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Here's How Western Governors U. Aims to Enroll a Million Students

May 23, 2018 - 11:36am
The online university has set up a new component, WGU Advancement, for work-force development, and will raise money for scholarships from outside sources.
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A Federal Panel Tries to Regulate Accreditation. But Is Anyone Paying Attention?

May 22, 2018 - 8:03pm
The 18 members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity are supposed to help guide federal policy and practice. But they’re wrestling with the question of their own relevance.
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Inside Gay Students’ Fight to Be Heard at BYU

May 22, 2018 - 1:42pm
In March, the Mormon university sponsored a panel on LGBT issues — something it had never done before. How it got there is a story of mixed motivations and incremental progress.
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Amid Scandal of Campus Gynecologist, USC Faculty Members Call on President to Resign

May 22, 2018 - 12:01pm
In a letter they accused University of Southern California leaders of having “kept wrongdoing quiet.”
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Following Scandal With Campus Gynecologist, USC Faculty Members Call For President's Resignation

May 22, 2018 - 12:01pm
Faculty members wrote a letter accusing university leaders of having "kept wrongdoing quiet."
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A Texas Campus, Plagued by Hate Groups and Rocked by Protest, Struggles to Heal

May 21, 2018 - 6:02pm
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.
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Frustrated Professors Shut Down a Chancellor Search, Leaving UMass’s President ‘Mortified’

May 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
The three finalists to lead the University of Massachusetts at Boston dropped out following faculty criticism of both them and the search process.
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Former Gates Foundation Official Will Lead Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

May 21, 2018 - 12:51pm
Daniel Greenstein, a former director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success program, will become chancellor of the 14-campus system, which serves 102,000 students and faces serious financial challenges.
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U. of Oregon Officials Apologize for Linking Student’s Death to ‘Poor Life Choices’

May 21, 2018 - 12:41pm
Dylan Pietrs was found dead at Shasta Lake, a popular party destination for college students. His mother said the university’s initial statement, which described behavior at the lake as “contrary” to its values, added “insult to injury.”
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‘Higher Education’ Isn’t So Popular, Poll Finds, but Local Colleges Get Lots of Love

May 20, 2018 - 10:01pm
Democrats and Republicans both see a need for improvements in higher education. But they also really like their local colleges and universities.
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What I'm Reading: ‘The Underground Railroad’

May 20, 2018 - 4:30pm
A novel about the plight of slaves in the 1800s resonates on campuses dealing with civil-rights issues today.
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How Our Obsession With College Prep Hurts Kids

May 20, 2018 - 4:30pm
Making them regurgitate facts and study subjects like calculus, which colleges want to see, doesn’t prepare them for the world, says the education reformer Ted Dintersmith.
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Trump Rolled Up the Welcome Mat. This Admissions Officer Is Trying to Get Students to Come Anyway.

May 20, 2018 - 4:30pm
The president and his policies are threatening international student numbers — and colleges’ bottom line. One admissions officer took to the road to try to stop the decline.
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Should Colleges Let Ailing Majors Die or Revamp Them?

May 20, 2018 - 4:30pm
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.
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When Power Plays Fail, You Can Lead by Example

May 20, 2018 - 4:29pm
In a new book, an assistant professor imagines a higher-education world in which leaders are motivated by the desire to serve others.
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Selected New Books on Higher Education: How to Ease the Way for Transgender and First-Generation Students

May 20, 2018 - 4:28pm
The latest titles offer ways to rethink the survey course, welcome transgender students to campus, and empower men of color through student community groups.
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How a 21st-Century Learning Environment Helps Students Master Tough Subjects

May 18, 2018 - 2:36pm
In Austin Community College’s 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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Starter Kit: New to the Department Chair

May 18, 2018 - 2:09pm
In a few months the chair of your department will step down. You want the job. But are you ready? To help you prepare, we’ve collected lessons and advice from experienced department heads on how to make the transition from faculty member to chair, and how to succeed in that role. Buy a copy of “Starter Kit: New to the Department Chair” in the Chronicle store, and check out the rest of our new Starter Kit series.
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With $500-Million Payout, Michigan State President Says, ‘The Dark Cloud Has Been Lifted’

May 18, 2018 - 1:09pm
In a rare interview, John Engler defends his leadership style and declares that his critics don’t give him enough credit for change.
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Two Movements Converge: #MeToo and Graduate-Student Unionization

May 18, 2018 - 11:27am
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.
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