Budget Cuts

'Triage' Funding for Community Colleges

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As state budget deliberations unfold across the country, community colleges in some states appear to have been cushioned from the worst, facing cuts that — at least on the surface — are less severe than those to their four-year counterparts.

Rallying Back

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Higher education union leaders vow to fight on, despite crushing losses in states.

More Peril for Pell

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As Congressional Republicans lay out plan to slash trillions from the budget deficit in 2012 and beyond, need-based aid and research spending could face cuts.

Looking Beyond Themselves

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Administrators and unions should work to restore “collective” to the notion of collective bargaining in higher education, conference participants say.

Return to the Silo

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Over faculty objections, Temple is forcing its interdisciplinary programs into traditional disciplines.

Nevada Professors See Tenure Threat

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Administrators could -- under a new code -- scuttle academic programs and tenured positions because of “adverse financial conditions.”

When the Well Runs Dry

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A new report about how states divvied up stimulus money for education suggests looming problems for higher ed.

In for Nasty Weather

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Is faculty life, as it once was, officially a relic?

They're Not Just Hiring Administrators

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A new report might give pause to critics who accuse public colleges either of expanding their staffs willy-nilly or of responding to budget cuts by slashing spending in areas that hurt students.

So You Say You're Broke?

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Hearing that the University of California system had $2.5 billion in “unrestricted net assets” on hand in 2010 could make anyone question the necessity of the 32 percent tuition hike that has been proposed, or the 11 to 26 furlough days that more than 100,000 employees were forced to take in 2009.


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