EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

What Obama’s immigration executive actions mean for higher education

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President expands his temporary protected status for "Dreamers" and seeks to expand temporary work authorization program for international graduates of American universities. 

Marquette U. grad student she's being targeted after ending a class discussion on gay marriage

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Marquette TA becomes focus of debate for telling a student his facts criticizing gay marriage were incorrect. Critics say she squelched a student's view, but many academics say she's become a target just for doing her job.

UC administrators and California governor clash over tuition hikes

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System leaders want to increase tuition rates, but a popular governor is pushing instead for more emphasis on online and competency-based education, and three-year degrees.

National survey suggests a greater focus on teaching but ongoing concerns about diversity, adjuncts

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Survey of undergraduate instructors suggests increased attention on student-centered teaching and ongoing concerns about diversity and adjunct working conditions. 

Lincoln U. of Pa. president, criticized for rape remarks, has more firestorms on his plate

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President of Lincoln U. in Pennsylvania, widely criticized this week for remarks on rape, has many more problems on his plate, according to faculty and students.

Debate over a university president's comments on rape

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Video circulates of the leader of Lincoln U. of Pennsylvania questioning the motives of female students who bring rape allegations.

Trustees told they need to step up their game or risk higher education's future

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Poor board governance could risk the future of American higher education, according to a new report by the Association of Governing Boards.

 

Governors races and impact on higher education

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Winners include some whose views on public colleges have been controversial and others whose views have won widespread praise.

Bates College administrators squash popular Halloween-time party

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As Bates College aims to combat excessive drinking, administrators anger students by unilaterally canceling a popular drinking event held until now every Halloween season.

Tufts adjuncts tout pay and job security gains in first union contract

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Adjuncts at Tufts say their first union contract, which includes significant pay and job security gains and a right to be interviewed for full-time positions, could be a model for new unions in negotiations elsewhere.

 

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