26 juin 2016

The Philosophy of What Makes a University

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Western Illinois U says low enrollments justify eliminating four liberal arts majors, but faculty leaders say maintaining fields of study is about more than metrics. Read more...

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Presidential Perks

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. New study on compensation for leaders of state colleges and universities finds costs for bonuses and other expensive benefits are growing. Read more...

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Search Firm Contracts Aren't What Some Think, Researchers Find

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Using a search firm to recruit a new president or provost can cost public colleges and universities the better part of $100,000 -- or more. Read more...

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Farewell to Departments

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Plymouth State plans to replace them with clusters. Restructuring and layoffs have professors scratching their heads. Read more...

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The Great Shadow Grade Debate

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Faculty members at various institutions debate the pros and cons of shielding freshmen from themselves (or least their performance) in the form of "covered" or "shadow" grades on transcripts. Read more...

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Racial Literacy as a Professor's Responsibility

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. AAUP sessions center on faculty members' role and responsibilities regarding classroom conversations about race. Read more...

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Censures for Mizzou, Saint Rose

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. AAUP votes to censure two institutions for alleged violations of academic freedom and calls out two more -- including U of Iowa over presidential search -- for abandoning shared governance. Read more...

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'What Matters Most'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. New book urges colleges to exercise not-so-common sense when it comes to optimizing the undergraduate experience and otherwise striving toward institutional excellence. Read more...

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Counseling Anytime, Anyplace

HomeBy Jake New. Driven by greater student demand, colleges expand access to mental health services by embedding counselors in residence halls and creating 24-hour hotlines. Read more...

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The Example Nobody Follows

HomeBy Jake New. The Ivy League adopts new rules limiting time demands on athletes after growing impatient with National Collegiate Athletic Association attempts to address the issue. Read more...

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