Higher Education News From Around The Web

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

UCLA has been named the No. 2 public university in the United States and the 12th best in the world — public or private — in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.The rankings, which were issued Aug. 15, use six criteria to measure excellence, including number of alumni and faculty winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, papers published in the journals Nature and Science, papers listed in major citation indices and the per capita academic performance of an institution.Besides UCLA, two University of California campuses placed in the top 15: UC (Read more...)
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

Brandon Busteed, the executive director for education and workforce development at Gallup, wrote a stimulating and thought provoking op ed earlier this month. The article's title captured Busteed's summary opinion: It's Time for Elite Universities to Lead in Non-Elite Ways. Mr. Busteed argued that America's colleges and universities have traditionally followed the lead of America's… (Read more...)
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

Eastern Michigan University displays banners of 108 of its international students on campus as part of a national campaign to convey “You Are Welcome Here.” (Read more...)
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Study finds adherence to gender norms around femininity is linked to gender disparities in selection of programs of study. (Read more...)
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

University touts new deal to train for IT outsourcing firm's U.S. hiring push, but faculty balk at lack of control over curriculum. (Read more...)
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Elite colleges need to change policies to recruit, admit and graduate talented low-income students, report says. It calls out some by name. (Read more...)
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Professor found guilty of sexual harassment will return to San Jose State this month to teach trauma counseling. Students plan to protest. (Read more...)
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

See:And:http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/aug16.17.html (Read more...)
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

Apparently, this (below) is the plan at UC-Berkeley in case demonstrations over speakers get out of hand: [Question: Is there one for UCLA and the other UC campuses?]From the NY Times: After a planned speech in February by the right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos attracted demonstrators who started fires and shattered windows, the University of California, Berkeley realized it had a major hole in its event planning.“We did not have enough police officers,” said Dan Mogulof, assistant vice chancellor for public affairs at Berkeley.So beginning this semester, student groups hosting large events are required to inform the college at least eight (Read more...)
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

Thousands march to promote unity, retracing route white supremacists took Friday. (Read more...)
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News