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The World's Best Universities For Employment In 2016

It’s great to attend university to delve deeply into a field of study that you’re passionate about. But, at the end of the day, it’s also helpful to know that when you finish your years of higher education at a reputable institution, you will emerge with a degree that will give you a good chance of securing a job. ...




Ball State Wins AASCU Award for Community-Based Program

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has selected the “Schools Within the Context of Community” (SCC) program at Ball State University (IN) to receive the 2016 Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award. ...




Wallace Announces Seven Universities to Participate in 47 Million Dollar Initiative

The Wallace Foundation Jessica Schwartz 212-251-9711
 
The Hatcher Group Angie Cannon 301-656-0348
 
 Wallace Announces Seven Universities to Participate in $47-Million Initiative to Improve How Aspiring Principals Are Trained, and Share What is Learned with the Broader Field
 
Universities to redesign programs in collaboration with their states and local school districts
 
New York City (October 13, 2016) – The Wallace Foundation has selected seven universities and their state and district partners to participate in a new $47-million initiative to develop models over the next four years for improving university principal preparation programs and to examine state policy to see if it could be strengthened to encourage higher-quality training statewide. ...




Rather Than Resisting Higher Expectations, Teachers Colleges Are Driving Them

The New York Times editorial “Help Teachers Before They Get to Class” (October 15) repeats outdated canards about teacher preparation that are as misguided as the new federal regulations celebrated in the editorial. Far from resisting higher expectations, teachers colleges are driving them. ...




Diversity in College Faculty Just as Important as Student Body

In order for colleges and universities to truly prepare students for the real world, these places of higher learning need to cultivate diverse populations. There is a lot of attention placed on the changing face of college students but I feel that for college campuses to truly remain effective long term, diversity in faculty needs to be a paramount concern. ...




Diversifying the University Faculty

The diversity of college and university faculties has been a subject of discussion, debate, and priority for several decades—particularly since the 1960s, when equity in higher education became a national priority as a result of the civil rights movement. ...




The Importance of Promoting Faculty Diversity in Higher Education

Faculty Diversity Has Become a Popular Topic
 
Diversity in higher education has recently been a popular news media topic. On many campuses around the country, diversity-related issues—and especially faculty diversity—have led to student protests and demands for “ending systemic and structural racism on campus. ...




UO President Schill considering a recommendation on hiring and retaining black faculty

A University of Oregon panel has sent a recommendation to UO President Michael Schill on ways to hire and retain more black faculty.
 
The working group of three administrators, a faculty member and a graduate student are recommending that Schill and Provost Scott Coltrane develop a predoctoral fellowship program that would inform students working for a doctorate about the UO’s values and encourage black predoctoral students to apply to work at the university. ...




University of Michigan rolling out diversity, inclusion plan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A vice provost has been selected to serve as the University of Michigan's first chief diversity officer as part of broader efforts to improve diversity on campus, the school's president announced Wednesday.Robert Sellers' appointment will go before the school's Board of Regents on Oct. ...




Moneyball for College Professors?

Is there a better way to hire and evaluate professors? For decades university academics have argued that their research matters, but no one’s really been keeping track of their influence systemically.
 
Maybe we should do that. So argues John Yoo and a colleague in a recent paper. ...