Hello. News on our site this week examined the emergence of a new approach to college applications, our survey of admissions directors, controversy over a loyalty oath requirement, and another mass shooting at a college. That and more below.
Inside Higher Ed/Gallup survey asks admissions directors about meddling from higher-ups, the pressure to build a class, affirmative action, debt, out-of-state recruiting, viewing applicants' disciplinary records and more.
At least 10 die and seven more are injured in shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College. It was the third-deadliest mass shooting ever at a college campus.
As 80 colleges unite to create new application and portfolio platform for high school students, a look at who is in and who is not (for now), how colleges plan to use the service, and how Common Application is responding.
Under pressure from its governing board the University of Iowa is leveraging financial aid to increase resident enrollment. And as competition for the state's students is increasing, the number of college-bound Iowans is not -- causing concern among Iowa's private colleges.
New data from Gallup-Purdue survey find only half of alumni "strongly agree" that college is worth what they spent. Students with experiential learning opportunities and supportive professors were more likely to agree.
Community college students who take out small federal loans are more likely to default, new report finds, and most defaulters earned fewer than 15 credits and never made a payment on their debt.
The inability of small colleges to increase their revenue will result in triple the number of closures in the coming years, a new Moody's report projects.
In light of a recent high-profile faculty resignation at Phoenix College, some are asking why other professors asked to sign loyalty oaths don't object.
Arizona is surprised to find out it still requires professors to sign a statement that was common in McCarthy era. And a community college loses an adjunct who was its star professor.
Colleges are searching for new ways to communicate with students electronically. Could texting be the answer?
The share of students defaulting on their federal loans within three years fell this year, as the Obama administration again made a controversial tweak to the default rates in ways that helped some colleges.
Study suggests open-access journals with questionable peer-review and marketing processes now publish hundreds of thousands of articles a year, a huge jump in only a few years.
New penalties over academic fraud are only the most recent in Southern Methodist's history of breaking NCAA rules. Among the guilty: the university's renowned basketball coach, and a former official responsible for compliance with the rules.
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If you think the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act has nothing to do with higher education, think again.
A radical new approach to admissions will give students an alternative way to represent themselves beyond essays and SAT scores, Ann McDermott argues.
A philosopher's commitment to fascism raises controversy … again. Scott McLemee is scandalized.
Unless several crucial issues are dealt with swiftly and appropriately, write Christine Helwick and Jeffrey Orleans, they have the potential of totally upending college sports.
Concerns among policy makers and the public are mounting over reductions in state spending on public higher education, but what's missing is a serious conversation about whether those cuts are fairly distributed, write Sara Goldrick-Rab and Tammy Kolbe.
Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of the Hollins Fund. Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the director is a member of the Development department within the division, and supervises the Assistant Director of the Hollins Fund....
University of Massachusetts Boston
The Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning provides leadership for the university's institutional reporting and research activities....
REPSONSIBILITIES: The Department of History and Sociology is accepting applications for an assistant or associate professor in Criminal Justice to fill a 9-month tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2014, in the Department’s bachelor’s program in Politics and Justice Studies....
Bard College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor of Religion in the area of Buddhist Studies, to begin September 2016. The position requires a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship in a liberal arts setting....
University of Wisconsin Whitewater
The University of Wisconsin Whitewater (UW-Whitewater) is seeking a Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to join the university’s senior leadership team and play a major role in fulfilling the institution’s mission to foster student success and personal growth....
This is a full-time, tenure-track, faculty appointment with administrative responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be able to start in January 2016 and will teach at least one course in the spring term.
FLSA STATUS: Exempt...
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