Research universities

'Institutionalizing' Interdisciplinary Research

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As interest in interdisciplinary research continues to increase, colleges still don’t have answers to critical questions about the best ways to support and encourage collaboration across the disciplines. How can a department fairly evaluate interdisciplinary research in promotion and tenure decisions, for example? How can an institution raise money for interdisciplinary endeavors within a system designed to fund raise for individual schools and colleges?

Small Group Learning for 14,000 Undergrads

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Clemson program tries to involve students in the research process and link them with the same professor for several semesters.

Doing the Distance Thing

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Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine is reportedly in negotiations to affiliate with Columbia, in New York. Will more hospitals hook up with remote universities?

Making Women Safer on Campus

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University of Kentucky takes evidence-based approach to combating violence against women -- and early results are promising.

Update on FBI-College Relations

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Security Higher Education Advisory Board shines (a little) light on its efforts.

Mississippi State in the Silicon Valley

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Starkville is a long way from San Jose, but ambitions of two universities are being combined. Many praise creativity of the approach, but some fear impact on California's master plan.

Aiming Higher

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Boston U. plans to spend $1.8 billion to raise its stature among research universities. The money will help, but will the university advance only if its competitors stand still?

Flu U

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At U. of Michigan, a dormitory becomes a laboratory for a major public health study.

Raising the Bar on Postdoc Pay and Benefits

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Whitehead plan may break new ground by making retirement contributions for those on fellowships.

A Merger on Whose Terms?

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As Polytechnic board prepares for university to be absorbed by NYU, some trustees see lack of due diligence, squelching of faculty views, and conflicts of interest.


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