07 septembre 2015

CliffsNotes for Credit

HomeBy Daniel F. Sullivan. At the crack of dawn this past May 15, an e-mail hit my inbox from a friend who knows my abiding interest in getting undergraduate education right: “Take a look at this.” Read more...

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Call for Help

HomeBy Paul Fain. Jennifer Reyes had reached the breaking point. Earlier in her time at the University of California at Davis, Reyes, now a senior, felt she could no longer cope with the demands of university life. Read more...

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Intercollegiate Sports Go International

HomeBy Jake New. In November, the University of Washington and the University of Texas will face off in their first basketball game of the season. Neither team will have a home court advantage, however, as the contest will take place more than 5,000 miles away from either campus. Read more...

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Looming Battle Over Perkins Loans

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Colleges and universities are ramping up their efforts to preserve a federal student loan program that some congressional Republicans are eyeing for elimination in the next several weeks. Read more...

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Shift in Focus

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Seven months ago free community college was the higher ed policy idea with the most buzz, with everyone from President Obama to families with no college experience talking about the appeal of eliminating the cost of tuition. Read more...

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No Love, But No Alternative

HomeBy Doug Lederman. As recently as three years ago, it seemed unlikely that the existing system of accreditation would survive the next renewal of the Higher Education Act in anything remotely resembling its current form. Read more...

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General Ed Cheap and Easy

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. “Incorrect.” Halfway through the practice quiz, I get a question wrong. I matched two terms to the wrong examples, and the quiz tells me they should be swapped. “Do you know why?” it asks. Read more...

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Ban on Banning Words

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Washington State University on Monday announced that it would not allow instructors to make "blanket" bans on the use of certain words or phrases in class, even if those words and phrases offend people. Further, the university said that instructors could not punish students for use of such words or phrases. Read more...

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Humanities Paradox

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Humanities professors spend a lot of time debating trends in humanities enrollments. Are they really down or does it just seem that way because women have more options than they did a few generations ago? Is interest down or are students being scared off by (generally ill-informed) stereotypes that today's English major is tomorrow's barista. Read more...

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Syllabus Gender Gap

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Are women more likely than men to include works by women on a syllabus? A new study of international relations courses for Ph.D. students finds that they are. Read more...

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