Higher Education

To Fight the Alt-Right, the Administrators of Higher Education Need a Renewed Sense of Mission

Higher education has lost its place to the ‘Ideas Industry’: Think Tanks, TED, and the Aspen Institute. It's time to step up and stand with faculty to take it back.<p>As colleges and universities are settling into the rhythm of a new academic year, many administrators feel a fresh sense of unease …

College & University

Survey: Student satisfaction with higher education on the decline

“The system is in a state of stagnation and must undergo a comprehensive reevaluation, otherwise the trend will continue.''<p>Students are less …

Education

EMU's amended free speech policy addresses 'very rapidly' evolving issue

The Board of Regents approved amendments to its current free speech speaker policy during its regular meeting on Friday, Oct. 20 by a unanimous vote.

Michigan

Commentary: The relentless pursuit of university rankings is creating a two-track system

SINGAPORE: Global university rankings constructed mainly by Western commercial media outlets, like this week’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia …

College & University

'Ashamed to be your alumnus': Former U of M student returns degree after Steve Kirby allegations

Daniel Jordan says university’s handling of sexual harassment allegations reflects its complicity<p>A former University of Manitoba student has returned …

Winnipeg

University students have higher rate of success with more support, study finds

3 factors impact students outcomes says Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission<p>A study to see if a student's background can influence how long …

Education

Student leaders call on province to intervene in college faculty strike

TORONTO -- Student union leaders are calling on the Ontario government to get college administrators and striking faculty to return to the bargaining …

Canada

The 12 European countries with the highest university fees

University fees vary significantly across European countries, as does the amount of financial support available to students.<p>In four countries — Finland, Sweden, Scotland and Norway— there are no fees for either home or EU students, while in 12 countries fees apply to all students.<p>A new report by …

Business

How 1944's GI Bill forever changed New Orleans | NOLA.com

The home loan provision of the GI Bill was designed to give veterans a federally guaranteed loan -- made by private lenders -- with no down payment. …

New Orleans

America’s Best University President

Several years ago Robert Zimmer was asked by an audience in China why the University of Chicago was associated with so many winners of the Nobel Prize — 90 in all, counting this month’s win by the behavioral economist Richard Thaler. Zimmer, the university’s president since 2006, answered that the …

University of Chicago

Fighting to Retake Higher Ed in Wisconsin

The Left used to talk all the time about the need to “reform” everything, but now that they’ve been in the driver’s seat in many places, the …

College & University

Senators Again Seek Loan Relief for Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty members will get another chance to gain eligibility for a federal student loan relief program under proposed legislation by two U.S. …

College & University

What the Girl Scouts Can Learn From Women's Colleges

The history of how all-female institutions fought to survive in a coeducated world might offer insight for today’s controversy.<p>The news of the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to open its programs up to girls has inquiring minds wondering what it means for the Girl Scouts. After all, the girls’ …

Girl Scouts

The teaching excellence framework can enhance academic careers

The government’s teaching quality assessment has been controversial among academics, but its best-performing universities prioritise their staff<p>Diana Beech is director of policy and advocacy at the Higher Education Policy Institute<p>It’s no secret that academics never really greeted the advent of the …

Education

Prem Watsa named as Huron University College’s 1st chancellor

Huron University College has announced that Prem Watsa, one of Canada’s best-known business leaders, will be its first chancellor.<p>Watsa, chairman and …

College & University

With CollegeAmerica Trial Underway, Someone Just Posted An Unhinged Attack On Colorado's Attorney General

A lawsuit brought by Colorado's attorney general, Cynthia Coffman, against CollegeAmerica went to trial this week in a Denver courtroom.<p>It's a bench trial -- no jury; Judge Ross Buchanan will decide the facts. In this document required by the court, the two sides dispassionately describe for the …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Opinion | Higher Ed's Biggest Scam Is the Legacy Admissions Process

As freshmen flood college campuses across the U.S. this year, Harvard University has trumpeted the fact that its incoming first-year class of 2021 is majority non-white. But it left something out.<p>In recent years, about as many Harvard students have come from the top 1 percent of families by income …

Education

Football Won't Save College, It's What's Wrong With College

Last weekend I attended the 25th anniversary of the founding of <i>Rumpus,</i> Yale’s tabloid newspaper. The organization had asked Yale’s President to speak to the assembled alumni, but as he was out of town, he sent a written congratulatory greeting thanking <i>Rumpus</i> “for still publishing in paper form. It …

Education

In Higher Ed Reform, Is Change the Biggest Challenge?

One of the more interesting, and at times alarming, changes in American higher education is the redistricting of public college systems in various states. The most active discussions – some of which produced radical change – have been in states like Vermont, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Maine, New …

College & University

New Data Highlight How Higher Education Is Failing Part-Time Students

For the first time, the federal government has published data on the outcomes of students who begin their college career studying part-time. The data …

Education

Cambridge University students given trigger warnings for Shakespeare plays

Academics have criticised "trigger warnings" after Cambridge University students were warned about "potentially distressing topics" in plays by …

College & University

Professors say Purdue president is trying to deflect attention from 'inaction' on white supremacy on campus

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is facing criticism for his response to a request that he investigate a series of white supremacist …

Racism

Half of students starting university are now first in their family to do so, new figures reveal

Half of students who started a degree last year were the first in their family to go to university, new figures have revealed.<p>For the first time, the number of students whose parents did not go to university matched those from wealthier academic backgrounds, according to data supplied by Ucas.<p>It …

Education

Turnbull government's $2.8 billion university funding cuts shot down by the Senate

The Turnbull government's landmark higher education reforms have been killed off in the Senate, with the Nick Xenophon Team rejecting key elements of …

Australian News

Free Speech on Campus Sparks Legal Battles, Safety Concerns - Education Writers Association

Walter Kimbrough remembers when Emory University canceled a speech by Khalid Abdul Muhammad.<p>It was 1994, and the top aide to Nation of Islam leader …

Education

The struggle is real: Student debt through the roof

Survey shows monthly expenses are over NIS 5,000, although the average income for students is under NIS 4,000.<p>As some 300,000 students prepare for …

Education

Iowa college students: Preventing rape, hate speech must be priority

CLOSE<p>Students held a Hoodies And Hijabs Solidarity March to protest the executive order that includes travel bans.<p>“What is free speech and what is …

Des Moines

Why universities should not crack down on free speech (essay)

Drexel University has followed Trinity College in Connecticut and others down the dead end of suspending a tenured faculty member -- this time, …

Texas A&M

October 18, 2017

Every Wednesday we share literary and arts jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities …

Education

As Richard Spencer's white nationalist tour continues, colleges try to balance security, free speech

AUSTIN — Just 48 hours after they’d watched a demonstrator get mowed down during a deadly protest near the University of Virginia, Texas A&M …

Richard Spencer