Higher Education

Financially Ailing CUNY Spent Over $1 Million a Year on Parades and Charities

When marchers streamed through Greenwich Village in the NYC Pride parade on Sunday, they did not see the usual rainbow-bedecked float with a banner of the City University of New York. But CUNY, which faces severe financial constraints and state and federal investigations into its spending …

Corruption

Here's what hookup culture is like on the campuses of Catholic colleges

Daniel is “free-spirited and open-minded” about hooking up.<p>As one of the 70 percent of students who do so each year on U.S. college campuses, he embraces hookups and their culture of students having sexual encounters without expectations of any feelings, much less relationships.<p>Hooking up, …

Education

Universities, don't rest on your laurels – use the Tef to improve

The teaching excellence framework may be controversial, but it’s an important resource for understanding and improving university teaching<p>The teaching excellence framework (Tef) results give us a unique insight into teaching quality and student outcomes across what is now an extraordinarily diverse …

Education

Delhi University colleges release cut-offs; highest is 99.66 percent for science course

<b>New Delhi:</b> The Delhi University (DU) colleges announced their cut-offs on Friday with most of them concentrating around the 97 percent tab for …

India

Why Higher Education Depends On The Hispanic Market

As with so many other industries, higher education is facing major existential challenges. Among the biggest issues raising questions around the …

Education

Wisconsin Republicans Consider Cracking Down on Campus Protests

The Badger State is debating a law that would suspend or expel students who shut down speakers or interfere with their free expression. Does it go too far?<p>The national controversy surrounding attempts to shut down controversial speakers on college campuses entered a new phase this week, with the …

News

A Liberal Democrat Student Explains Why He Advocates Free Speech at Colleges

Free speech on campuses—and the lack thereof—was the topic of a hearing on Tuesday of the Senate Judiciary Committee.<p>Among the panelists was Zachary …

Conservative POV

This former inmate is fighting for every prisoner’s right to a college degree

Cheryl Wilkins demanded the chance to learn behind bars, and now she's making sure others get the same opportunity<p>As Cheryl Wilkins accepted her college diploma, hundreds of women screamed her name and whooped with joy. They were so loud that Wilkins’ brother, sitting with his four-year-old …

College & University

#AsiGanaChile: Student-led resistance demand free education in Chile

Chile’s politically active youth took to the streets to demand free higher education ahead of November's election. They say Michelle Bachelet’s …

Education

Student Evaluations at Center of American University Tenure Fight

Carolyn Brown, an assistant professor at American University, is appealing the provost’s decision to reject her tenure application, saying the …

Education

Wayne State University hikes tuition by 3.75% for next year

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>The University of Michigan will offer free tuition to in-state students whose families make under $65,000 a year.<p>He knew it was …

Detroit

Appalachian College Association charts new course

The Appalachian College Association could have disbanded.The 35-member group of private liberal arts colleges and universities was providing a set of …

Education

'Higher Education Can Help India Compete In Global Economy'

Only 40 percent of Indian industry executives said new employees recruited in local labour markets have necessary skills, according to a new study …

Education

University of Missouri revokes Cosby's honorary degree

The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby.<p>University system …

University of Missouri

Colleges Face More Pressure on Student Outcomes, but Success Isn’t Always Easy to Measure

Federal data don’t paint a pretty picture of some two-year colleges. Are they really failing?

Education

Universities in 2027: how will the teaching excellence framework shape them?

The teaching excellence framework has stoked controversy and shaken up the traditional hierarchy. But will it influence how universities are run?<p>At the risk of making myself a hostage to fortune, I’m going to look into my crystal ball to see how the teaching excellence framework will change the …

Education

How much money people borrow to attend the top 20 US colleges — and how much they earn later on

A college education is a huge investment of both time and money — so it's helpful to know which schools and programs are worth it.<p>With that in mind, Nitro, an online resource that helps incoming college students plan their education financing, examined median student-loan debt and median earnings …

Education

Auditor faults Penn State's tuition hikes, admissions record

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Penn State University needs to do more to address its "skyrocketing" tuition rates and spiking enrollment of out-of-state and international students, compared to in-state student enrollment, the state's elected fiscal watchdog said in a report Thursday.<p>Auditor General Eugene …

Education

Costs growing higher for LSU students

Louisiana State University is boosting charges on students at its main campus by 5 percent in the next school year, to raise $14 million for pay …

Education

Tef: Many top UK universities miss out on top award in controversial new test

London School of Economics only managed to receive bronze award in teaching quality assessment, but industry figures urge caution over results<p>Many of the UK’s leading universities have failed to achieve the highest awards in a controversial assessment of teaching quality that has sent shockwaves …

Education

Black graduates celebrated at special U of T ceremony

Event honours excellence and aims to empower students who still face challenges<p>Organizers of a graduation ceremony for black students at Canada's …

Education

Now even high earners can't afford college

We hear a lot about how college is expensive, but many folks don't realize quite how costly a degree can be these days. According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2016-2017 school year looked something like this:<p>$9,650 for in-state public colleges<p>$24,930 for …

Retirement

Federal Work-Study: Past its prime, or ripe for renewal?

By Judith Scott-ClaytonExecutive SummaryFederal Work-Study (FWS) is on the chopping block: the Trump administration’s recently-released budget …

Education

Audit Scotland report reveals drop in college student numbers

<b>Student numbers at Scotland's colleges have fallen to the lowest level for almost a decade.</b><p>Audit Scotland's annual review of the sector found there were 220,680 students by headcount in 2015/16, the smallest number since 2006/07.<p>It said the financial health of colleges remained "relatively stable" …

Education

The Teaching Excellence Framework Will Make University Teaching Worse

Finally, the results of the Teaching Excellence Framework have been published and universities in England and Wales now know whether they have been ranked gold, silver or bronze for teaching quality.<p>The Teaching Excellence Framework, or TEF as it has come to be known, was introduced in response to …

Teaching

Online Students Need More Interaction with Peers and Teachers [#Infographic]

By Meghan Bogardus CortezNew research shows online learners are seeking more interaction, mobile device support and career services.

Education

Penn State response on Auditor General performance audit report | Penn State University

The Auditor General’s report includes findings and recommendations on University governance, campus safety and security, and access and …

College & University

Going for gold: How did colleges fare in the TEF?

Blackpool and the Fylde College<p>Gold<p>City College Plymouth<p>Gold<p>The City of Liverpool College<p>Gold<p>Cleveland College of Art and Design<p>Gold<p>Exeter College<p>Gold<p>…

Education

Wisconsin's Campus Free Speech Act aims to keep doors open as protests stifle lectures

Conservative media commentator Ben Shapiro was just a few minutes into a lecture at the University of Wisconsin Madison last fall when more than a …

Censorship

Business environment and university sector should be key priorities after Brexit, report finds

The strong environment for business and the higher education sector are the two areas which Britain must prioritise after Brexit to retain its …

Brexit