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California Raises Ceiling on Part Timers' Work

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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday signed legislation that raises the limit on how much individual part-time faculty members can work at any one community college from 60 percent to 67 percent of a full-time professor's load.

From Idaho to California

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When Idaho regulators contacted two unaccredited colleges about their lack of state approval, the institutions seem to have relocated -- to a state where they wouldn't be so encumbered.

Push to Protect Researchers From Attacks

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California lawmakers move to enact new protections for scientists facing harassment and worse from animal rights extremists.

Is 'Holistic' Admissions a Cover for Helping Black Applicants?

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In 2006, the University of California at Los Angeles faced intense criticism when only 2 percent of the students admitted for the freshman class were black. For a decade at that point, UCLA had been operating under a ban on considering race and ethnicity in admissions decisions, but the numbers for black students had not previously been so low.

In California, Uncertainty on Immigrant Student Tuition

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Appeals court finds that in extending lower resident tuition rates to undocumented students, state "thwarts" Congress's intent.

U. of California Catches Up on Accountability

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Prodded by new president, university system -- which has shunned national assessment effort -- prepares to adopt broad public data reporting.

A Strike Against Labor

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With veto of $5.4 million in funds for U. of California labor studies programs, Schwarzenegger issues latest salvo in long-running fight over research arm's perceived partisanship.

Thinning Requirements for Thinning Budgets

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To alleviate an enrollment crunch, UCLA students will no longer have to take a small seminar to complete their general education requirement.

Paving Paradise?

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Endangered habitat used for biological research at risk of potentially being developed by California college to make way for "green" parking lot.

The Teaching Science Professor

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New research suggests that faculty members focused on pedagogy as well as their disciplines may improve student learning.

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