Academic administration

Report: Barriers to the rise of artificially intelligent tutors at traditional universities

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Online Education
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Report identifies potential barriers to the widespread adoption of "machine guided" learning software at colleges and universities.

WGU example shows chilly policy climate for competency-based education

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Despite conventional wisdom, Western Governors U. did not earn approval to award federal aid by directly assessing how much students learned. It ties student outcomes to the credit hour (though not to seat time).

Lafayette conference focuses on shifting conversation about liberal arts' value

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While recognizing looming challenges, elite liberal arts college presidents think their best course is to continue to do what they do best and try to change the conversation about educational value.

Augustana retreat an exercise in collective governance

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Augustana College president tries to give professors a voice in institutional governance at a time when faculty members across the country feel marginalized.

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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Digital Humanities
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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 paraphrased language fools plagiarism-detection software

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Paraphrasing tools, freely available online, can fool plagiarism detection software, study finds.

Tallahassee professor fired after program loses potential accreditation

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Community college faces students upset that they can't be licensed after a professor -- fired this week -- reportedly didn't have time to deal with accreditor, despite having time to teach online at two for-profit institutions.

Purdue acquires Kaplan University to create a new public, online university under Purdue brand

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Indiana institution acquires Kaplan University and its 32,000 students in an unprecedented move to enter online education as many large for-profits continue to slump.

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