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NIH Is Absolved of Interference in Review of Study Involving Premature Infants

Thu, 2014-09-18 02:55

Government auditors looked at the agency’s role in discouraging an oversight office’s threat of action against researchers involved in the study.

Categories: Higher Education News

Uncluttering the Pathway to the Diploma

Thu, 2014-09-18 02:55

A new report identifies high-impact strategies for community colleges to get more students to the finish line.

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UC-Davis Chancellor Is Criticized for Circulating Jewish Group’s Guidance on Israel Protests

Wed, 2014-09-17 02:56

A campus spokeswoman says the email was forwarded as a matter of routine. But a group criticized in the guidance sees it as an effort to chill free speech.

Categories: Higher Education News

A Passion to Highlight Which Colleges Do Well by Low-Income Students

Wed, 2014-09-17 02:55

In his second report on improving access for needy students, Stephen Burd describes how some colleges are not doing their share—and why we should care about it.

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What a Consumer Watchdog's Suit Against Corinthian Could Mean for Other Colleges

Wed, 2014-09-17 02:55

The lawsuit speaks volumes about how the government could assert its authority.

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Federal Watchdog’s Lawsuit Accuses Corinthian Colleges of Predatory Lending

Tue, 2014-09-16 13:47

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau also says the troubled for-profit educator used illegal debt-collection tactics and concocted misleading job-placement data.

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New Report’s Recipe for Economic Success: Nurturing University-Business Ties

Tue, 2014-09-16 06:31

American attitudes toward such partnerships must warm, a panel says, if U.S. research is to keep pace with global competitors.

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Private Lender Enters Nascent Federal Student-Loan-Refinancing Market

Tue, 2014-09-16 02:56

Citizens Financial Group’s decision will let creditworthy borrowers with high-interest loans refinance at today’s low interest rates.

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New 11-University Alliance Plans Efforts to Help Graduate More Needy Students

Tue, 2014-09-16 02:55

The goal of the project is to improve both graduation and retention rates, and to spread ideas about what works on a big-enough scale to make a difference.

Categories: Higher Education News

Education Dept. Clears Rutgers U. in Anti-Semitism Case

Mon, 2014-09-15 02:55

More than three years after the Zionist Organization of America filed complaints, the department found that the university had responded adequately to reports of harassment and discrimination.

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4 Key Questions Experts Are Asking About Obama’s College-Ratings Plan

Mon, 2014-09-15 02:55

Will the right data be used? Is the plan proceeding too quickly? At a hearing, administrators and researchers express concerns.

Categories: Higher Education News

In Academe, the Future Is Part Time

Mon, 2014-09-15 02:55

Reporters at The Chronicle share the trends they see as the growth of the adjunct work force transforms the professoriate.

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Ed Tech's Next Wave Rolls Into View

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:05

The coming generation of companies will do the important work of remaking higher education in a more personal, meaningful way.

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Engaging Students Requires a Renewed Focus on Teaching

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:05

Why don't more senior professors emphasize classroom instruction? Some are starting to.

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Are We Ready for Robots to Grade?

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:05

An experiment with automated scoring of essays in a MOOC yields surprising results and suggestions for how to improve the process.

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Companies Promise 'Personalized Education'

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:05

Though the meaning of the term is still fuzzy, some new products hold promise for helping more students succeed.

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Advising Gets Personal With New Coaching Services

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:05

Companies that provide academic coaches say such customized support can improve retention.

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Rethinking Open Access

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:05

Community colleges’ continued commitment to the open door means that too many students, unprepared as they are, encounter a closed doorway.

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