Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 9:10pm
Southern University is switching to a four-day class week in January by doing away with Friday courses. Chancellor James Llorens tells The Advocate the university is making the switch to save on utility costs in buildings and to free up more time on Friday for student advising and faculty office hours.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 6:00pm
The Daily Chronicle sent a Freedom of Information Act request to The State Universities Retirement System asking for the monthly pension amount for people who have worked at some point in their careers for Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 5:54pm
All last week, students at Smith College were buzzing over a rumor that the school was going completely vegetarian and locavore. There were protests and counter-protests, with slogans chalked on walkways. There was a Twitter feed that caught the attention of VegNews, “America’s premier vegan lifestyle magazine.’’ At a student government meeting, the dining services manager came under attack: How did she expect students to pass their midterms without coffee?
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 5:53pm
A California State University faculty leader is suing the CSU in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that administrators broke the state's public disclosure laws this year by failing to reveal that the salary approved by trustees for the new president of Cal Poly was above the maximum published amount for that job.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 6:48pm
Business scholar Steven Maranville left a tenured appointment with the University of Houston to teach at Utah Valley University two years ago, but officials fired him after a one-year probationary period when they concluded his teaching did not suit their students.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 4:52pm
Central Washington University President James Gaudino will earn $500,000 in incentive pay if he stays with the university for five more years, under a contract renewal approved this month by the school's trustees.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 9:59pm
Is there a foolproof recipe for academic success? Philip Altbach and Jamil Salmi, the co-authors of “The Road to Academic Excellence,” a new study of what makes for a “world-class research university,” suggest there just might be.