Department chairs

How two institutions diversified their faculties without spending big or setting hard targets

Boston College and UC Riverside share how they quickly hired more faculty members from underrepresented minority groups, without relying on hard numerical targets or costly initiatives.

Outrage over position that would pay a Ph.D. $28,000 for what many see as a full workload

University of Illinois-Chicago ad for language program director draws outcry.

Study questions whether elite college courses are of higher quality than others

Study's preliminary findings suggest that teaching quality and academic rigor are not necessarily stronger at prestigious institutions.

Princeton grad student takes on the humanities crisis from a decidedly gendered perspective

Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.

Temple University faces scrutiny over rejection of African-American studies department's choice as chair

Temple was the first institution to offer a doctorate in African-American studies and has seen heated debates over the discipline's direction. The rejection of the department's choice as chair has set off a new controversy.

Tuition freeze raises Purdue's profile -- at what cost?

Holding tuition flat since 2012-13 has raised the land-grant university’s profile and helped it grow, but it is fueling competition for resources by academic departments -- and Purdue is still working to enroll more students from Indiana.

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