Higher Education News From Around The Web

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

We continue here our process of catching up with the Regents. Below are the audio recordings of the morning session of November 15, 2017.The session began with the full board, much of which was devoted to public comments. Comments include demands for removal of Regent Pattiz, possible cutbacks in retiree health care, concern about pay increases, mandatory overtime for nurses, past pension cuts, campus visits of regents, renewable energy, Pell grants, outsourcing of parking valets, provision of mental health care for students, status of DACA students, and fossil fuel divestment. Regent Pérez raised the issue of how items get on (Read more...)
Sat, Nov 18, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

BY LARRY CATÁ BACKER Once virtually everyone in the nation could look at the university and see in it the embodiment of a noble idea. Universities were the place where young adults were given an education (civic, social, and intellectual) to prepare them for the assumption of their roles in society. To that end, students… (Read more...)
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

We'll be catching up with the recent Regents meeting as time permits. The full audio for indefinite archiving has now been captured (it's trickier than you might think) and has to be edited to remove blank areas where there was no open session. Some of the editing has been done; other parts remain.In the interim, you probably know that there has been an investigation into UCOP and UC prez interference with a state audit. At the meeting of November 16, 2017, the Regents implemented some new procedures and required the UC president to make an apology - which she did.From (Read more...)
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

Westwood in 1949From the Bruin: Student leaders said at a town hall meeting Thursday they want to create a more representative and democratic council to represent Westwood.Westwood Forward, a student-run coalition that is also comprised of local homeowners and business owners, held a town hall meeting in Ackerman Union to address more than 45 members of the public about plans to subdivide the Westwood Neighborhood Council. The proposed North Westwood Neighborhood Council will serve those who live, work or own property near UCLA, the North Village and Westwood Village.The WWNC is the official adviser to the city on Westwood-related matters. (Read more...)
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

BY JOERG TIEDE Last month, the Board of Directors of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) issued a statement on shared governance. The statement delineates four principles “to help guide boards and those who work with them to achieve and support healthy and high-functioning shared governance”: Boards should commit to ensuring a broad… (Read more...)
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

BY AMY HAGOPIAN AND EVA CHERNIAVSKY Recent news reports confirm what we've suspected: hate crimes in the U.S. are up. (Hate crimes are those crimes that target people based on their race, religion, sexuality, disability, or national origin.) Last July, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported more than 940 potential bias incidents targeting Muslims just during… (Read more...)
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

American Historical Association sees 12 percent decline in openings, for fifth straight year of downward trend. (Read more...)
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Plan targets large endowments of private colleges and eliminates many deductions benefiting student loan borrowers and graduate students. (Read more...)
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Notre Dame's new practice of allowing “alternative resolutions” instead of the traditional Title IX hearings has worried campus advocates for survivors. (Read more...)
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

The new chancellor of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale has big plans to eliminate all departments across campus, in the name of “synergy” and cost savings. But many professors question his motives and doubt it's the right move. (Read more...)
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News