Academic administration

Sewanee puts faculty back in charge of freshman advising

It's hard to offer meaningful advising to new students before they arrive on campus. But Sewanee says it can be done, with professors making key decisions.


Associated Colleges of the South's blended learning program leaves experimental phase

Can a group of liberal arts colleges in the South -- institutions that value personal interaction -- win over faculty on blended learning?

Community college president's leaked email shows plan to trade political support for state funds


A leaked email shows a community college president's attempt to pressure a governor for $20 million in state funds -- even though the college had already finished the project for which the money was appropriated.


To accept MOOCs for credit, Florida International U. may set up prior learning assessment safeguards

Florida International University prepares a prior learning assessment pilot in anticipation of granting credit for massive open online courses.

Survey suggests politicians overstate public's desire for vocational view of higher ed

Seeking to gauge how to rebuild public support for higher ed, survey project finds that Americans have less vocational view of college than their leaders do.

Academic rigor lacking but not dead, study says

The state of academic rigor and student engagement in the classroom isn't in a total state of decay, but there is plenty to be desired, study suggests.

Study finds that high schoolers who are physically attractive are more likely to complete college


High schoolers who are physically attractive are more likely than others to complete college, study finds.

Duke U. professor plans massive collaborative effort to tackle the challenges facing higher education


Duke's Cathy Davidson plans a massive collaborative effort to tackle the challenges facing higher education.

Despite new studies, flipping the classroom still enjoys widespread support

Despite a seemingly critical new study, the debate about flipping the classroom still tends to favor those in support.

Online course providers increasingly using the term 'learning experience'


Freed from the confines of classrooms, lectures and semesters, online education providers are increasingly using the term "learning experience."



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