13 décembre 2015

Fall of a For-Profit

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. After years of allegations of deceptive marketing practices, for-profit Westwood College is no longer accepting new students after another multimillion-dollar agreement with a state attorney general. Read more...

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The Justices' Questions on Affirmative Action

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in a case that, if one side gets its way, could limit or even ban the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions. Read more...

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More Humanities Books

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The number of scholarly books published in the humanities increased in 2013 to 54,273, from 51,789 in 2012. The new figure, from the Humanities Indicators project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, is the highest number of new humanities titles in a year in the five years the project has been collecting the information. The number of humanities titles published in 2013 was 15 higher than the low point in the available data: 2011, with 47,124 new titles. Read more...

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War on Christmas? On Inclusivity?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Visit the campus store at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and you can buy a Christmas tree ornament of Santa Claus (in Tennessee orange). Scan the Facebook or Twitter pages of fraternities and sororities at the university and you'll have no problem spotting Christmas parties (yes, Christmas parties, not holiday parties). Read more...

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Holiday Guidance Removed

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has withdrawn the controversial guidance on holiday parties that infuriated Republican politicians, who demanded that the campus chancellor, Jimmy Cheek, be fired and that the diversity office be cut. Read more...

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Transparency Scrutinized

HomeBy Kellie Woodhouse. How transparent should a public university governing board be?
Politicians in a number of states, who often say they’re responding to concerns from constituents, have been calling for appointed or elected governing boards of their public colleges, universities and systems to be more open, particularly when it comes to public meetings. Read more...

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My Culture vs. Your Culture

HomeBy Josh Logue. The track record for social experiments involving students has some pretty frightening low points. Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment continues to fascinate students and the public, even if the project would likely never be permitted today. Read more...

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Learning, Not Wages

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Association leader says accreditors could discourage politicians' focus on economic-driven measure of quality if they jointly embraced indicators of student learning. Read more...

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Graduation Rates Rise, for Some

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Education Trust study finds as institutions' completion rates rise generally, minority students sometimes fall farther behind. Read more...

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Escalating Demands

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The number and complexity of students' demands of administrations is going up -- and some of the items deal with issues typically left to faculty governance. Read more...

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