November 6, 2015
Volume 62, Issue 10
Hundreds of colleges are exploring the competency-based approach to learning in hopes that it can fix one of their most-pressing ailments.
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Jonathan C. Gibralter, known for his battle against student alcohol abuse, moves to the small liberal-arts college as president.
Doctoral students from CUNY will teach humanities classes at a local community college, a move meant to prepare them for the country’s changing student population.
Colleges that want to put degree programs online often turn to the companies for help. But success eludes some. The recent breakup of a partnership involving the University of Florida illustrates some of the problems that can crop up.
Many of them face the same challenge: how to ask for a quiet spot to pray in private. College officials aren’t always sure how to respond.
Experts are divided on whether tensions at the university reflect problems specific to HBCUs or might have cropped up at any college with severe financial challenges.
Faculty leaders continued to criticize a presidential search that they said left them sidelined, as some others scrutinized the former education secretary’s fitness to lead the university system.
The new writing portion of the college-entrance test has slowed down the scoring process, so some students applying early may not be able to use their results.
Weak laws and the competing interests of students, parents, and colleges combine to throw back the curtain on confidentiality. But some argue for even greater transparency.
Purdue University's president began his job in January 2013 with no academic-leadership experience. He's learned since then that small but meaningful changes can lead to big savings for students.
The former education secretary has emerged as the top candidate in a bitterly disputed and politically charged search to lead the university system. Here’s what she could bring to the table.
The games are a perverse form of exploitation that places players — often students at historically black colleges — in the role of sacrificial lambs and their colleges in legal peril.