EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Faculty members criticize proposed changes to gen ed accreditation standards for engineers

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Critics say proposed changes to accreditation standards for general education dilute the competencies that give U.S.-trained students a competitive edge. Accreditor, meanwhile, says new standards will lead to easier assessment of outcomes and more innovation in teaching.

TIAA-CREF survey reveals adjuncts' concerns about having enough savings in retirement

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TIAA-CREF survey reveals adjunct faculty members' concerns about having enough savings to retire. Experts say the situation for most adjuncts is even more dire.

Author of new book on 'purposeful graduates' says colleges must talk to students about making meaningful lives

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Author of new book on "purposeful graduates" says colleges must talk to students about the importance of creating and living meaningful lives.

Survey finds severance packages commonly offered for presidents

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A new survey finds that 60 percent of four-year colleges offer severance packages to fired presidents.

UC Irvine experiments with a new graduate degree and postdoc hybrid program

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UC Irvine moves toward a system in which doctorates can be earned in five years, half the norm for these fields at many institutions. Some departments embrace plan; they fear impact on dissertations and on adjuncts.

Deal will save Sweet Briar College

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In a stunning reversal, board reaches agreement with alumnae who sued to keep the college open. Supporters of institution celebrate and begin dealing with challenges that led trustees to favor closure.

 

With debt-free movement, colleges see challenges and opportunities but few details

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As fight against college debt has its moment, what do college association leaders think about it?

Faculty members claim university made them remove a controversial journal issue from its website

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Did the university demand the removal of a controversial journal issue from its website and then threaten to censor future issues?

Are lazy rivers and climbing walls driving up the cost of college?

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Elizabeth Warren and Chris Christie both made statements last week that luxury college amenities like lazy rivers and climbing walls are driving up the cost of college. Are the claims true?

Chris Christie opposes free higher education, but supports increases for some student aid programs

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Governor, in education speech at Iowa State U, says some colleges are "drunk" on spending. But he also endorses more support for federal aid programs.

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