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The evolution into a highly-profitable industry was never planned. Academics must make the case for lower-cost journals“Publish or perish” has long been the mantra of academics seeking to make a success of their research career. Reputations are built on the ability to communicate something new to the world. Increasingly, however, they are determined by numbers, not by words, as universities are caught in a tangle of management targets composed of
From clusters of college closures and dramatic budgetary cuts to technological advances and data security breaches, changes in higher education have institutions contemplating strategies that will enable them to thrive in the future. But how do colleges and universities determine which strategies to focus on first, or most? The post These 2 student-focused technologies can bring higher ed into the future appeared first on eCampus News.
The Trump administration wants to cut indirect-cost payments to universities that win research grants. That might not hurt Harvard, a witness told a House panel, but could hurt "the broad research mission."
Colleges are hiring professional staff members to respond to broader forces that are changing higher education, experts say.
This summer, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will roll out a program designed to encourage more students from the foster care system to attend college. The Anchor Program will be available to foster youth attending high schools in five counties surrounding Bloomsburg, which is located in rural central Pennsylvania. Dr. James Brown is dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Bloomsburg University. Alumni of the foster care system have a
The University of Maryland student who was charged with fatally stabbing Richard Collins III last week followed a far-right, racist Facebook page. But when it comes to speech and expression, there are limits on what officials can do.
WASHINGTON — As education and workforce subcommittee members and policy experts attending a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill examined ways to help students and families make higher education decisions, they were reminded that student privacy should always be priority. Rep. Brett Guthrie “The need to provide students and policymakers with more information — no matter how valuable that information may be — should never come at the expense of student
To the members of Congress: I write this open letter to you because I still have faith in our Constitution’s system of checks and balances. I still believe that you have it in you to stop the madness and make decisions that will truly benefit this country and all of its citizens. I am hoping that you will not let me and so many others down. Paola Esmieu I recently
James Runcie, who led the Office of Federal Student Aid for the past seven years as chief operating officer, abruptly resigned from his position on Tuesday night. FSA manages the federal government’s $1.2 trillion student loan portfolio and disburses Pell grants. Although it is housed within the Department of Education, FSA maintains some autonomy and flexibility as a federal performance-based organization. James Runcie In an email sent to his staff,
A guest post (and Q&A) from Michigan's James DeVaney.
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