed civility faced a backlash, U. of Wisconsin Madison faculty approves policy against bullying.
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