01 avril 2016

Imagine if conservatives in academia could safely 'come out'

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A few days after the 2004 election, Gabriel Rossman went for a job interview with the UCLA sociology department. Rossman was finishing a doctorate at Princeton, and his research on how ownership affects mass-media content was a good fit for a school in the entertainment capital. More...

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Colleges hoping to launch terrorism studies struggle to find profs

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Security expert Mia Bloom estimates that before the 9/11 attacks, there were about 25 self-identified terrorism experts in academia. But that changed quickly. More...

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Community colleges fight enrollment declines

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Despite a decline in enrollment, West Virginia's community and technical colleges are awarding more degrees than ever, reaching nontraditional students by retraining displaced coal miners. More...

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Cengage Learning announces MindTap Math Foundations

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Cengage Learning today announced MindTap Math Foundations, a game-changing approach to developmental studies that was designed with students, for students. More...

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How can I teach when my students are packing guns?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. It is difficult and painful to imagine how the learning environment in my course will change in the fall, when students at the University of Texas–Austin will have the right to attend class with a concealed gun. More...

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Strategies to support students with autism at CHERE Conference

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) is sponsoring a one-day conference, Higher Education & Students with Autism: What We Know, What We Need to Know & How We Get There Together, to explore best practices for educators working with college students who are on the autism spectrum. More...

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Are students demanding a limit to free speech on campuses today?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. More of this year’s freshman class expects to participate in at least one protest while they’re in college than at any other time in the last 50 years. The portion of all students who claim to be these prospective protesters? 10%. Among black students, the proportion rises to 16%. More...

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Skyward’s education partnerships promote technology careers

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Skyward, a K-12 administrative software company, has partnered with area K-12 and higher education institutions to provide students of all ages an early start on discovering the careers of the future within the information technology sector. More...

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Rice joins organization focused on teaching, diversity in STEM

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Rice University is one of 25 research universities that are new members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), a national initiative to increase the number and diversity of graduates in the STEM fields. More...

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Candidate’s comment reopens whether college is worth the cost

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. For a guy with only a high school diploma, Andrew Cardin, 23, thinks he’s doing pretty well for himself. More...

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