Higher Education News From Around The Web

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

Enrollment Declines, Transfer Barriers: Community College Presidents' Survey Inside Higher Ed's annual Survey of Community College Presidents finds institutional leaders dealing with declining enrollments and concerns over the future of their profession. (Read more...)
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Cautioning that the event is not an anti-Trump protest, supporters of the March for Science plan to take a more vocal role in advocating for support of research and inquiry. (Read more...)
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

BY HANK REICHMAN In 2012 voters in Alameda County (including this blogger), across the bay from San Francisco, approved Measure B, a parcel tax, to provide the Peralta Community College District, which has campuses in Berkeley, Alameda and Oakland, an extra $8 million each year. The funds were designated to “support affordable college education including:… (Read more...)
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

In the same spirit as that WaPo Op Ed by Hill pointed to earlier, see:http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-berkeley-sexual-harassment-20170418-story.htmlThe Bill O'Reilly case shows how much Fox News and UC Berkeley have (horrors!) in common______Yes there is a latest round of a high profile talker at Berkeley cancellation, non cancellation 'news clippings' to pull from but that likely only makes some speaking gig agents, PR folks better off. Instead, let's consider this post by someone the new incoming UC Berkeley Chancellor (C. Christ) who called his idea on college funding "dangerous" and the Dean of UC Berkeley School of Education called him an (Read more...)
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

Bruin Editorial: UCLA should use Luskin Conference Center for hotel management programThe opening of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center came with a proclamation from Chancellor Gene Block: The center would “serve our Bruin Community with distinction.” Nine months and $3.7 million in losses later, the promised benefits for students are almost nonexistent.This is the center's first year in operation, so the monetary losses aren't surprising. But they are troubling, especially considering the occupancy numbers for the past fiscal year revealed that barely any of the bookings for rooms came from students.If UCLA really wants to serve the entire (Read more...)
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

BY RYAN RIDEAU Guest blogger Ryan Rideau is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Higher Education program at Virginia Tech. I am currently working on my dissertation that examines the experiences of non-tenure track faculty members of color at predominantly White institutions of higher education. I am seeking participants for this dissertation. Participation in this study… (Read more...)
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

From the Bruin:The director of a UCLA child care center was placed on an indefinite leave last week and replaced by an interim director.Moises Roman, who was the director of the Krieger Center in the UCLA Early Care and Education program, will be replaced by Sue Ballentine, announced Brad Erickson, the executive director of Campus Service Enterprises. Erickson said he would not specify why Roman was put on leave because of confidentiality laws.Ballentine, who has worked for the ECE for 18 years, will immediately take over Roman's role as interim director, Erickson said in an email statement. She served as (Read more...)
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

Central European University may have been saved from closure this month by the crowds that went into the streets to defend it. The threat comes from new licensing requirements that could keep CEU from operating legally in Hungary. The president of this private, English-language university, established by George Soros, Michael Ignatieff, deliberately stirred up public concern by posting analyses of the new regulations along with calls for general support. The effort culminated in a widely covered press conference where he stated that a vindictive government was putting the University's existence at risk. It's rare to see university heads trying (Read more...)
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Source: Remaking the University

 

Everyone knows that money plays a major role in students' college enrollment decisions. How big a role? According to a recent study by Royall & Co., the enrollment management and alumni fundraising arm of EAB, “almost one-fifth of students who were admitted to their top choice of college or university in 2016 but decided not… (Read more...)
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

BY ERNST BENJAMIN Ernst Benjamin served the AAUP as general secretary (1984-1994) and in several other roles. A former Wayne State University faculty member, he is the author of numerous articles on academic freedom and other higher education issues and has edited three books, most recently Academic Collective Bargaining (with Michael Mauer). Discussions of threats to… (Read more...)
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Source: Academe Blog