Students Can Get College Credit for Life Experience

Add one more thing to the list of tasks that colleges can outsource.

This time, it’s assessing “experiential learning”—that is, the skills students have gained in the workplace and other life trials—and determining how many credit […]

Where the Engineering Jobs Are

Eventually, Karin Hwang wants to reengineer injured human brains. But right now she’s intent on launching her first invention, a device for use by expectant mothers that detects signs the baby may arrive […]

A College Degree, 55 Years and an Era in the Making

As she prepares for her commencement at the University of North Texas here on Saturday, Burlyce Sherrell Logan can still hear the words the institution’s president spoke at her freshman welcoming ceremony.

‘There are […]

Push for Higher Education Plan Comes to Shove for a University Chancellor

At the end of a turbulent week in Texas higher education, the circumstances of the chancellors of the state’s two largest university systems stand in stark contrast.

On Tuesday, Mike McKinney, chancellor of the […]

Colleges Find New Ways to Tap Into Mobile Tech

The State University of New York at Stony Brook’ new mobile app gives campus tours anytime, even when regular tours aren’t operating.  The free app is available for iPhones or for phones running on Googles’s […]

State’s Top Universities Offer New Opportunity

To lawmakers — at least those who know about it — the addition tacked onto an omnibus public education accountability bill in the 2009 legislative session is known as the “Doogie Howser” or […]

Law School Chances: LSAT vs. GPA

How exactly do admissions officers weigh your LSAT score and GPA? Well, it’s complicated.

LSAC’s website will help you calculate your chances at various law schools. It uses each law school’s “admissions index” (a formula […]

Pitzer College in California Adds Major in Secularism

Colleges and universities have long offered majors in religion or theology. But with more and more people now saying they have no religion, one college has decided to be the first to offer […]