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A University Overhauled Its Course Evaluation to Get Better Feedback. Here's What Changed.

June 29, 2018 - 10:42am
The University of Southern California changed both the questions it asks students and the way their responses are used.
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A Professor Tries to Clear His Name With Colleagues. They Are Not Buying It.

June 28, 2018 - 7:27pm
After an investigation found that he had behaved inappropriately with students, an assistant professor of history privately told well-known female historians that he had been the victim of a smear campaign. It backfired.
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Athletic Director’s Path to Redemption Included an Inquiry About His Relationship With a Subordinate

June 28, 2018 - 6:04pm
The University of Maryland found no wrongdoing, but documents and interviews suggest that concerns about Damon Evans and a female coworker were widely held and upset the culture of the athletics department.
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Athletic Director's Path to Redemption Included Inquiry About Relationship With Subordinate

June 28, 2018 - 6:04pm
The University of Maryland found no wrongdoing, but documents and interviews suggest that concerns about Damon Evans and a female coworker were widely held and upset the culture of the athletics department.
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On Path to Redemption, Maryland’s New Athletic Director Faced Inquiry About His Relationship With a Subordinate

June 28, 2018 - 6:04pm
No wrongdoing was found, but documents and interviews suggest that concerns about Damon Evans and a female coworker were widely held and upset the culture of the department.
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Western Illinois Will Lay Off 24 Faculty Members, Including 7 With Tenure

June 28, 2018 - 4:59pm
The chair of the university’s Board of Trustees said more cuts may be in store.
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Transitions: North Central Michigan College Selects New Chief, Lesley University President Will Step Down

June 28, 2018 - 2:45pm
David Roland Finley, from Lake Superior State University, will lead North Central Michigan College. The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience recognized six young scientists.
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Want to Help Professors Become Better Teachers? Find Them a Mentor

June 28, 2018 - 2:00pm
Even seasoned faculty members can use a guide as they explore new ways of teaching in online and active-learning classrooms.
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White-Supremacist Propaganda on Campuses Rose 77% Last Year

June 28, 2018 - 12:54pm
The Anti-Defamation League found 292 instances of posters, fliers, and other material attacking blacks, Jews, Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and other minority groups.
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What Podcasts Can Teach Us About Teaching

June 28, 2018 - 9:06am
The best ones hook listeners by telling stories about people. Teaching can use the tools of storytelling to hook students, too.
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What Does Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Mean for Higher Education?

June 27, 2018 - 8:37pm
A Reagan appointee, Kennedy provided a moderate voice and sometimes sided with the court’s liberal arm, as in his surprising opinion in 2016 on the use of race in college admissions.
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What Does Justice Kennedy's Retirement Mean for Higher Education?

June 27, 2018 - 8:37pm
A Reagan appointee, Kennedy provided a moderate voice and sometimes sided with the court’s liberal arm, as in his surprising opinion in 2016 on the use of race in college admissions.
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Supreme Court’s Ruling Against Public Unions Leaves Murky Outlook for Academic Labor

June 27, 2018 - 7:19pm
A former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board says the effect of the decision on higher education depends, in part, on the appetite for “internecine warfare” on public-college campuses.
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Universities Are Hotbeds of Scholarship on Mass Incarceration. But Are They Doing Enough To Fix the Problem?

June 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
In the aftermath of Harvard’s controversial decision to reject an ex-inmate for a graduate program, Elizabeth Hinton is pushing the university to confront that question.
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Saint Louis U. Reaches for More Research

June 27, 2018 - 3:34pm
Fred P. Pestello, president of Saint Louis University, talks about the risks and rewards of investing in more research opportunities.
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In the Family-Separation Debate, Some Professors Say Their Role Is ‘Not to Not Respond’

June 27, 2018 - 2:23pm
As the national conversation about family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border continues, faculty members are grappling with how to incorporate the issue into their fall courses.
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In Upholding Trump’s Travel Ban, Supreme Court Ratifies Worldview That Worries Colleges

June 26, 2018 - 7:55pm
The president may restrict travel from certain countries, the justices said. Higher ed has mobilized against that unwelcoming signal to the world, but many foreign students have already factored it into their choices. “The damage is done,” said one expert.
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When Professors Stir Outrage, What's a University to Do?

June 26, 2018 - 6:15pm
Campus lawyers debated the question on Tuesday during the annual conference of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
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How a Student Used Title IX to Force Her College to Change Its Response to Cases of Sexual Assault

June 26, 2018 - 4:22pm
In a closely watched case, the Department of Education has found that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill violated the federal law in its handling of five complaints.
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A College Considers Taking the ‘Liberal’ Out of ‘Liberal Education’

June 26, 2018 - 3:20pm
A proposal to strike the word from the governing laws of the University of Colorado Board of Regents points to unease and confusion surrounding the term in higher education.
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