Learning mindfulness techniques can help professionals master the soft skills employers are demanding, writes Stanford Graduate School of Business instructor Leah Weiss. Mindfulness can improve focus, creativity and problem-solving skills, Weiss asserts.
When evaluating faculty, students comment more often on female professors' appearance than on male professors' appearance, and students refer to females more often as "teachers" rather than professors, a new study finds. Researchers say the data show that institutions need to revamp evaluation systems to eliminate any bias in promotion or tenure decisions.
Temple University will name its new library after trustee Steve Charles, who contributed $10 million toward construction of the $170 million building. The gift from Charles, a 1980 graduate of the university, will create an endowment to pay for such expenses as hiring staff, purchasing collections and supporting technology, the school said.
Graduate students seeking a tenure-track position at a community college should emphasize their teaching experience and be prepared to demonstrate those skills, writes Melissa Dennihy, an assistant professor at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York. Candidates also should be prepared to collaborate with other faculty and learn about campus student demographics, she recommends.
A new study shows that six-year graduation rates for black male student-athletes at schools in the Power Five conferences in the NCAA Division I lag behind those of both nonblack student-athletes and black male nonathlete undergraduates. Researcher Shaun Harper says colleges and universities need to offer more assistance to such students to help them succeed.
Community-college students make up about 17% of international undergraduate students studying in the US, according to new data from the Institute of International Education. Community-college leaders say the students account for a small but important part of their tuition income.
Recent State Department data show a 17% decrease in the number of F-1 visas issued to foreign students seeking to study at US colleges. The data show the largest decline in visa approvals last year were for students from China and India.
The European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation will affect US colleges and universities and could result in millions of dollars in fines if violated, some higher-education experts say. The new rules, set to take effect on May 25, require institutions to protect personal data of those interacting with the institution, but some experts say many colleges and universities are not prepared.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association brought in record revenue of more than $1 billion in 2017. This analysis shows where past revenue has been distributed to colleges and universities, with the lion's share going to the Big Ten Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference which, in turn, disburse payments to specific schools.
The federal government has sole oversight over contractors that service student loans, according to guidance released by the US Department of Education. "State regulation of the servicing of the Federal Family Education Loan Program is preempted to the extent that it undermines uniform administration of the program," the department wrote.