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.
A Berkeley analysis of disparities by race and gender in faculty salaries raises key questions: Which gaps matter? Why do gaps vary? What can be done to eliminate them?
If a student tells a faculty member about a sexual assault that the student doesn't want to report, should the professor file a report anyway? More colleges are requiring it, and not everyone agrees the policies are wise.
Steven Salaita's long-anticipated lawsuit against the U. of Illinois includes a twist: in addition to administrators, he's suing the donors he says interfered in his job at the university.
Rutgers-Camden law dean calls out students for comments on women professors' attire in teaching evaluations.
Purdue's politician turned president wants a nationally normed measure of what students learn -- and he's tired of waiting. Professors want meaningful assessment but aren't sold on standardized exams.
A black student at Yale is detained -- and his father, a New York Times columnist, goes public, adding to the debate over whether black people are treated fairly by campus police.
Association of American Colleges and Universities session focuses on what happens when institutions move beyond a basic teaching-scholarship-service model of faculty assessment.
Survey documents extreme pressures on students who lack legal grounds to reside in the U.S., but who are still achieving academically.
Survey finds that U.S. students from majority religions feel more support on campuses than those from minority faith traditions -- and that very few students are frequently engaged in organized interfaith activities.
Vanderbilt professor sets off furor with her column criticizing Islam, attracting protesters who accuse her of hate speech -- and a failed counter-protest by a former star of "Saturday Night Live."
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