This week's highlights.
Athletics October 11, 2015
Two years ago, Will Collier landed his dream job, overseeing academic services for one of the country's premier programs. His experience illustrates the challenge of protecting academic integrity in big-time college sports.
Government October 05, 2015
John B. King Jr., who will take over for Arne Duncan in December, isn’t well known in higher-ed circles. But his track record offers some clues about how he will lead the Education Department.
Government October 04, 2015
Assessments of the education secretary’s seven-year tenure credit him with changing the culture of the department to one of accountability and transparency.
Students October 08, 2015
Colleges’ latest settlements with the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights divide opinions: greater protection for students or automatic indictment of institutions?
Research October 11, 2015
Making the process open and giving academics more credit for doing reviews are two of the methods meant to fix what some call a broken system.
Students October 06, 2015
Even as it draws praise for shielding academic freedom, the skeptical stance taken by American University professors is also being denounced for potentially undermining students who are psychologically vulnerable.
Labor & Work-Life Issues October 04, 2015
Some advisers say young scholars should expect to spend several years looking for tenure-track positions; others emphasize the need to strike quickly. Vitae's JobTracker project tries to get a read on the reality.
Leadership & Governance October 06, 2015
Eric T. Schneiderman, New York’s top law-enforcement officer, took an activist role in forcing the struggling Cooper Union to submit to state oversight. His office plans to steer other institutions away from trouble, too.
Faculty October 06, 2015
The Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage has caused religious institutions to reiterate, or redefine, their stances.
Government October 07, 2015
A brief filed in the closely watched Fisher v. Texas case says universities are becoming "steadily less transparent" when faced with open-records requests. Many institutions beg to differ.
Research October 05, 2015
Two university researchers say they’re optimistic that their work will have long-term benefits. But the sometimes-vitriolic response they receive can be deeply frustrating.
Leadership & Governance September 24, 2015
The Lumina Foundation's chief executive discusses his new book, his take on modernizing higher education, and immigration.
Commentary October 05, 2015
Academe has been ill served by "one size fits all" mandates, outsized foundation and corporate influence, and a disregard for the people who know what it takes to help students succeed.