Academic administration

North Dakota and New York stories raise questions about ensuring international quality

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Stories about colleges in New York and North Dakota highlight the lack of independent authority overseeing the quality of universities’ efforts abroad.

In evaluating digital humanities, enthusiasm may outpace best practices

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Language and literature scholars have embraced technology in their research, but can they win tenure on it?

For-profits lag behind other colleges in student outcomes

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New research attempts to better compare the performance of for-profit colleges with nonprofits by controlling for differences in student populations, with largely negative results for the industry.

Study finds use of open educational resources on the rise in introductory courses

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While most faculty members are still unaware of open educational resources, use in introductory courses nearly rivals that of traditional textbooks, study finds.

Pulse podcast features interview with Jason Gad of ExamSoft

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This month's edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Jason Gad, vice president of business development at ExamSoft.

New funding approach in Washington incentivizes workforce programs at community colleges

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New formula in Washington State incentivizes community and technical college courses linked to industry demands, which may harm liberal arts-related fields of study.

Connecticut College revamps gen ed

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As part of a new general-education program, Connecticut College rethinks the 100-level course.

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