In California, Tensions Over Growth Divide a Campus

Faculty and administrators at the University of California at Riverside are wrestling with how to heal a rift caused in part by fallout from an ambitious expansion plan.



An Attempt to Replicate Top Cancer Studies Casts Doubt on Reproducibility Itself

Studies organized by Brian Nosek’s Center for Open Science have once again sounded an alarm about whether research can be replicated. But the authors of those studies take issue with the approach.


At Long Last, Agency Completes Overhaul of Rules on Use of Humans in Research

The revisions, delayed by more than five years of acrimonious debate, will take effect next year regardless of the change in presidential administrations.

The Ticker

Education Dept. Clarifies Rule Governing Online Courses

The department said that an agreement under which more than 1,300 colleges had already been approved to offer online courses across state lines would satisfy the new regulation.


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The Ticker

U. of Wisconsin System Sues Former Campus Leaders Over Handling of Millions

The system alleges that officials on the Oshkosh campus engaged in illegal financial dealings related to development projects.



DeVos Takes Center Stage: Highlights From Her Confirmation Hearing

The education-secretary nominee avoided specifics as senators pressed for her positions on issues including student debt, regulations on for-profit-colleges, and Title IX.



Obamacare Repeal Could Bring Relief for Colleges, Uncertainty for Adjuncts

Republicans in Congress are working to roll back the Affordable Care Act. What its replacement could mean for higher ed and its work force is anybody’s guess.


Graduate Students

How Hard Is It for a University to Revoke a Ph.D.?

The case of a Trump aide who bowed out of a White House post after reports that she had plagiarized parts of her dissertation raises questions about what actions an institution can take.



‘Uncharted Waters’ for Higher Education in the Trump Era

As the president-elect prepares to take office, many questions remain about his education policies. But his rhetoric is already having an impact on campuses.



5 Things to Know About Betsy DeVos

A primer on President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for education secretary, whose confirmation hearings begin today.



On Eve of Trump Inaugural, Harvard Official Takes Key Title IX Post at Education Dept.

Mia Karvonides will advise top people at the department’s Office for Civil Rights and will help enforce the federal gender-equity law.



The Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Science

Two professors at the University of Washington want to teach students how to survive the avalanche of false or misleading data shaken loose by shifts in media, technology, and politics.


Don’t Retreat. Teach Citizenship.

It’s possible to cultivate valuable skills and dispositions across the curriculum. And now it’s more crucial than ever.


The 3 Qualities That Make a Good Dean

A veteran professor-turned-dean who wanted to bring light to "the dark side" explains what worked for him.


Talladega Band's Decision to Play at Inauguration Is Smart and Gutsy

A month ago Alabama's oldest HBCU was little known, but now it is appearing in headlines and news crawls of major media outlets.


Stop Dismissing Community Colleges

Historically, community colleges have prepared millions of students to successfully enroll in, and graduate from, four-year programs.



Get Out of Your Department

You’re a new faculty member, no doubt engrossed in your departmental duties. But the rest of the institution needs you, too.



How to Undermine Your Own Authority

They won’t take responsibility for their own learning if you are doing it for them.