Changes are in the works for a controversial program at Texas A&M University that relies on anonymous student evaluations to award professors cash bonuses of up to $10,000. While the program is systemwide, the changes would apply at the flagship campus, in College Station, only.
Dreamed up by Yale University students in a college apartment, a company called Higher One has spent the last decade gaining a unique foothold in academe. Despite some student complaints about its fees, Higher One is now the go-to distributor of financial aid reimbursements for many institutions across the country. But the company has not earned its market share without raising questions.
The Law School receives the top spot in a "Best Career Prospects" list.
PHILADELPHIA –- Scott Stimpfel, a doctoral student in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will receive the 2010 Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Manhattan Institute on Nov. 4 at the Princeton Club in New York for co-founding and serving as the executive director of Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities.
Trish Williams, dean of the W.E.B.
Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses curricula at historically black colleges and universities.
Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education authors a blog on the public discourse surrounding historically black colleges and universities.
Daniel Romer of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on a controversy involving the teaching of R-rated films in high schools.
PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania have linked the cell structure of the retina to the light and dark contrasts of the natural world, demonstrating the likelihood that the neural pathways humans use for seeing are adapted to best capture the world around us.