Who Decides?

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U. of Houston lawsuit asks whether professors should have unlimited leeway to reject requests of students with disabilities.

Blackboard: Bully or Misunderstood?

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Open source advocates see patent suit as signal that dominant player in course management is after them. Is it?

Thematic Developments

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Colleges spend more time cooking up creative theme semesters. Are the efforts worth it?

You May Have Been YouTubed

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Students start to post videos of professors -- shot secretly -- on popular site. Watch out for your dignity and intellectual property rights.

Learning to Teach

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CUNY program trains grad students to teach at 2-year colleges -- where the job market favors those who understand the mission.

New Critique of Teacher Ed

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Report from former Teachers College president calls for sweeping changes in how and where future teachers are educated.

The Next Level of Open Source

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Going a step beyond free course materials, Yale will put videos of selected courses online -- available free to anyone.

Direction and Choice

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In Harvard's new take on general education, all undergrads would study the U.S. and religion, and "activity based learning" would be urged. 

Methods for Teaching Math

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A new report offers practical recommendations on ways to improve math instruction at 2-year colleges.

Does 'Value Added' Add Value?

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Listen to some critics of higher education, and you'll hear constant calls for more accountability and assessment.


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