British Cuts Become Clear

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Even before the controversial tuition increases are instituted, universities will see sharp drops in government support.

Divide in Britain's Faculty Union

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A battle for control of Britain's faculty union, the University and College Union, is under way, as a powerful leftist group plans a leadership challenge following a split over support for student protests.

The turmoil within the organization, which represents about 120,000 higher education staff, is evident in threats of strike action by the union's own staff, while Sally Hunt, general secretary, has said that union strategy is being directed by "bodies outside UCU."

Britain Considers Expansion in Online Learning

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Government panel sees potential to become larger player in the international market and in the local market.

New Level of Collaboration in Britain

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Two research universities will share some academic appointments, degree programs and overseas ventures.

Has the Anglo-American Academy Peaked?

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A leading expert on international education warns that cutbacks in funding for British higher education could do long-term damage.

Britain Minimizes Controversial Measure of Research Impact

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Factor will count for 20 percent in influential rankings, not 25 percent as originally suggested.

No Penalties for Missed Diversity Targets

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British universities will not face sanctions if they fail to hit enrollment goals for low-income students under the country's new tuition structure.

Pay for Performance

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Study commissioned by British government suggests that top university administrators have 10 percent of their salaries "at risk" -- depending on how well they do their jobs.

In Britain, a Call for Alumni on Boards

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Report finds that history of "dispassionate" governance won't serve universities well in a new era.

Humanities at Risk in Britain

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Major cuts are taking place at the universities most likely to serve low-income students.


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