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.
Fraternities at Wesleyan University now have three years to become coeducational or they'll be kicked off campus.
As too many male students fail to enroll or succeed in higher education, writes Rocco L. Capraro, the ideas of men's studies point to a path forward.
A new study suggests that giving public research university boards in Texas the power to set tuition helped raise prices and suppress Hispanic enrollment.
As Berkeley chancellor joins those calling for more civility in academe, faculty critics see an attack on academic freedom.
Mount Holyoke College adopts formal policy to admit students who are female or who identify as women.
Professors at discipline's annual meeting consider how they hire faculty members.
While it remains a beloved bit of visual smack-talk for many football fans, some students and faculty say the University of Iowa's pink visitors' locker room is sexist and discriminatory.
The community college that serves students not unlike Michael Brown is a local hub important enough that Attorney General Holder made the campus his first stop. Local students see the college as a way out.
Some faculty members want to play a bigger role in the fight against campus sexual assault. A new national advocacy group aims to help them do that.
A gay faculty member writes about what it's like to be teaching at a Christian college at a time that many such institutions are seeking exemptions from anti-bias laws.
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