27 novembre 2019

Departing Ky. Governor Appoints Aides to University Boards

HomeBy Doug Lederman. In his waning days in office, Kentucky governor Matt Bevin did what governors often do: he appointed people with sympathetic viewpoints to university governing boards, to try to shape their policies down the road. More...

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The Next College (and Boot Camp) Alternative

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Kenzie Academy positions itself as a faster, more affordable way to prepare first-generation students in the U.S. heartland for technology jobs. More...

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Hot Issues in Graduate and Professional Education

HomeBy Doug Lederman. "Hot Issues in Graduate and Professional Education" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation. More...

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More Than a Name

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. The newly renamed University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is the latest institution to be rebranded with the Carey name since receiving a multimillion-dollar donation from the W. P. Carey Foundation. Some students and alumni aren't happy about it. More...

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No More 'At-Risk' Students in California

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. California education law will now refer to those with economic or social challenges as "at-promise" students. Advocates hope the impact will be more than just a semantic shift. More...

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26 novembre 2019

Organized Crime Scholar Accused of Laundering Millions

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A professor of international studies at the University of Miami who studies drug trafficking and organized crime in the Americas is charged with laundering money from Venezuela, according to Bloomberg. More...

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Call for University of Texas San Antonio to Embrace Hispanic-Serving Mission

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A group of Hispanic faculty members and administrators at the University of Texas at San Antonio says that the institution does not live up to and has not embraced its identity as a Hispanic-serving institution. A petition by La Raza Faculty and Administrator Association urges the university to become a “Hispanic-thriving institution” by making various changes. More...

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Slimmed-Down Gen Ed

HomeBy Colleen FlahertyFacing internal and external pressures to streamline the general education curriculum, Wichita State University’s Faculty Senate approved an amended proposal to trim the institution’s program from 42 to 36 credits. The original proposal was 33 credits -- just shy of the Higher Learning Commission’s 30-credit minimum (with some qualifications) for gen ed programs. More...

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Purdue AAUP Objects to New IP Standard

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Purdue University’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors this week released a statement against the institution’s recently updated intellectual property policy. More...

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Students Leave BYU Idaho Over Medicaid

HomeBy Elin Johnson. Brigham Young University in Idaho is seeing its students leave after it decided to not allow students to enroll in classes if their only form of health insurance is Medicaid, reported Fox 13. More...

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