Academic Leadership

Administrators Doubt Advantages Of Free Online Courses

George Washington University is poised to join its most prestigious peers and offer free online courses available to anyone in the world, but some top administrators are skeptical – which could cause the plans to hit a wall.

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Pioneer Valley Colleges, Universities Growing, Adapting To Economic Climate

Anniversaries, million-dollar buildings and new and expanded programs lace the higher education landscape in the upcoming year, all of which will bring attention and economic benefit to the Pioneer Valley.

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As Online Classes Gain Acceptance, Colleges Must Adapt

Suffolk University came into being more than a century ago as an unconventional law school for nontraditional students.

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Understanding the Disruptive Wave of New Learning Models

Higher education has been very good about identifying how long someone has sat in a classroom, but very weak in determining exactly what they learned while there.

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Penn's Course A Leader In New Online Move

The University of Pennsylvania is at the forefront of what may be the first significant move to make Massive Open Online Courses count for credit, officials announced Wednesday.

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Amid Criticism, College Says Event on Israel Can Proceed

Facing criticism for its decision to co-sponsor an event with speakers from an international group that advocates Israel’s withdrawal from disputed territories where Palestinians live, Brooklyn College indicated Monday that it still planned to do so — but would also host future events featuring opposing views.

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Project Aims To Tie Together Student Support Services

Ten community colleges will join a national project to bundle student support services to help students succeed in their academics.

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The Real Trouble With Online Higher Ed

The past few weeks have seen twists and turns in the ongoing debate about the quality and worth of online learning, and its role in the future of higher ed.

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