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Chronicle of Higher Education: Free College, Student-Debt Forgiveness, and Pell Grant Expansion Dominate Higher-Ed Issues for Top Democratic Candidates

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 16:05
The Chronicle broke down the legislative agendas of the Democratic presidential candidates featured in the last debate to see where they stood on the most popular higher-ed policy issues.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Transitions: Rutgers U. Selects New President; New Provost at Washington U. in St. Louis

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 15:45
The next president of Rutgers comes from Northwestern University, where he has been provost since 2017.

Chronicle of Higher Education: U. of Michigan Provost Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:59
Martin Philbert, who was appointed in 2017, has been placed on administrative leave as the university investigates allegations against him.

Chronicle of Higher Education: By 2020, They Said, 2 Out of 3 Jobs Would Need More Than a High-School Diploma. Were They Right?

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 02:01
The widespread prediction came true earlier than expected, although the significance of that is a mixed bag. And where the trends are going from here is equally fuzzy.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Purdue Global Has Had a Rocky Start. Is It Growing Pains or a Sign of Trouble?

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 16:35
A $43-million loss last year was due in part to marketing costs. And the institution expects to turn a profit this year.

Chronicle of Higher Education: 'Teaching Gives Me Credibility With Students,' Says an Administrator

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:19
After Jeff McKlurken became an administrator at the University of Mary Washington, the professor of history and American studies wanted to continue teaching.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Saving History at College Radio Stations, One Tape at a Time

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:30
Jocelyn Robinson wants to preserve the invaluable audio left behind at historically black colleges and universities. First, though, she has to find it.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Administrators Who Help Keep Students on Track

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:25
Student-success positions are on the rise as colleges realize they need to improve completion to stay competitive.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Governor Had ‘Undue Influence’ Over U. of South Carolina Presidential Search, Accreditor Finds

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:05
Charges of partisan influence have tainted several presidential searches in recent years. In South Carolina, an elected official may have gone too far.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Real Problem With Grade Inflation

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:22
It’s not that colleges are catering to students, one expert says. It’s that students’ fixation on grades makes them too risk averse.

Chronicle of Higher Education: A Brown U. Professor Took On Big Pharma. His University Pulled Him From the Classroom.

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 20:05
The case highlights the conflicts for colleges that employ researchers who study — and engage in advocacy against — powerful corporations.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Do Gateway Courses Foster Inequity?

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 09:00
The Gardner Institute sees fixing foundational courses as a social-justice issue. The reason: A disproportionate share of students who struggle in those classes come from disadvantaged groups.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Colleges struggle to serve millions of dropouts. Have these men cracked the code?

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 08:00
College Unbound removes barriers and empowers students to drive the curriculum. But can it succeed on a larger scale?  

Chronicle of Higher Education: This Public College Wants to Punish 2 Students for Hate Speech. Is That Legal?

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 20:01
A lawsuit against UConn pits tolerance against freedom of speech. Some say the university overstepped its authority.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Berkeley TAs Are Awarded Millions in Back Pay

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 18:15
The ruling applies to only one department at Berkeley, but the whole University of California system is likely to take note, an expert says.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Transitions: Clark U. Names Next President, New Student Affairs Chief at Tuskegee U.

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 15:43
David B. Fithian will take the helm at Clark in July. Tuskegee's new vice president for student affairts comes from Southern University.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Gloves Are Off: What a Deal Between a Mega-University and a Community-College System Says About the Fight for Students

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 05:00
The Gloves Are Off: What a Deal Between a Mega-University and a Community-College System Says About the Fight for Students  

Chronicle of Higher Education: What Instructors Can Learn From Improv

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 22:01
How the rules of an improvisational performance can help professors unlock their students’ creativity.

Chronicle of Higher Education: How Baylor Revamped Its Mental-Health Services Amid a Scandal

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 18:30
Under fire for failing to support rape victims, the university doubled its counseling staff and built a team of eating-disorder specialists. One former student says the move saved her life.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Senator Warren Has a Plan to Cancel Student-Loan Debt — Without Congressional Approval

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 13:06
As critics remain skeptical that Congress will pass a mass debt-discharge plan, the presidential candidate argues that the U.S. Department of Education already has the legal authority to do so.