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Biemiller, Lawrence – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Armed with data and projections about budgets and future enrollments, Wilson College, in Pennsylvania, considers a slew of changes, including men. Among other changes, the board approved cutting tuition by $5,000, starting a high-profile loan-buyback program, creating new offerings in the health sciences and other career-oriented disciplines, and…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Single Sex Colleges, Educational Change, Tuition
Carlson, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
The author reports on how colleges could work together more closely in areas like the library, the colleges' technology infrastructure, human resources and payroll, and, ultimately, their academic programs. Higher education has some famous collaborations--the best-known among them are the Claremont Colleges, where seven institutions, each with a…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Shared Resources and Services, College Administration
Kirschner, Ann – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Surely "massive open online course" (MOOC) has one of the ugliest acronyms of recent years, lacking the deliberate playfulness of Yahoo (Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle) or the droll shoulder shrug suggested by the word "snafu" (Situation Normal, All Fouled Up). The author is not a complete neophyte to online…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Adult Learning, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
June, Audrey Williams – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
When professors in positions that offer no chance of earning tenure begin to stack the faculty, campus dynamics start to change. Growing numbers of adjuncts make themselves more visible. They push for roles in governance, better pay and working conditions, and recognition for work well done. And they do so at institutions where tenured faculty,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Job Security, English Departments
Wilson, Robin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
While most of the national focus following charges of child sex abuse at Pennsylvania State University has centered on its coaches and administrators, the scandal has reached deep into the professoriate as well. Responding to constant questions has taken an emotional toll on the university's faculty members, who have been asked by neighbors,…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, College Faculty, College Administration, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Basken, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
More U.S. college students are enrolling in power- and energy-engineering courses, but the increase is not enough to meet the need, says a new report by the IEEE, the professional association of electrical engineers. About 45% of engineers at electric utilities are expected to retire or leave their jobs within five years, creating as many as…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, College Programs, Energy Education, Environmental Education
Fain, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
On February 13, administrators at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University began to worry that $114-million they had invested with two Wall Street veterans might have disappeared. Their worst fears were realized two weeks later, as federal agents arrested Paul R. Greenwood and Stephen Walsh on multiple counts of fraud and…
Descriptors: Investment, Horses, College Administration, Universities
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
A consultant on an endless road trip, Jeff Kallay travels the nation visiting colleges and universities that hire him to conduct a "campus visit audit." After each tour, he discusses his first impressions with admissions officials. Later he sends them a detailed report, with recommendations covering the logistical aspects of visits, such…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Student Recruitment, Universities, Consultants
Kolowich, Steve – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
When Nickie Dobo wrote a column in 2003 for her college newspaper--"The Daily Collegian" at Pennsylvania State University--decrying the "hook-up culture" on the campus, she never expected it to resurface years later in an attack on her professional credibility. But that's what happened when Ms. Dobo, now a reporter for the…
Descriptors: Alumni, Internet, Historians, Newspapers
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Once named one of the nation's most economically distressed cities, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has since revived its fortunes, repopulating its vacant downtown with offices and restaurants and capitalizing on its strength as a state capital to build a more stable employment base. Now, in the next stage of its economic rebirth, the city wants to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Financial Support, Educational Development, Educational Planning
Mangan, Katherine – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
California's lieutenant governor has proposed a fast-track medical school that would shave three years off the training needed to become a physician. It is not the first time such an idea has been offered. The proposal, for a hoped-for medical school at the University of California at Merced, struck some medical educators as both unrealistic and…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Schools, Acceleration (Education), Educational Change
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Temple University's program with Tsinghua University, now in its 10th year, is the oldest of its kind in China. It may take years to understand how a program that trains a few dozen legal professionals a year may affect the legal rights of 1.3 billion Chinese. But there is no question about the benefits that this program has produced for Temple's…
Descriptors: Judges, Law Schools, Masters Programs, Foreign Countries