Academic Leadership

Williston State University Looks At 4-Year Program

North Dakota University System Chancellor Bill Goetz advocated strongly Thursday for a proposal to add an applied management program at Williston State College that would be the first four-year degree offered by the school.

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Academic Freedom "Insecure" At 2 State Universities in La., Education Group Finds

Claiming that Southeastern Louisiana University and Northwestern Louisiana University disregarded their own guidelines for eliminating about 30 programs and dismissing about 20 tenured professors, the American Association of University Professors concluded in a report Thursday. As a result, the group concluded, academic freedom at those campuses "will in all likelihood remain insecure."

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University Of Utah Trustees Approve Dental School

University of Utah trustees on Tuesday approved a School of Dentistry, the first new college at the U. in years, along with a related four-year doctoral program, all funded by $37 million in private pledges. The school will enroll its first cohort of 20 dental students in fall 2013.

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Wyden Pitches 'Carfax-'Style Reports For Higher-Ed Costs

U.S. Sen Ron Wyden, D-Ore., on Monday pitched his idea for "Carfax-"style reports on the cost of a college degree and how much students can expect to earn after graduation.

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The ‘Cash Cow’ of U.S. Universities: Professional Certificates Instead of Degrees

Responding to demand from more and more students like Herndon, universities are jumping into the business of providing professional certificates that were once the domain of community colleges and for-profit providers like the University of Phoenix.

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Old Dominion U Discontinues Its Writing Exit Exam

In 1977, long before most of today's college students were born, Old Dominion University President Alfred Rollins declared in an address to the faculty that too many ODU graduates were unable to write clearly and correctly.

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Rare U Of Washington Class Unites Honors Students, Felons

A University of Washington honors class brought undergraduate students and former prisoners together to teach about the criminal-justice system.

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Wake Forest Examines Value Of College Education

For Bill Zandi, the son of Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi, enrolling as a student at a prestigious private institution like Wake Forest University was less surprising than the student's choice of major: philosophy.

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