Part-time faculty play a vital role in university life. Colleges and universities offer part-time faculty little or no job security; limited professional development opportunities; few resources to engage students; late course assignments; and low pay.
University Business sat down with Tony Bates, author of 11 books in the field of online learning and distance education, to hear his thoughts about the growing importance and necessity of online learning technologies -- including MOOCs -- to higher ed institutions.
New research on bullying at work on campus was conducted by Leah P. Hollis, president and lead consultant at diversity training and consulting group Patricia Berkly LLC with help from Clara Wajngurt, a professor of mathematics and computer science at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York.
After years of steep increases, higher education enrollments are slowing, almost across the board, and community colleges are taking the biggest hit in many states, with a decline of around 3 percent nationally.
The ministry and other policymakers in India recognize that the community college model can indeed prove highly relevant to addressing workforce needs -- and also highly relevant to transforming the lives of 600 million youth in India through expanded access to higher education.