Presidents / chancellors

Coursera's fee-based course option

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Coursera unveils fee-based, verified courses, which could generate revenue for the company and its university partners.

Private college presidents push campaign to limit use of non-need-based aid

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At meeting of private college presidents, campaign to discourage use of student aid that is not tied to financial need gains some momentum.

Contract negotiations put Morgan State, University of Iowa presidents in tenuous positions

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Contractual changes have left two public university presidents in tenuous positions and highlight a growing fear of commitment among boards.

Meningitis shot's impact on community college enrollment in Texas

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Community college enrollments in Texas level off, and newly required meningitis vaccinations (and associated fees and hassles) might be part of the cause.

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.

Saint Louis U. faculty and board at stalemate over fate of president and vice president

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Saint Louis University president who pushed controversial reforms has lost the support of faculty, but still has his board’s support. How does that get resolved?

Carnegie Foundation considers a redesign for the credit hour

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The Carnegie Foundation, which created the credit hour, considers a redesign so the standard could better fit with emerging approaches to higher education.

Texas, Florida, and Wisconsin governors see large overlap in higher education platforms

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Overlap in agendas for governors of Wisconsin, Florida, and Texas hints at a new Republican approach to higher education.

Sage Colleges reinstate tenure to improve academic profile

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While the percentage of tenured faculty members continues to decline nationally, the Sage Colleges worked to re-establish the practice in a bid to improve the institution's academic profile.

College cuts adjuncts' hours to avoid Affordable Care Act costs

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At one community college, the national health-care law would have assured adjuncts access to health insurance, but the institution is cutting their hours to avoid the requirement.

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