12 janvier 2020

Canvas Parent Company to Go Private

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The company announced a few weeks ago that it was exploring a number of strategic options, including a possible sale. Yesterday the company agreed to be acquired by private equity and investment firm Thoma Bravo for approximately $2 billion. More...

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OUP Agrees to 1st U.S. Read-and-Publish Deal

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Oxford University Press announced its first “read-and-publish” open-access deal in the U.S. this week.
The publisher reached an agreement in principle with Iowa State University, with details to be finalized by the end of this year. More...

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Accessible Instructional Materials Bill Reintroduced, Again

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act, also known as the AIM HIGH Act, would create a commission to develop voluntary accessibility criteria for instructional materials and educational technology. More...

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The Sharing Solution

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Many universities and colleges are needlessly duplicating accessibility evaluations for learning tools. Why can’t they share them. More...

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Textbook Spending Down

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Average student spending on course materials and college textbooks continues to decline, according to new survey data from research firm Student Monitor. More...

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Federal Funding of Gun Violence Research

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Congressional leaders have reached a deal to resume federal funding of research into gun violence after a ban of more than 20 years. More...

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Nebraska Professors Want More Say in System President Search

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Faculty members at the University of Nebraska’s Lincoln and Omaha campuses say they haven’t been meaningfully involved in the selection of a new state system president, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star. More...

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Archaeologists Ban Member From Meeting for Arrest

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Society for American Archaeology on Friday banned a professor from attending its annual meeting, following his arrest for felony aggravated stalking. More...

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Ex-President of Closed College Sues Over Pay

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The former president of now-closed Southern Vermont College has sued four of its trustees and its "restructuring officer," charging that they prevented the institution from meeting contractual obligations to provide him severance pay and indemnify him against legal responsibility for the closure, the Bennington Banner reported. More...

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The Biggest Movers Online

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The Education Department's annual release of data about postsecondary enrollments is a font of information -- and we've already mined it for an article about the continuing (but slowing) rise in online enrollments in 2018. More...

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