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September 28, 2015
The University of Southern California starts a program to train recent Ph.D. recipients to be better teachers and maybe get a leg up in the job market.

September 25, 2015
A new faculty-led system aims to answer the question by analyzing student work -- and without relying on standardized tests.

September 25, 2015
Same survey that found high rates of female students reporting sexual assault finds that nearly a quarter of transgender students experience some form of sexual violence while in college.

September 25, 2015
Multiple programs and scholarships seek to help refugees from Syria and elsewhere obtain higher education, but the need dwarfs the response.

September 25, 2015
An influential free community college program that helped shaped President Obama's two-year America's College Promise initiative is expanding from one semester to two.

September 25, 2015
Professors at U of Wisconsin at Madison hope to find a way to revolutionize teaching, helping teachers find out exactly how their students learn and the best ways to teach subjects students may struggle with.

September 24, 2015
State College of Florida eliminates rolling contracts in favor of one-year contracts for all full-time faculty members, even long-serving ones.

September 24, 2015
In decision that relies on U.S. Supreme Court rulings upholding affirmative action, federal civil rights office finds Princeton did not discriminate.

September 24, 2015
The U of California at Berkeley may be the first to release a transparency report, disclosing how it handles requests for the electronic communications of students and faculty and staff members.

September 24, 2015
Report sheds light on how well aid recipients fare at individual colleges, showing in some cases significant disparities among Pell and non-Pell students within a campus and across similar campuses.

September 24, 2015
Study sees risk of work being repeated and of important findings being ignored.

September 23, 2015
Repayment rates may replace default rates as key measure of quality. That's bad news for many for-profit and historically black colleges, and some community colleges, too.

September 23, 2015
Study explores outcomes in Coursera's massive open online courses, suggesting many learners come away with tangible career and educational benefits.

September 23, 2015
Colleges with air traffic control programs lose students as result of changes in hiring preferences. Is federal agency ignoring need for higher education for those in a role that is essential to safety?

September 23, 2015
Angered by an opinion essay criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement, some students at Wesleyan want to see the student government stop funding the newspaper.

September 23, 2015
Author discusses new book about narrative and what Hollywood has to offer science.

September 22, 2015
AAU survey of 150,000 students finds that nearly a quarter of female students have experienced some kind of sexual assault in college. Survey backs controversial 1-in-5 statistic, but critics have concerns over survey's response rate and sample.  

September 22, 2015
Federal agency says the University of Virginia -- a focal point in the debate over campus sexual assault -- responded inadequately to reports of sexual misconduct, including some involving fraternities, and faulted a dean's public comments.

September 22, 2015
Should anyone police whether professors have the racial or ethnic background they claim? Native American studies group calls for more accountability in the wake of several disputes.

September 22, 2015
Eastern Mennonite U and Goshen, which recently ended bans on gay faculty members, leave Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Had they stayed, others would have left the association.

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