02 janvier 2018

University Press Group Changes Name

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The American Association of University Presses has changed its name and is now the Association of University Presses. A statement from the group notes its "global" membership, and indeed there are members from Canada, Europe and Asia. More...

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Brawl at Women's Basketball Game

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New Jersey City University has suspended its women's basketball coach after a brawl between the team she led and that of York College of the City University of New York, NJ.com reported. More...

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The In-and-Out List

HomeBy IHE StaffA look at what happened in 2017 and what’s to come in 2018 with Inside Higher Ed’s sixth annual in-and-out list.
Another year down, this one featuring a fair amount of higher education news. Please join with Inside Higher Ed's team of historians and futurists to reflect on the year that was, and the year that might be. More...

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A New Design for ‘Inside Higher Ed’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. We unveiled a new site design Wednesday afternoon, based in part on suggestions from readers. You'll find all of the same great content and features you’ve come to expect from Inside Higher Ed, now in a design that is cleaner and easier to navigate. More...

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New Institute on Measuring Student Learning

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Association of American Colleges and Universities on Wednesday announced the creation of the VALUE Institute, which will help colleges "leverage learning outcomes evidence to improve student success and ensure quality and equity in student learning." The institute will be created with a $1.7 million grant from the Lumina Foundation. More...

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Academics Tweet About Failed Graduate Courses

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The path to a successful academic career is not without its setbacks. Driving home the point is a Twitter thread started by Susan Dynarski, a professor of public policy, education and economics at the University of Michigan. More...

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University Clears TA Who Was Interrogated

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Wilfrid Laurier University has formally cleared a teaching assistant of doing anything improper in using a debate video in class that set off a major dispute about academic freedom in Canada. The video debate was about the use of nontraditional pronouns by some transgender people. More...

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NLRB Ruling May Block 'Micro-Unit' TA Unions

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A ruling Friday by the National Labor Relations Board may make it more difficult for unions seeking to organize teaching assistants at private universities to do so on a department-by-department basis, as recently happened at Yale University. More...

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Science Groups Attack Reported Word Ban at CDC

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Academic and science groups are attacking a reported Trump administration ban on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention using certain words and phrases -- such as "evidence-based," "science-based," "diversity" and "transgender" -- in budget documents. More...

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Professors Question Rochester on Harassment

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee at the University of Rochester has published an open letter saying that the university has failed to adopt -- even on an interim basis -- policies to prevent harassment and protect those who report harassment. More...

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