For Some Republicans, Trump’s Higher-Ed Proposals Reflect ‘Lost Opportunity’

The GOP presidential nominee floated a plan that surprised policy experts. Some of them lamented the lateness and the lack of substance of his ideas.

The Ticker

College of Southern Idaho Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

A former vice president will receive $650,000 after claiming that she had been discriminated against because of her gender and status as an immigrant.

The Ticker

Harvard Reaches Tentative Deal With Striking Dining-Hall Workers

The president of the union representing the workers says the deal accomplished all of their goals, which included increased wages and the preservation of current health-care costs.


Resident Assistants Find Themselves on the Front Lines of Title IX Compliance

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.



A Preordained Presidential Pick Gives Rise to a New Governance Battle

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.


Leadership & Governance

Video: A Former West Point Official Helps Mount St. Mary’s Find Its Footing

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.


Special Reports

When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot

Artificial intelligence has become more widespread in higher education.


Special Reports

Next: The Innovation Issue

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. 


Special Reports

Shadow Those Students, for Their Own Good

This is how colleges — and their students — can benefit from the findings of user-experience teams.

Special Reports

For Real Academic Disruption, Try Empathy

What if, in the next wave of innovation in online learning, colleges tried to provide what students really needed?


Special Reports

‘Heat Maps’ Give Michigan State a New View of Campus Climate

Visualizations of survey responses show the university where its students feel they belong and where they don’t.

Special Reports

Latino Success Stories Can Help All Students

The group Excelencia in Education recognizes programs that benefit Latino students. Those practices could help others, too.

Special Reports

Want Breakthroughs That Last? Consider Your Business Model

Colleges too often plunge into innovative strategies without thinking about how much they will cost.


Special Reports

Reinventing the Career Center

Today’s students expect more help finding a job than ever before. Colleges — and companies — are trying to help them design their futures.


Special Reports

The ‘Internet of Things’ Faces Practical and Ethical Challenges

An experiment at Carnegie Mellon U. hints at a new world of networked devices. But we’re not there yet.

Special Reports

It’s Time to Change What We Mean by ‘Credential’

The way companies evaluate job candidates is evolving, and the certifications that liberal-arts colleges offer must evolve as well.


Special Reports

3 Easy Ways to Embrace High-Impact Learning

Practices from the software-development world can be adapted to disrupt undergraduate education’s "seat time equals learning" model.

Special Reports

Ignore Ed Tech at Your Peril

What worked 20 years ago might not work now, and those methods will only become more precarious as our technologically infused future gradually arrives.


Special Reports

Colleges Must Reinvent Career Counseling

Higher education must show students how to adapt to the fast-evolving 21st-century economy before outside ventures step in and do it for them. Here’s where to start.

Special Reports

How Colleges Can Do Better at Helping Students Get Jobs

Examples from innovative colleges suggest that one key step in improving career prospects is for colleges and employers to collaborate in deeper ways.

Special Reports

If Emotion Aids Learning, Does It Work Online?

Research shows that powerful emotions like awe contribute to lasting knowledge. Two psychologists ask: Can those feelings be evoked from a distance?



Basic Training for Higher Ed

Why colleges might look to the armed forces for guidance on serving low-income students.



One University Asks: How Do You Promote Free Speech Without Alienating Students?

After a conservative speaker faced off with protesters at DePaul University last year, the campus’s leaders have struggled to find the right response.