06 janvier 2019

U of Illinois Board Fires Professor for Research Misconduct

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Friday dismissed an associate professor of biology from the Urbana-Champaign campus, saying that he falsified research data in federal grant applications and failed to mentor his graduate students and take responsibility for errors in his lab. More...

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Study: More Colleges Offer High-Deductible Health Plans

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The number and proportion of colleges and universities offering health insurance plans with annual deductibles of $1,000 or more is growing sharply, more colleges are reducing or eliminating their retiree health benefits, and private institutions have almost entirely stopped offering defined-benefit retirement plans, according to a new study by Sibson Consulting. More...

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Economics Grad Students Call for Reforms

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Hundreds of graduate students are calling on the American Economic Association and individual economics departments to adopt reforms amid a scandal over a prominent economist, Roland Fryer of Harvard University. More...

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Federal Shutdown Includes Agencies Supporting Research

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Grant checks from NSF and other funders won't go out. Meetings on grant applications won't take place. Impact will grow with length of standoff. Trump threat on border with Mexico alarms some Texas campuses. More...

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A Call for Latinx Faculty Members

HomeAlvaro Huerta honors a deceased Latino professor, a pioneer and mentor in his field, and highlights the need for more like him. More...

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Presidential Spouses and Partners: Clarifying Expectations

HomeIn the abbreviated circumstances of presidential searches, Susan Resneck Pierce asks, how can the spouse or partner ensure a clear understanding of their responsibilities. More...

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In Defense of the Chicago Principles

HomeThey have become a gold standard among institutions that wish to show their commitment to American higher education's core principle of freedom of expression, argues Michael Poliakoff. More...

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Durable Admissions

HomePicture this: you’re a high school student from southeastern Idaho. You’ve already been automatically admitted to public higher education institutions, the University of Idaho included, on the basis of your academic qualifications. More...

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05 janvier 2019

These big universities put rivalries aside to raise graduation rates for low-income students

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Up to 40 percent of students at four-year institutions do not complete their degrees in six years. That’s why the University Innovation Alliance, a group of 11 public research universities serving 400,000 undergraduate students, decided to collaborate instead of compete with one another. More...

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Unmet Financial Need Is Rising

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Unmet financial need, meaning the gap between the cost of college and all student resources that do not need to be repaid, grew by 23 percent between 2012 and 2016, according to an analysis of federal data that the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) released today. More...

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