Temple makes a sudden change after $22 million in overspending on financial aid. But faculty members object to what they see as a lack of information and disrespect for an academic leader many respect.
Administration and Finance
Colleges expand efforts to raise money from recent graduates. But Northeastern campaign that was widely mocked online shows that raising money from those repaying student loans isn't easy.
Critics say the Higher Education Cost Adjustment index leads to the wrong conclusions on state funding and policy.
Western Illinois U says low enrollments justify eliminating four liberal arts majors, but faculty leaders say maintaining fields of study is about more than metrics.
Private colleges found a consortium to collectively negotiate with companies that develop enterprise resource planning software.
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.
UF Online has told Pearson it may terminate controversial 11-year deal, but both sides say negotiations continue about a possible continued role for the company.
Ed-tech start-up Ranku pitches efficiency, not marketing, to universities interested in enrolling more students online. Early results from Columbia University are promising.
As colleges face financial pressure and trim budgets, faculty members are concerned about not just the proposed cuts, but how those changes are communicated.
U of Akron cuts the price of certain general education classes by 86 percent, and boasts that they will be less expensive than those at community colleges. But two-year institutions disagree, and professors say effort is penny-wise and pound-foolish.