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California Raises Ceiling on Part Timers' Work

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

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

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?

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

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

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

A Strike Against Labor

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

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

Paving Paradise?

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

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

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