Category: Higher Education

  • Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, except college students

    College students are fighting an uphill battle when defending themselves against accusations. Today, students accused of misconduct are subjected to long and invasive investigations   without the right to legal representation, to question witnesses, or to be presumed innocent until proven guilty — all basic due process procedures to which every student should be entitled. …

  • UNC system board discusses major changes in university governance

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 751: Division and debate cropped up to a greater degree than normal in a recent meeting of the University of North Carolina system’s Board of Governors. The fractious meeting had been sparked by concerns over the way board leaders and system President Margaret…

  • Board of Governors meets about meetings

    CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina Board of Governors is rethinking how it does business. A board subcommittee Oct. 4 held a “meeting to discuss meetings.” The BOG, which sets policies and approves university budgets, must meet at least six times a year. But those discussions…

  • Coding becomes a life skill for students

    RALEIGH — Move over, piano teachers. Take the bench, soccer coaches. Computer coding is on the rise as an after-school activity for Raleigh’s K-12 students. In recent years, coding has become associated with the infamous “skills gap,” and for good reason. More than 1 million tech jobs will go…

  • Spellings: Higher-ed challenges ID’d a decade ago persist

    CHAPEL HILL — More than 10 years after the Commission on the Future of Higher Education assessed the plight of American universities, experts say the problems they identified remain entrenched, and new challenges strains educators even further. In 2005, then-U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, now president of…