20 avril 2018

Should Colleges Admit Students in Front of Cameras?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A group of admissions officials this month had a discussion prompted by a photo (at right) showing a balloon left by Wheaton College in Massachusetts at the home of an admitted applicant. More...

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Messing Up the Count

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Social science groups were quick to condemn Monday’s announcement by the Trump administration that the 2020 U.S. Census will include a question on the citizenship status of those being counted. More...

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Compilation on New Models for Educational Materials

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today our latest print-on-demand compilation, "New Models for Educational Materials." You may download a copy free, here. More...

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Calls to Remove Hofstra's Jefferson Statue

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Some student groups at Hofstra University plan a rally Friday to call for the removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson, Newsday reported. Jefferson's ties to slavery are the rationale for those seeking to have the statue removed. More...

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Tenure Under Threat in Kentucky

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Late addition to budget bill would allow dismissal of tenured professors due to program changes or eliminations, ending protections previously adopted by college boards. Move comes as tenure rights are eroding elsewhere. More...

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Modest Gains in Faculty Salaries

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Pay is up 1.7 percent, CUPA-HR study finds, with slightly larger increases for those off the tenure track -- who tend to earn much less. More...

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Auburn Will Expand Size of Faculty

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Auburn University plans to hire 500 new faculty members by 2022, without increasing undergraduate enrollment. More...

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Colleges Urged to Consider Student Sleep Patterns

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The sleep patterns and rest needs of a majority of students are inconsistent with the way colleges and universities schedule their courses, says a new study in the journal Scientific Reports. More...

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Utah State Investigates Piano Program

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Utah State University has hired an outside investigator to examine complaints about its piano program; students charge that sexist treatment and intimidation are common, and that the abuses have gone as far as sexual assault, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. More...

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Holy Cross Defends Professor Attacked as Blasphemous

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Scholar's suggestion that Jesus be read as a "drag king" leads to calls for his resignation and to local bishop criticizing response of college, which cited academic freedom. More...

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