Research, Faculty, Medical Education

A late Southern Illinois professor's findings on a potential vaccine for herpes looked promising, until it was revealed he'd proceeded with a risky human trial with no oversight.
Civil liberties supporters want University of Alabama president to reverse expulsion of student who posted racist rants, saying her First Amendment rights were violated.

Community Colleges

A recent accreditation policy has many colleges -- particularly in rural areas -- struggling to find qualified instructors to teach popular dual-credit courses for high school students.
WeWork and 2U are working to create a “global campus” for adults studying for job-friendly credentials online, expanding their competitive footprint.


Joanne Berger-Sweeney cites the lessons learned from a controversy at her institution involving race, politics, campus safety and competing claims of ownership over who has the right to speak and what they can and cannot say.

Career Advice

While a video format -- such as Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts and the like -- can make the job-interview process convenient for both the candidate and search committee members, candidates should carefully consider certain aspects of it, writes Ramon B. Goings.
There is a lot of uncertainty and upheaval in the higher education landscape. Ensure success for your institution by integrating silos and becoming more intentional with your future plans. Learn how other institutions are gaining alignment, driving performance and owning the future.


Conversations on Diversity

January 23, 2018
A lot of us draw conclusions -- "soft assumptions" -- based on the diversity we see. What if we had to own those assumptions?

Call to Action: Marketing and Communications in Higher Education

January 23, 2018
A comprehensive review of your marketing communications efforts can strengthen your institution’s image and story.

Library Babel Fish

January 22, 2018
Some predictions for the future of libraries . . . from 1901.

Technology and Learning

January 22, 2018
The liberal arts, distributed work, and quality of life.

University of Venus

January 22, 2018
Themes for the year.


January 21, 2018
On becoming a more effective teacher by turning your attention to writing.

The World View

January 21, 2018
The Ethiopian free higher education program has enabled 1,600 Eritrean refugees to pursue their studies at various public universities across the country. Around 85 % of the Eritrean refugees are estimated to complete their studies successfully. 

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