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A Pricey - And Familiar - Perk For New UMass Head

The University of Massachusetts has promised its new president, Robert Caret, a sabbatical of up to one year at his full presidential salary when he steps down, a controversial perk like the one awarded to his predecessor, Jack Wilson.

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Bill Would Limit Public Information Requests Of Professors

In Virginia, the attorney general, skeptical of global warming, tried to use his subpoena powers to build a fraud case against a climatology professor.

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Rutgers University Faculty Calls For Cuts To Athletic Department Subsidies

Battered by budget and salary cuts, the faculty at Rutgers University’s school of the Arts and Sciences overwhelmingly supported a resolution today that called for cutting university subsidies to the athletic department and giving students a voice in how their money is spent.

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U. Of Iowa, Fondled Ex-Student Settle

The University of Iowa has agreed to a $130,000 settlement with a former student who was pressured to let a troubled political science professor fondle her in exchange for a higher grade, her lawyer told The Associated Press Wednesday.

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Higher Education Cuts Hurt Faculty Retention At U of Washington

The University of Washington has long relied on its reputation for excellence in education and research. But that reputation could soon be at risk.

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Pearson Launches Online Workforce Education to Address Skills Shortage in High Demand, Industry-Based Jobs

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, today launched a comprehensive suite of online workforce training courses for community colleges, four-year postsecondary and private sector institutions. The announcement was made at the American Association of Community Colleges' 19th Annual Workforce Development Institute in Miami.

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12 Percent Increase In State Higher Education Funding Goes To Pensions

llinois’ 12 percent increase in higher education spending this year isn’t going to benefit students. Instead, the additional funding for fiscal 2012 is going into the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) to address its underfunded pension program.

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Faculty Nixes No-Confidence Vote In Penn St. Board

Penn State faculty members have rejected a vote of no-confidence in the university's board of trustees.

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New Teacher Center Deploys GoingOn to Enhance Participation, Outcomes & Increase Engagement in e-Mentoring Program

GoingOn Networks and New Teacher Center (NTC) recently announced that NTC has implemented GoingOn’s Academic Engagement Network in support of its e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS) program. The GoingOn platform provides a more effective, modern environment where new teachers can foster connections and better communicate with others in the program, share resources and participate in online workshops, as a way of advancing high quality math, science and special education instruction.

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Louisiana State U Delays Vote On Tweaking Grading System

The Louisiana State University Faculty Senate has delayed a vote on switching to a new student grading system to give the matter further study. The Advocate reports some faculty members complained about the lack of time to discuss the plan prior to Thursday's scheduled vote, while others pointed out that the change would cost the university money during a time of state budget cuts to colleges.

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