08 mars 2015

Drexel Will Phase Out Sacramento Programs

HomeDrexel University has decided to stick to its Philadelphia home. The university announced major plans in 2008 to build up both undergraduate and graduate programs in Sacramento. Then in 2011 the university called off the plans to build an undergraduate campus and said it would stick with graduate programs. But on Thursday the university announced it would phase out the graduate programs as well, after giving students time to finish their degrees. Read more...

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Yale Clears Police Officer Who Detained Student

HomeA Yale University report has cleared the officer who briefly detained a black student at gunpoint, renewing a debate over racial profiling on campuses. The student who was detained was not the actual suspect, but the student's father was a New York Times columnist who publicized the case. The Yale report found no violations of procedures. Read more...

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New Scams Targeting University Employees

HomeFaculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon University who last weekend clicked on a link in an e-mail titled "Your salary raise information" were disappointed when they didn't find a pay increase but an attempt to steal their personal information. The university has since warned the campus community against the phishing scam and locked down the compromised accounts, WPXI reported. Read more...

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All the News That's Fit to Teach

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Last month's announcement that The New York Times Company would launch an education initiatives may have had a familiar ring to it. The company has spent close to a decade trying to turn the newspaper’s vast institutional knowledge into knowledge higher education institutions and students want to buy. Read more...

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Killing All State Support

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Arizona has a reputation for frugality with regard to state support for higher education, but a deal reached this week between Governor Doug Ducey and legislative leaders is leaving educators in the state stunned. Read more...

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The Woman Behind #NAWD

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Leah Griesmann didn’t mean to attract a strange sort of anonymous celebrity status in the lead-up to National Adjunct Walkout Day last week. She’s pretty shy and unassuming, and new to adjunct activism. So she didn’t realize what interest there would be in unmasking the unnamed originator of the walkout idea in the months and weeks leading up to it. Read more...

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Feds Fire 5 Debt Collectors

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The U.S. Department of Education said Friday it will end contracts with five companies that collect defaulted federal student loans after finding they made “materially inaccurate representations” to struggling borrowers. Read more...

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Education Dept. to Drop 5 Collection Agencies Over ‘Deceptive Practices’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Education Department is cutting ties with five private collection agencies that it says provided inaccurate information to student-loan borrowers. In an announcement late Friday, the department also said it would step up its monitoring and guidance of such collection agencies, which work under government contracts, to ensure that they give borrowers accurate data on their loans. More...

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Talk of 'De-Tenure' Triggers Faculty Ire in Tennessee

subscribe todayBy . The University of Tennessee’s Board of Trustees has triggered suspicion among faculty members by calling for tenure policies to be reconsidered as part of a cost-cutting plan.
The system’s administration on Monday retracted from its summary of the plan language that had especially aroused faculty opposition—a reference to the potential "enacting of a de-tenure process." More...

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05 mars 2015

How Elite Universities Are Hurting America

HomeBy George Scialabba. One of the most fruitful ideas to emerge from twentieth-century social theory is Max Weber’s notion of the “iron cage” of purposive rationality. Weber argued that once some principle of organization—market competition, say, or ideological orthodoxy—has achieved dominance in the spheres of production and governance, the rest of a society’s institutions find themselves gradually but inexorably adopting the same principle. In an ideology-dominant society, everything fluid turns to stone; in a market-dominant society, everything solid melts into air. More...

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