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Fixing higher ed: U-Va. and U-Md. weigh in

In an article published last week in The Washington Post Magazine, I offered eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the article, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 27, 2011; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Athletics, Attainment, Development, Finance, Labor, Research, Technology  | Tags:  UMD fixing higher ed, UVA fixing higher ed, fixing higher education, higher education reform, washington post fixing higher education  
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Towson enacts secret ballot for tenure decisions

The online publication Inside Higher Ed reported Friday that the University Senate at Towson University has voted to institute secret ballots in all tenure decisions, making the votes on all tenure committee members anonymous. Most tenure decisions are made by...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 11, 2011; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Administration, Labor, Pedagogy  | Tags:  Towson tenure, faculty tenure, university tenure  
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Higher ed reporters meet to learn, share, gripe

Several dozen higher education reporters from around the nation gathered Friday and Saturday in the serenely quiet coastal city of St. Petersburg (Motto: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.) to discuss academia, the challenges it faces and how to convert those challenges into high-impact journalism....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 5, 2011; 6:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Finance, Labor, Pedagogy, Public policy, Research, Students  | Tags:  EWA conference, college admission, college financial aid, higher education conference, higher education media, student privacy  
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Naval Academy professor settles free-speech claim

A U.S. Naval Academy professor has settled a First Amendment claim against the service academy, following allegations he was denied a merit pay increase after he published newspaper articles criticizing school policies.

By Daniel de Vise  | January 26, 2011; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Administration, Labor, Litigation  | Tags:  Bruce Fleming investigation, USNA First Amendment case; Naval Academy AAUP, USNA investigation  
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Prince George's faculty unhappy with customer-service badges

Community college professors don't always get the respect afforded to their counterparts at four-year universities. That may explain why faculty at Prince George's Community College have not warmed to a campus-wide initiative that asks them to wear name badges and...

By Daniel de Vise  | January 10, 2011; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Administration, Community Colleges, Labor, Marketing  | Tags:  PGCC faculty reject name badges, community college faculty badges, faculty reject nametags, professors protest wearing nametags  
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Bowie State provost has resigned

Updated at 8:20 Thursday: BSU confirms provost's resignation. The Bowie State University provost whose actions prompted a no-confidence vote by faculty will leave her job Friday. University officials released this statement: "Effective Nov. 12, 2010, Provost and Vice President for...

By Daniel de Vise  | November 10, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Administration, Labor  | Tags:  BSU no confidence vote, Bowie State University, Mickey Burnim, Stacey Franklin Jones  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Bethune-Cookman: Profs used apartment for sex, Daniel de Vise , October 26, 2010
Bowie State faculty: Life under provost 'untenable', Daniel de Vise , October 26, 2010
A no-confidence vote in Bowie State's leadership, Daniel de Vise , October 22, 2010
Virginia U uses U.S. News data in faculty hires, Daniel de Vise , October 12, 2010
GMU food-service workers strike to protest conditions, Daniel de Vise , September 8, 2010
Study: local universities stingy on pay raises, Daniel de Vise , April 12, 2010
Va. college leaders weigh in on discrimination, Daniel de Vise , March 11, 2010
Chief Justice responds to GU Law professor, Daniel de Vise , March 10, 2010
California 'Day of Action': How big is it?, Daniel de Vise , March 4, 2010
Towson provost speaks on Zaruba firing, Daniel de Vise , March 3, 2010
Towson adjunct fired for racial epithet, Daniel de Vise , March 2, 2010
William and Mary to retire late-career raises?, Daniel de Vise , February 2, 2010
New head of labor college, Daniel de Vise , January 28, 2010
Link: U-Md pulled into labor dispute in California, Daniel de Vise , January 21, 2010
 
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