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Blog: Law, Policy -- and IT?As we finish up the semester of Digital Media Culture at John Cabot University, our subject now is privacy. Last week we discussed social networking.  We read dana boyd’s book, It’s Complicated, and that naturally led...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Tracy Mitrano | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Lawyers for Abigail Fisher on Tuesday filed an appeal in her suit challenging the way the University of Texas at Austin considers race in admissions. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in a 2-1 ruling, this month rejected Fisher's...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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New law graduates in many states experienced a technology snafu at the worst possible time Tuesday night: as they were attempting to upload bar examinations just before deadlines in their states. Many reported spending hours trying and failing to upload...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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City College of San Francisco this week applied to have its accreditation status restored, a solution that could buy the college two more years to work on fixing problems the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has identified. City...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Paul Fain | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Tuesday evening named Admiral William H. McRaven, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, as the sole finalist to become chancellor of the system. A Navy SEAL and an alumnus of the University...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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For-profit institutions have increased their share of the overall enrollment of student veterans, as well as an increasing portion of revenue from Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Those are the findings of a new report from the U.S. Senate's Health, Education,...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Paul Fain | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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A new report by the Institute of Medicine, issued Tuesday, called for an overhaul of federal financing of physician training and residency programs. The report questioned the idea that the United States needs to increase the number of physicians it trains,...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Temple University and Montclair State University announced Tuesday that they will no longer require undergraduate applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. Both institutions cited evidence that they can make admissions decisions based on grades in college...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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In today's Academic Minute, Jason Moser, a Michigan State University psychologist, is digs into the science of optimism and pessimism. Learn more about the Academic Minute here. Ad keywords: faculty...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Blog: Library Babel FishMeredith Farkas wrote a terrific post on her move to a non-tenure-track position and why she thinks tenure for librarians is counterproductive. The stimulating Twitter conversations that followed (some of them Storified by Meredith)...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Barbara Fister | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Category: Instant MentorRob Weir considers the mistakes humanities professors make that keep them from having journal submissions accepted. Job Tags: HumanitiesTopic: Seeking TenureEditorial Tags: FacultyLifePublishingShow on Jobs site: Image Size: Thumbnail-horizontal...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Rob Weir | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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NCAA agrees to create $70 million fund to diagnose concussions and related ailments, but lawsuit settlement won't provide any money for those who need care. Editorial Tags: NCAA...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Jake New | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Many a thick academic tome turns out to be a journal article wearing a fat suit. So all due credit to Anna M. Young, whose Prophets, Gurus, and Pundits: Rhetorical Styles and Public Engagement was published by Southern Illinois University Press this...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott McLemee | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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University of Dayton is latest institution to get hit with criticism over a logo design that doesn't strike people the way the marketing team hoped it would. Editorial Tags: Athletics...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Community colleges ask Washington for help on a federal loan-default measure they say is snagging colleges where relatively few students borrow. Editorial Tags: Financial aidLoan programsPell GrantsCommunity colleges...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Paul Fain | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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State board orders U. of Massachusetts at Dartmouth to pay damages after finding that an Asian woman's bid for full professor status was not handled in the same way as other applications.     Editorial Tags: Faculty...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Colleen Flaherty | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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At a time when colleges (and their athletics programs) are under heightened scrutiny about their alleged mistreatment of female students, women remain significantly underrepresented in leadership positions in college sports programs, and in some ways...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Doug Lederman | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Survey finds that women and minority professionals don't rise through the ranks in college admissions offices. Editorial Tags: Admissions...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Blog: Technology and LearningAre you involved with a course redesign initiative at your school? I’m talking about a process that is more intense, more deliberate, and more expensive than the normal work that faculty and instructional designers do...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Joshua Kim | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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New data from the Delta Cost Project, for the American Institutes of Research, show how much the states withdrew support from public higher education during the decade that ended in 2011. But the end of that period, students were paying half of more...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Oregon Health and Science University on Monday announced an anonymous $100 million gift. The funds will support, among other things, the hiring 20 to 30 top scientists and their teams to improve methods to identify cancer at its earliest and most curable...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Educators at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology are concerned that 10 graduate students from Iran are losing their residency permits to stay in Norway, BBC reported. The students were told that their enrollment violated rules designed...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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With less fanfare, the White House once again convenes a conference on getting more low-income students into college. The focus this time is college counseling.  Editorial Tags: Admissions...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Michael Stratford | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Georgia Regents University has started a graduate-level certificate program in sport coaching. Hudson County Community College is starting an associate of science in business administration. LeTourneau University is starting a bachelor of science program...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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New data on the 31 million Americans who attended college but failed to earn a credential, including details about 4 million who are almost there. Editorial Tags: Graduation ratesCommunity colleges...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Paul Fain | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Duolingo, a language learning startup, wants to topple English proficiency test providers. First, it must convince its former home, Carnegie Mellon U., that the test works.
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Carl Straumsheim | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In today's Academic Minute, Elizabeth Cirulli, an assistant professor of medicine at Duke University, attempts to unravel the confusion surrounding yawns. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.   Ad keywords: faculty...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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New books argues that shared governance is under threat, along with future of American higher education, and professors must take up the fight. Editorial Tags: FacultyGovernance...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Colleen Flaherty | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Few people appear happy with the state of shared governance at American colleges and universities. Faculty members complain that they are being disempowered by administrators and trustees who are creating an increasingly "corporatized" academic environment...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Brian Rosenberg | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Students who participate in the federal work-study program are more likely to graduate and be employed six years after college than their similar counterparts who don’t participate in the program, according to a new study. Two Columbia University researchers,...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Michael Stratford | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Yawns are something of a physiological mystery. In today's Academic Minute, Duke University's Elizabeth Cirulli attempts to unravel the confusion surrounding yawns. Cirulli is an assistant professor of medicine at Duke’s Center for Human Genome Variation....
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Doug Lederman | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Blog: Higher Ed BetaWhen MOOCs are contrasted with traditional residential courses, such comparisons are often based on individual components (video vs. live lectures, online forums vs. classroom discussion, multiple-choice tests vs. graded papers,...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Jonathan Haber | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Blog: University of VenusIt’s camp season in New England. My 9 year old son, Jack, went to sleep away camp for two weeks in early July - Camp Hale in New Hampshire. Days after he returned, I left for Camp IEM in Cambridge, at the Harvard Graduate...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Mary Churchill | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Blog: Technology and LearningTomorrow I'll spend an hour with my former colleagues at Dartmouth’s Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) program. We will talk about where the College is going with online and blended learning, and brainstorm...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Joshua Kim | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Tom Apple, chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is reportedly losing his job after only two years, The Star-Advertiser reported. The university is not confirming the reports and denied that a change had been made, but the newspaper said that...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Monday, July 28, 2014
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A college basketball player accused of sexual assault at two colleges has found a third team to play for, enrolling on scholarship at Northwest Florida State College. Brandon Austin was one of three University of Oregon basketball players who were suspended...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Jake New | Monday, July 28, 2014
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I. Close the Business Schools Ask anyone professing the humanities today and you come to understand that a medieval dimness looms. If this is the end-times for the ice sheets at our poles — and it is — many of us also understand that the melt can...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: William Major | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Category: Academic EntrepreneurshipTo move projects ahead, you need to get the right advice, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore. Job Tags: JOBS OUTSIDE HIGHER EDUCATIONAd keywords: facultyTopic: Alt-Ac CareersEditorial Tags: Career AdviceShow on Jobs...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Kerry Ann Rockquemore | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The University of Maine’s partnership with the for-profit pathway program provider and international student recruiting company Study Group resulted in fewer students than hoped for in its first year, the Bangor Daily News reported. The target was...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Elizabeth Redden | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The Chinese real estate tycoon couple Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin recently announced a $15 million gift to Harvard University. The South China Morning Post reported that they have received criticism online from people asking why they didn't give the money...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Monday, July 28, 2014
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A Chinese graduate student at the University of Southern California died Thursday after being attacked by at least three men a few blocks from campus, The Los Angeles Times reported. Police said that Xinran Ji, an engineering student, was assaulted with...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Elizabeth Redden | Monday, July 28, 2014
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A new study on the emotional lives of adjunct professors that appears to be the first of its kind says contingent faculty members are at risk for stress, depression and anxiety due to their working conditions. The paper, written by Gretchen M. Reevey,...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Colleen Flaherty | Monday, July 28, 2014
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A new study in American Sociological Review finds a reversal of a pattern of many decades in which women with more education than their husbands were more likely than others to end up divorced. Now such women are not at greater odds of divorce. Further,...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Friday removed Marvin Wiggins as a trustee of Alabama State University, AL.com reported. Bentley said that Wiggins had violated conflict of interest rules in numerous ways. The governor said that Wiggins' wife inappropriately...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Senator John Walsh appears to have plagiarized final paper for master's degree. It would have been the nail in an academic's coffin, but he remains in Congress and in race for election this fall. Why? Editorial Tags: PlagiarismPolitics (national)...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Colleen Flaherty | Monday, July 28, 2014
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In today's Academic Minute, Sam Maglio, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Toronto Scarborough, explains his research on the influence of the way names sound. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.   Ad keywords: faculty...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Dismissal of marching band director at Ohio State reflects an unwillingness to tolerate behavior that once would have been written off as tradition. Editorial Tags: Student life...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Charlie Tyson | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Three court rulings in the last year have given students with disabilities victories -- and rejected the idea that being deaf or blind makes it impossible to pursue a career in health professions. Editorial Tags: DisabilityImage Caption: Zachary Featherstone...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Jake New | Monday, July 28, 2014
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In podcast interview, Beverly Daniel Tatum, preparing to wrap up her presidency, offers thoughts on fund raising, race relations, wellness and the state of historically black colleges. Editorial Tags: College administration...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Monday, July 28, 2014
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As Democrats look to keep their grip on the U.S. Senate, they’re touting their support of legislation to let borrowers refinance their debt at lower interest rates.  Editorial Tags: Loan programsImage Source: Alison for KentuckyImage Caption: Elizabeth...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Michael Stratford | Monday, July 28, 2014
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