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August 13, 2008
For small groups of American students and scholars in a country hit by war, evacuation replaces research and study.
August 12, 2008
1+2+1 dual degrees, in which students start and finish at a Chinese university with two years at an American college in between, are becoming more popular.
August 11, 2008
It was just a tidbit of information, offered toward the end of a presentation slotted in that sleepy, after-lunch-at-a-jampacked-conference hour. But the nature of the tidbit caught the audience’s attention: On average, full-time faculty members at the University of New Mexico’s Gallup campus were being subsidized to the tune of $10,554 apiece.
August 7, 2008
U. of South Florida relinquishes control of its failing charter school, in cautionary tale of what can go wrong if colleges lack a sustained commitment to their K-12 initiatives.
July 28, 2008
If you want to understand what the a-word really means, a new report suggests, look to what's happening in Europe.
July 25, 2008
Discussion of presidential candidates' education platforms skimps on specifics on college issues, but is critical of teacher preparation programs.
July 24, 2008
To facilitate more interactive teaching, one college considers a different type of classroom. The barriers to building it are instructive of sometimes conflicting trends in college planning.
July 23, 2008
Mark J. O’Gorman’s presentation stuck out amid the normal conference fare. He wasn't in town to discuss "successes" or "best practices." His talk had the word “failure” in the title.“Whatever scorecard you’re using to talk about sustainability…it’s not good enough,” O’Gorman said Tuesday at the Society for College and University Planning Annual Conference, meeting this week in Montreal. The full title of his session was "Reconciling a Sustainability Failure: Green Planning But No Green Building."
July 22, 2008
In a discussion of growing enrollments within existing facilities, experts focus on identifying and alleviating bottlenecks.
July 22, 2008
Benedictine University’s new “Theology of Love” class will cover areas of moral theology, yes (issues of sexual and social ethics), but also sacramental theology (marriage, for instance), and systematic theology (including Christology, or the study of Jesus). It’s one of four courses comprising a new “Theology in Life” certificate program – and a component of a new bachelor’s degree in theology, which is being billed as relevant to variety of career paths. And daily life.