Chronicle of Higher Education
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The online university has set up a new component, WGU Advancement, for work-force development, and will raise money for scholarships from outside sources.
The 18 members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity are supposed to help guide federal policy and practice. But theyâre wrestling with the question of their own relevance.
In March, the Mormon university sponsored a panel on LGBT issues â something it had never done before. How it got there is a story of mixed motivations and incremental progress.
In a letter they accused University of Southern California leaders of having âkept wrongdoing quiet.â
Faculty members wrote a letter accusing university leaders of having "kept wrongdoing quiet."
Texas State University has been a hotbed of racial unrest over the past few years. The administration is increasing its efforts to make sure that everyone there feels safe.
The three finalists to lead the University of Massachusetts at Boston dropped out following faculty criticism of both them and the search process.
Daniel Greenstein, a former director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationâs Postsecondary Success program, will become chancellor of the 14-campus system, which serves 102,000 students and faces serious financial challenges.
Dylan Pietrs was found dead at Shasta Lake, a popular party destination for college students. His mother said the universityâs initial statement, which described behavior at the lake as âcontraryâ to its values, added âinsult to injury.â
Democrats and Republicans both see a need for improvements in higher education. But they also really like their local colleges and universities.
A novel about the plight of slaves in the 1800s resonates on campuses dealing with civil-rights issues today.
Making them regurgitate facts and study subjects like calculus, which colleges want to see, doesnât prepare them for the world, says the education reformer Ted Dintersmith.
The president and his policies are threatening international student numbers â and collegesâ bottom line. One admissions officer took to the road to try to stop the decline.
The University of Illinois has combined liberal-arts majors with computer science, while Assumption College has cut shrinking majors as it gambles on new career-focused programs.
In a new book, an assistant professor imagines a higher-education world in which leaders are motivated by the desire to serve others.
Selected New Books on Higher Education: How to Ease the Way for Transgender and First-Generation Students
The latest titles offer ways to rethink the survey course, welcome transgender students to campus, and empower men of color through student community groups.
In Austin Community Collegeâs ACCelerator, which opened in 2014 in a former shopping mall, instructors work with small groups of students, at their own pace.
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In a rare interview, John Engler defends his leadership style and declares that his critics donât give him enough credit for change.
Labor organizers at universities are trying to make the case that a union can be a powerful advocate for students fighting sexual harassment and assault.