Georgia’s university system skipped a formal search in selecting a controversial state politician to run Kennesaw State University. Professors are fighting the move to keep it from happening again.
College housing’s student workers have long been relied on to resolve roommate disputes, but the heightened enforcement of the federal gender-equity law has made them key reporters of sexual violence.
Tim Trainor, interim president of the Roman Catholic institution in Maryland, says he needs to steady the ship, calm faculty fears, and rebuild trust after the tumultuous tenure of his predecessor.
Nervousness over the economy and questions about the value of a college degree have contributed to growing expectations that colleges must make career services a priority. This special report on innovation examines some of the career-counseling efforts underway — by colleges, start-ups, and collaborations between the two. See the entire issue here.
The former head of a top university and leading foundation in the arts also was a powerful thinker on a range of academic issues, including affirmative action, athletics priorities, and technological change.
His influence on higher education reached far and wide. But in his later years, his work on two of his great interests — why students drop out, and how well educational technology works — cast an especially long shadow.
An update to labor law requires colleges to give raises to some employees in the time-intensive field, pay them overtime, or scale back their hours.
Michigan State University is rethinking how it communicates with students, especially those who are freshmen or the first in their families to go to college. Sending hundreds of emails isn’t the best way — but what is?
The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy has been closely aligned with various Koch network organizations.
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