Distance education

Outsourcing the Faculty

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Professors at Delaware State say the university is trying to create a distance education program in which they will play no role.

DeVry's Retrenchment

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DeVry University cut back faculty positions last week in a continuing effort to bolster profits amid decreasing enrollment.

The for-profit institution said Wednesday that it had eliminated the jobs of 134 faculty members, both full-time and part-time. DeVry had already carried out two voluntary buyout programs earlier in the fiscal year. This most recent reduction, in which 29 faculty members voluntarily took a buyout, followed an evaluation of DeVry’s “campus-based instructional needs.”

Donald Trump Founds 'University'

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Once you've done real estate, casinos, an airline, and reality television, what's left? For Donald Trump, there's always higher education.

On Monday Trump unveiled his own "university," which will sell CD-ROMs and offer online courses in real estate and business. No credit or degrees will be offered, although baseball caps and shirts with the university logo may be purchased ($21.95 for a cap, $39.95 for a golf shirt).

Faculty Removes a Union at Davenport

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Full-time professors at Davenport University vote unanimously to end collective bargaining.

Pushing for Wireless

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Higher education backs efforts by municipalities to provide Internet access to all.

Scarlet Letter

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New law in Oregon will force people with unlicensed degrees to raise a red flag to potential employers.

Really Open Source

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Rice U.'s Connexions, which lets professors from any campus share materials, tries to challenge traditional peer review and publishing.

College Withdraws Credits Awarded in Distance Education Scheme

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Otterbein College withdraws thousands of bogus credits awarded to hundreds of Florida teachers in scheme approved by associate dean.

Outsourced Grading

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Kentucky community colleges experiment with having outside company evaluate students' essays in freshman composition.

Easing the Copyright Challenge

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Permissions center partners with Blackboard to help professors gain approval as they build their online courses.

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