Morale Low at Mizzou; Many Blame Chancellor

[ad_1] Many faculty members at the University of Missouri view Chancellor Mun Choi as responsible for their low morale, according to a report released Thursday by the campus Faculty Council, The Missouri Independent reported. The report was based on a survey, to which 547 faculty responded. Respondents were asked to rank Choi in various areas, … Read more

What Schools Miss When They’re Missing Relationship Data

[ad_1] Last month, a new study in Nature revealed a key predictor of economic mobility: connectedness. Specifically, researchers at Opportunity Insights found that relationships with higher-income students dramatically improved low-income students’ chances of upward mobility in adulthood, even more than traditional success metrics like school quality. The Opportunity Insights team garnered praise for the sheer … Read more

New Physics E-Book Helps High School and College Students Explore Mechanics Concepts Using Video Analysis

[ad_1] BEAVERTON, Oregon — To support high school and college physics instruction, Vernier Science Education has released Vernier Video Analysis: Conservation Laws and Forces. This new e-book, which features 12 hands-on investigations that use the award-winning Vernier Video Analysis® app, helps students explore mechanics topics beyond basic motion, such as conservation of energy and conservation of … Read more

Professor Fired for Alleged Threat to ‘Kill All White People’ Is Named Interim Provost of Troubled College

[ad_1] Mark McPhail, a tenured professor and administrator who was abruptly fired from Indiana University Northwest last year after an administrator accused him of having said “the solution to racism is to kill all white people,” was recently appointed interim provost of Linfield University, in McMinnville, Ore. Linfield’s administration has been under fire from its … Read more

Ohio Supreme Court Won’t Hear Oberlin Appeal

[ad_1] The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review a lower court’s ruling that Oberlin College must pay $36 million to a nearby bakery, reported. Without issuing any statements, the court voted 4 to 3 not to hear an appeal. The vote was along party lines, with all four Republican justices voting with the … Read more

Alabama’s Huntsville College Preparatory School Selects Discovery Education to Support the Creation of Individualized Academic Experiences for All Students

[ad_1] Charlotte, NC — Alabama’s Huntsville College Preparatory School (HCPS) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Education, the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through this new collaboration, HCPS’s educators gain access to an award-winning suite of digital resources supporting the school’s mission to provide students with … Read more

Florida Lawmakers Enacted an Intellectual-Diversity Survey. Students Weren’t Interested.

[ad_1] Last year Florida enacted a law requiring an annual survey of public-university students and employees to assess the climate of intellectual diversity on their campuses. Some faculty members criticized the effort from the start, calling it an attempt by the state’s Republican legislators and governor, Ron DeSantis, to gin up support for the claim … Read more

Furor Over Mascot at U of South Carolina

[ad_1] Sir Big Spur is the name of the rooster who has attended University of South Carolina athletics events since 1999. Actually there have been six Sir Big Spurs, who have been brought to games by Mary Snelling, and her husband, Ron Albertelli. An article in The Post and Courier discusses their anger over Beth and … Read more

College’s Use of Exam-Proctoring Software to ‘Scan’ Rooms Violated Privacy Rights, Judge Finds

[ad_1] Colleges can’t tap into a student’s webcam to scan the room around them during remote exams. That was the ruling of a federal judge in Ohio this week, who found that the practice—a feature of remote-proctoring services that caught on during the pandemic—amounts to an unconstitutional invasion of privacy. The case involves a student … Read more