Higher Education News From Around The Web

Here are the latest stories from higher education blogs around the web:
 

Mary Baldwin College is starting a bachelor of arts program in autism studies and applied behavior analysis. (Read more...)
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Buffalo State failed to investigate an alleged sexual assault or respond to a female athlete's requests, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights found. The findings of investigators reconfirm college's obligations to investigate off-campus incidents, the department's former civil rights chief says. (Read more...)
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Despite slow start, open-access digital scholarship publisher expects to publish first works this year. (Read more...)
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

NCAA president and Board of Governors had pledged to act quickly on recommendations to reform men's basketball after federal officials revealed a scheme to steer recruits to certain colleges in exchange for cash. (Read more...)
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

New study says economics textbooks underrepresent women in both real-life and imagined examples -- and that fixing that could help attract more women to the field. (Read more...)
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Jerry Brown's terms as governor have been bad for CSU and UC funding. The doubling of tuition revenues has not actually made up for the state cuts followed by small annual increases. In the UC case, campuses also need to find another $700 million a year for pension costs they didn't have ten years ago, and additional money for buildings that the state doesn't build anymore. For the math behind our Lost Decade, see the last six paragraphs of "A Faculty Overview of the UC Budget--Tenth Anniversary Edition."Last week, Brown gave CSU and UC even less than (Read more...)
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Remaking the University

 

The UCPath payroll system, which has featured repeated delays and large cost overruns, is now in place at ASUCLA. It was due originally to replace the local system at UCLA as a whole, but was confined initially to just ASUCLA to see what happened. Details can be found in the Bruin:http://dailybruin.com/2018/01/18/ucpath-program-launches-at-asucla-digitalizing-uc-payroll-system/ (Read more...)
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

UC statement on government's push for Supreme Court ruling on DACAUC Office of the President, Tuesday, January 16, 2018The University of California looks forward to defending the federal district court injunction on appeal. U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup's order rightly rests on the correct application of settled legal principles, which do not permit an agency such as the Department of Homeland Security to act based on a mistaken view of the law. Judge Alsup correctly recognized that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was a lawful exercise of enforcement discretion and rejected the government's argument to the (Read more...)
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

See:"WNBA All-Star guard Layshia Clarendon has filed a civil lawsuit against the regents of the University of California, alleging she was sexually assaulted by ... a longtime Cal-Berkeley athletic department employee.The suit, filed Wednesday "...http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/22136438/layshia-clarendon-alleges-sexual-assault-lawsuit-cal-employeeAnd at SJ Merc:https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/17/layshia-clarendon-says-she-was-sexually-assaulted-as-cal-student-athlete/___And (Likely a coincidence, but is there any relationship to uc regents chair Kieffer in this firm pick?):Cal hires firm to assist in AD searchhttps://www.sfchronicle.com/collegesports/article/Cal-hires-firm-to-assist-in-AD-search-12504876.php-Cal hires Witt/Kieffer to find our next athletic directorThe campus coming to terms with? This:UC "Berkeley to pay $238M of Cal Athletics debt from stadium renovations"http://www.dailycal.org/2018/01/17/central-campus-take-chunk-cal-athletics-debt/____The gov said tuition increase was not part of the deal Chron says it (Read more...)
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Cloudminder

 

BY HANK REICHMAN The following is the abstract describing a report issued this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research, “Do School Spending Cuts Matter? Evidence from the Great Recession,” by C. Kirabo Jackson, Cora Wigger, Heyu Xiong (bold face added): Audits of public school budgets routinely find evidence of waste. Also, recent evidence… (Read more...)
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Academe Blog