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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.

N.C. community college to issue grades, certificates for soft skills

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Community college in N.C. plans to evaluate "soft skills" and issue workplace readiness certificates for students who get passing marks.

Website recognizes military skills with digital badges

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New website creates digital badges for veterans, aiming to recognize military skills and training. Will it be the first badging experiment to catch on?

Trinity College fraternities, sororities ordered to go coed

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Students say Trinity College of Connecticut's mandate for fraternities and sororities to go coed is, in effect, a death sentence for Greek life.

Finances affect students academically, NSSE 2012 finds

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Finances are affecting students' academic experience, with ability to get a job as a big factor in deciding on a major, according to this year's National Survey of Student Engagement.

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