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Sep 01 2015

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Critics blame accreditation for many of the (often conflicting) problems they see in higher education. But the agencies will likely endure, in large part because any replacement would give the feds much more power.
U of Kentucky did survey in which 80 percent of the student body participated and the definition of sexual assault was much more narrow than that used elsewhere. The finding: a significant number, but far lower than on other campuses, reporting assaults.
Washington State U overrules instructor, and says she may not have "blanket" bans on use of certain words or phrases, or punish those who violate such bans with lower grades or failure.
New analysis seeks to explain the declining interest of high school students in studying the humanities in college, and a reversal once they arrive.
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges: Clarkson University Costel C. Darie, chemistry and biomolecular science Frostburg State University

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Garrison Walters offers colleges and their leaders some things to think about as they weigh presidential perks. To wit, rationalization is the road to ruin, and if you really want art, buy it yourself. You can afford it.
K. Jamie Rogers says critics have misunderstood proposed changes in engineering accrediting standards, and that the possible shifts are still being modified.

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