Faculty

12 Percent Increase In State Higher Education Funding Goes To Pensions

llinois’ 12 percent increase in higher education spending this year isn’t going to benefit students. Instead, the additional funding for fiscal 2012 is going into the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) to address its underfunded pension program.

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Faculty Nixes No-Confidence Vote In Penn St. Board

Penn State faculty members have rejected a vote of no-confidence in the university's board of trustees.

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New Teacher Center Deploys GoingOn to Enhance Participation, Outcomes & Increase Engagement in e-Mentoring Program

GoingOn Networks and New Teacher Center (NTC) recently announced that NTC has implemented GoingOn’s Academic Engagement Network in support of its e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS) program. The GoingOn platform provides a more effective, modern environment where new teachers can foster connections and better communicate with others in the program, share resources and participate in online workshops, as a way of advancing high quality math, science and special education instruction.

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Louisiana State U Delays Vote On Tweaking Grading System

The Louisiana State University Faculty Senate has delayed a vote on switching to a new student grading system to give the matter further study. The Advocate reports some faculty members complained about the lack of time to discuss the plan prior to Thursday's scheduled vote, while others pointed out that the change would cost the university money during a time of state budget cuts to colleges.

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Calif State U Sacramento President Outlines Campuswide Initiative

California State University, Sacramento, President Alexander Gonzalez announced a new initiative for the university during his Spring Address on Thursday, though he offered few specifics.

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Report: More Officials Oppose Central Michigan University Leadership

More Central Michigan University officials are indicating displeasure with campus leadership, the college’s student newspaper reports.

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14 Laid Off From North Dakota State U Science Center After Loss Of Federal Funding

Vice president Phil Boudjouk says the departure dates for the employees varies from two weeks to three months, depending on their jobs and transition of projects. More than 40 researchers will continue working for the center.

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Louisiana State U Eyes Grading Change

LSU may soon switch to a new student grading system that awards different scores for “plus and minus” letter grades in classes.

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Professors Lecture Lawmakers On Higher Ed Issues

One day after the General Assembly opened, 36 professors and 12 students from colleges and universities in Virginia came to the Capitol to encourage legislators to better meet higher education’s financial and policy needs.

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Central Michigan University Faculty Contract Details Released

Central Michigan University officials are releasing more information about the faculty’s new three-year contract.

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