Academic administration

Study finds that increased parental support for college results in lower grades

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The more financial support parents provide for college costs, the lower their children's grades, national study finds.

In lawsuit, Texas Tech professor says his views on tenure have cost him promotions

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In an unusual twist, a Texas Tech professor is suing the university for allegedly denying him high-profile jobs based on his skepticism of a status most faculty members want.

Proposed policy at Florida Gulf Coast raises question of what a university is entitled to track about faculty members

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Proposed policy at Florida Gulf Coast U. raises question of what a university is entitled to track about every professor.

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

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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.

U. of Missouri moves toward giving adjuncts voting rights in faculty governance

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U. of Missouri at Columbia considers becoming the latest institution where shared governance includes those off the tenure track.

Study finds that liberal arts colleges are disappearing

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Study finds a significant decline over the last 20 years in number of institutions whose missions align with the sector.

U.Va. board retreat focuses on structure and attitudes

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In second half of retreat, U.Va. board focuses on how to restructure and divide responsibility between board and president, with lessons that might be applicable to other boards.

U.Va. board tries to move past leadership controversy

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At first meeting since its leadership controversy in June, U.Va.’s board tries to move past mistakes and begin to confront emerging challenges.

Experts speculate on possible business models for MOOC providers

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Coursera, edX and Udacity are making a name for themselves by giving away "elite" courses free. But eventually their investors will want them to be self-sustaining and profitable. How might they do that?

Midway College's attempt at creating a pharmacy school shows dangers of assumed quick fix

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Midway College’s aborted effort to construct a pharmacy school shows that an assumed quick fix to finance problems might not be as easy as it seems.

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