Featured Institution

Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX 79699
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ACU is a vibrant, innovative, Christ-centered community that engages students in authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, equipping them to make a real difference in the world.

Student Enrollment

4,295

Type

Private not-for-profit

Featured Associations

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

AAUP is a nonprofit membership association of faculty and other academic professionals. The mission of AAUP is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards; and to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals and those engaged in teaching and research.

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National Association of American Veterans (NAAV)

NAAV assists the severely wounded warriors, especially single parent service members, military caregivers, disabled veterans and their families by helping them access their benefits, improving communications and coordination for veterans and collaborating among health agencies, medical professional, organizations, educational organization and the general public.

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Advice & News

July 10, 2020

The abrupt economic peril and suboptimal circumstances resulting from the coronavirus pandemic should mean fewer job postings. Employers across almost all industries are taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to hiring. While it's true that job postings on HigherEdJobs are down more than 30 percent based on total openings compared to this time last year, most of the decline is for administrative staff positions. In comparison, full- and part-time faculty job postings are down by only 6 percent.

July 9, 2020

"University officials' ineffective statements in response to the recent murders of Black people mirror ethical relativism decorated as civility," writes Leslie Ekpe is a Ph.D. student at Texas Christian University. "To stand in solidarity with the Black community is not just a moment of unity, but a call for action to dismantle structural racism." In a letter to university officials, she calls for better listening, thoughtful language, and less talk, more action.

July 7, 2020

University endowments in the United States are as old as the institutions themselves. They exist in order to provide core support for the long term -- to provide ongoing stability. However, endowments have drawn a lot of criticism from the public. Some say schools with the largest ones shouldn't charge tuition, and others argue that universities should not seek a maximum return on their investments. A former college president refutes those arguments, explaining the value of endowments and some of the nuances that may be overlooked.