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May 27, 2020
Anticipating continued remote instruction this fall, nonprofits, ed-tech companies and institutions race to provide faculty with the resources and training they need to teach well online.
May 20, 2020
A report published by the Brookings Institution calls for greater oversight of college spending on advertising, particularly from for-profit institutions. The report authors wrote that policymakers should do more to enforce laws prohibiting misrepresentation in college advertising as well as create additional measures to enhance transparency and accountability.
May 20, 2020
Educause, a membership organization for higher ed IT professionals, has published a DIY survey kit to help institutions evaluate student and faculty experiences of remote learning in the spring term. The kit includes sample surveys institutions may customize. Institutions are encouraged to share their results with Educause, but this is not a requirement.
May 12, 2020
Everything you need to know for Tuesday about higher ed and the coronavirus in one easy-to-read package (with some distractions to help your sanity).
May 5, 2020
Publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education have terminated plans to merge after scrutiny from regulators.
April 30, 2020
Everything you need to know for Thursday about higher ed and the coronavirus in one easy-to-read package (with some distractions to help your sanity).
April 17, 2020
University librarians are preparing for tough times ahead, even though the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is yet to be fully understood. Could big deals with publishers be on the chopping block?
April 13, 2020
The State University of New York Libraries Consortium announced on April 7 that it will not renew its bundled journal subscription deal with publisher Elsevier. “While both parties negotiated in earnest and tried to come to acceptable terms for SUNY to maintain access to the full ScienceDirect package, in the end there was considerable disagreement around the value proposition of the ‘big deal,’” said the SUNY Libraries Consortium in a statement.
April 10, 2020
The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill will not renew its bundled journal subscription deal with publisher Elsevier. Elaine Westbrooks, university librarian at UNC Chapel Hill, tweeted yesterday that the two parties failed to reach a deal after more than a year of negotiation. The institution’s current subscription package with instant access to around 2,000 journals is set to expire April 30.
April 6, 2020
Record low oil prices could significantly hurt the finances of public higher education institutions in Texas, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. University Lands, a company that overseas oil leases on state-owned lands, sent $1 billion to its Permanent University Fund last year, which supports the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems.

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January 16, 2019
Definitions of innovative teaching models and expectations for accreditors of new programs are on the agenda as the Department of Education considers changing standards.
November 5, 2018
Sessions at Educause touched on academic technology collaboration, transparency around data collection, transitioning to active learning and more.
May 25, 2018
U.S. (again) pushes back controversial regulation requiring online programs to gain approval from states in which they operate, this time to 2020.
October 30, 2017
Oct. 30, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Download a copy of the booklet here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webcast here. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from D2L, Jenzabar, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Pearson and VitalSource.
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