Student affairs / student services

White men alienated in higher ed workplace, survey suggests

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In survey of experiences of student affairs professionals, a surprising trend emerges: the alienation of straight white men.

Clemson professors criticize 'trivializing' disability awareness event

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Clemson University aims to raise disability awareness with a role-reversal day, but some professors find the event demeaning.

Community college learns that boosting retention comes with a cost

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A community college tries to boost its completion rate, but takes a 20 percent enrollment hit in the process.

Age change for Mormon missionaries means financial and cultural changes for Utah institutions

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A lowered age of eligibility for Mormon missionaries is likely to ripple through higher education, pressuring the finances of LDS-heavy institutions and reshaping undergraduate culture for those of the faith. 

CUNY adjuncts ask not to be called professors in course syllabuses to highlight working conditions

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Some adjuncts are asking students not to address them as "professor."

Study debunks myth that male faculty 'milk' paid leave

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Male faculty members don't take paid parental leave as often as critics assert, even when their spouses also work.

Finances affected this year's entering class in educational and personal ways, CIRP survey finds

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Financial concerns affected this year's freshmen in everything from the selection of a college to their personal goals, and the stress is only growing, an annual survey of first-year students found.

Preparing for an unusually severe flu season, colleges draw on lessons from H1N1 pandemic

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Trying to head off a likely epidemic flu season, college officials are breaking out prevention and treatment tactics developed in the wake of 2009's H1N1 pandemic.

Adjunct leaders consider strategies to force change

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Adjunct faculty make up most of the higher education work force, but their working conditions largely don't reflect their role. Is reform on a wide scale possible? What will it take?

Franklin & Marshall targets charter schools like KIPP for new source of students

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In pursuit of students who would be a good fit for its rigorous, supportive, small-community environment, Franklin & Marshall is tapping into urban charter schools.


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