Deans

Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning's fellowship

University acts amid uproar over her selection.

University think tanks face tough road but continued interest

University-affiliated research centers face a fight for funding and an assault on experts, but few think institutions will be able to resist future ventures.

Dean at Seattle U, subject of protests seeking her ouster and defending her, retires

Academic at center of dispute at Seattle University -- subject of lengthy sit-in demanding her ouster and protest defending her -- will retire.

Rutgers-Camden law dean asks students to stop talking about women professors' attire in teaching evaluations

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Rutgers-Camden law dean calls out students for comments on women professors' attire in teaching evaluations.

Firing sets off debate over whether deans must publicly back administrations

Firing of a dean sets off debate over whether academic leaders must always publicly back the positions of their presidents.

Pennsylvania's 14-university system feeling the pain of budget cuts and demographic shifts

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Ed has already cut academic programs and staff members; now it has to cut more programs and professors. 

Study finds no impact on student success from having adjunct instructors

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New study shows employment of part-time faculty doesn't impact student success positively or negatively at community colleges, while institution size and location do.

After weeks of delays, San Jose State U. releases research report on online courses

San Jose State's study of its work using MOOCs to teach some course points to many problems not mentioned in last month's optimistic update.

Michigan State suspends professor from teaching following anti-Republican remarks

Creative writing professor at Michigan State crossed line from free expression to disrespect on the first day of class, administrators say. Faculty advocates say he's entitled to hearing before peers.

NC law that ends pay raises for teachers with master's degrees a blow to college finances

Elimination of pay raises for teachers' master’s degrees in North Carolina could have major impact on budgets of education schools and their universities.

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