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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.

Categories: Higher Education News

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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In Quest for Success, Colleges Ask: What’s Working?

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:05

It’s not enough to start programs to help students meet their goals. Administrators need data.

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How to Make Students' Campus Jobs More Meaningful

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:05

A University of Iowa program tries to help students find academic value in their work, no matter how menial.

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The Power of the Personal

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:05

At its heart, higher education is a human activity. By face-to-face contact, colleges can do far more to help students learn.

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Thinking 'Bigger Than Me' in the Liberal Arts

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:05

Despite the perception that the arts primarily promote individual expression, arts training can create opportunities for something more.

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Big-Ideas Courses Are Lessons in Humility

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:01

They can’t possibly fulfill all the goals that faculty members and students set for them. But that in itself is thrilling and instructive.

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Proposal to Offer Job-Friendly English Ph.D. Draws Criticism

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:01

A doctoral program proposed at Georgetown University includes preparation for nonacademic careers. But critics say it would cheapen the degree.

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The Hottest Seat on Campus

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:01

With growing competition for students, enrollment leaders face more scrutiny and less job security.

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Transitions: Cal State Poly Pomona Chooses New Leader; New York Institute of Technology Appoints Admissions Dean

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:01

Soraya M. Coley, provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University at Bakersfield, will lead the polytechnic university.

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Bobby Fong, College President of Final Four Fame, Dies Suddenly at 64

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:01
Ursinus College comes to grips with the loss of its leader.
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George Washington U. Snags a Decipherer of Ancient Texts

Sun, 2014-09-14 22:00
Christopher A. Rollston, who left a seminary in Tennessee in 2012 after a conflict with administrators, will teach students a historical approach to translating religious texts from antiquity.
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What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days

Fri, 2014-09-12 03:00

Higher education's talking about sexual assault on campus, Steven Salaita, college ratings, Goucher College's video applications, and more.

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What’s Next in the Steven Salaita Dispute?

Fri, 2014-09-12 02:55

The Illinois board’s vote to reject the outspoken scholar marks not the end of the story but the beginning of the next chapter.

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U. of Illinois Board’s Denial of Job to Salaita Is Unlikely to Quell Controversy

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:44

After an 8-to-1 vote against him by the university’s trustees, the scholar and his supporters, on the campus and off, pledge further action.

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Investigators Say Education Dept. Has Ignored Dozens of Recommendations

Thu, 2014-09-11 02:56

The delays have allowed problems to linger, and cost taxpayers money, according to the department’s inspector general and the Government Accountability Office.

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On Campus, Grenade Launchers, M-16s, and Armored Vehicles

Thu, 2014-09-11 02:55

The police at more than 100 institutions have acquired gear from the Department of Defense at virtually no cost.

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Student-Loan Debt Skyrockets for Elderly, Government Report Says

Thu, 2014-09-11 02:55

People over 65 make up a small percentage of borrowers, but their amount of debt has increased sixfold in less than a decade.

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In Cheeky Pushback, Colleges Razz Rate My Professors

Thu, 2014-09-11 02:55

Faculty members in online videos read nasty student comments for laughs. And catharsis.

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