05 avril 2014

Presidents in Denial

HomeBy Marybeth Gasman. On February 24, 2014, The New York Times ran a story titled “Colorblind Notion Aside: Colleges Grapple with Racial Tension,” detailing myriad racial incidents on college campuses.  However, according to a new survey by Inside Higher Ed, most college and university presidents don’t think this kind of racial tension is happening on their campuses.  According to the IHE survey: “Most presidents (90 percent) say that, generally speaking, the state of race relations on their campus is good.” I was shocked to hear presidents answer in this way. Read more...

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Professional Salaries Up 2.1%

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Median base pay for professionals in higher education (a broad range of non-executive administrative positions) increased by 2.1 percent in 2013-14, according to a survey released today by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. Read more...

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Creationists at Commencement

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Montana Tech is a science-oriented unit of the University of Montana, offering a range of degrees in science and technology fields. So Montana-based technology entrepreneurs might seem like logical choices for commencement speakers. This year's speakers will be Greg and Susan Gianforte, engineers who started several technology companies and have been donors to computer science programs at several Montana colleges. Read more...

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Russian Exchanges Continue

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. As formal relations between the American and Russian governments are at a near-historic low point – at least as far as post-Soviet history is concerned – administrators of educational exchange partnerships say business is largely continuing as usual. Read more...

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License to Loan

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Library directors at 66 liberal arts colleges on Friday called for academic libraries to reject licensing agreements with publishers that impose restrictions on how ebooks can be accessed and shared. In a statement released by the Oberlin Group, a consortium of 80 liberal arts college libraries, the directors point to the “ecosystem of sharing” that academic libraries at small colleges depend on to plug gaps in the resources they offer -- services such as interlibrary loans, for example. Read more...

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'Managing the Unthinkable'

HomeBy Andrea Watson. A devastating tornado touches down, claiming the lives of six university students and affecting more than 1,200 without homes. A plane crash kills a team and its coaches. A night of fun goes drastically wrong when a bonfire suddenly collapses, killing 12 students. Campuses experience almost every crisis imaginable, from natural disasters to sexual harassment allegations and shootings. Being prepared for each one isn’t always possible, which is why Managing the Unthinkable: Crisis Preparation and Response for Campus Leaders (Stylus) discusses how campus leaders can effectively deal with situations of all sorts. Read more...

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Back in Business

HomeBy Paul Fain. Arizona covers less than 1 percent of the budget for the Maricopa Community College District. The 10-college system, which enrolls 265,000 students, now receives an annual state contribution of $8 million. Read more...

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Higher Ed Cuts in GOP Budget

HomeBy Michael Stratford. House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their 2015 fiscal year budget, which proposes steep cuts to many domestic social programs, including reductions to Pell Grants, student loans, and research funding. The proposal, by Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the House Budget Committee chairman, seeks to bring the federal budget into balance by 2024 and would cut spending by $5 trillion over the next decade. Read more...

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Questioned for Being Transgender?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. When the U.S. Education and Justice Departments last year found that a California school district violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by barring a transgender student from sex-specific facilities and activities, experts said that colleges needed to take note. Even though the case involved elementary and secondary education, the precedent apparently applied to higher education as well. Read more...

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Dropping the Ball on Disabilities

HomeBy Allie Grasgreen. New college students with disabilities are often insecure. Navigating a complicated bureaucracy for the first time with far less institutional support than they had in high school, these students often must overcome stigma and ignorance surrounding their disabilities and advocate for themselves, which they're often not used to doing. The alternative: risk not getting the tools they need to succeed academically. Read more...

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