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May 22, 2008
An international faculty will offer a curriculum for a U.S.-style J.D. at Peking University.
May 20, 2008
Presidents and administrators discuss ways to evaluate how well institutions educate their students, and the obstacles to greater accountability.
May 19, 2008
Some two-year colleges are dropping Friday classes to save their students an extra trip -- and the rising cost of driving to and from school.
May 19, 2008
Much of the research on study-abroad programs has looked at the growing number of American students who spend a summer or semester overseas, or the number of foreign students who come to the United States. A new survey, released today, looks beyond the "demand" side of the equation -- the American colleges pushing for an increased focus on international education -- to the "supply" of available programs and finds that responding institutions in Europe and elsewhere overwhelmingly seek to attract American students, along with those from other major "sending" countries.
May 15, 2008
Missouri U. of Science and Technology allows peer-to-peer traffic only for users who take online quiz on copyright infringement ... every time they download.
May 14, 2008
Course-management giant -- realizing students gravitate to social networking site over an academic one -- tries to get them to do both at the same time.
May 13, 2008
Many a curricular overhaul is controversial. At the University System of Georgia, where two preliminary plans were met with intense skepticism from some quarters earlier this year, the uproar is causing second thoughts among administrators, who wrote in a letter to faculty members on Monday that they would "halt the current core revision process until later in the year" to allow for more input from faculty at each of the 35 campuses, and "to take stock of where we are."
May 9, 2008
At Web 2.0 conference, participants delve into academic blogs (are they worthwhile or a waste of time?) and Second Life (is it worthwhile or a waste of bandwidth?).
May 8, 2008
Proposed updates to rules governing the federal student privacy law, released in March, could have implications on procedures involving directories and databases.
May 7, 2008
Kean University considers extending its academic week to six days, a change that would require more instructors and has some professors up in arms.