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What Motivates Good Teaching?

New study of faculty motivation for teaching says certain kinds of motivation -- intrinsic and believing that teaching is important -- are linked to use of best teaching practices, across institution types. Rewards and guilt appear to have no bearing on best practices.

Oxford academics launch world’s first ‘blockchain university’

A group of University of Oxford academics have launched the world’s first “blockchain university”, an Oxbridge-style institution that they describe as “Uber for students, Airbnb for academics”.

Eastern Michigan dropping four sports to save $2.4M

Eastern Michigan University announced Tuesday, March 20, that it will reduce its intercollegiate athletic program by four sports, effective at the end of the 2018 spring season, as part of an overall restructuring of its budget.

Trump furious over leak of warning to not congratulate Putin

White House chief of staff John Kelly also is furious that a confidential presidential briefing became public knowledge, a White House official said, and intends to address the matter Wednesday as aides try to figure out who disclosed the warning.

Super-agency the ‘go-to for how-to’ in English higher education

With public attention fixed on the Office for Students’ controversial first few months, the arrival of a second major new higher education body in England has largely gone unnoticed

ED forgives $322M in loans to help HBCUs recover from hurricanes

The U.S. Education Department is granting full forgiveness of $322 million in loans made to four historically black colleges and universities that suffered damage after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck the Gulf Coast in 2005.

Is leaving Facebook the only way to protect your data?

Allegations that research firm Cambridge Analytica misused the data of 50 million Facebook users have reopened the debate about how information on the social network is shared and with whom.