News in brief
The latest higher education news and opinions.
The Obama administration announced a plan to increase the number of Pell grants distributed to students who need financial assistance in order to improve college completion rates. (Washington Post)
A professor gets focused on the semester ahead by picking three words to plan his time and classes: Learn, Experiment, Create. What are yours? (ProfHacker)
Low-income students who transfer from community colleges to four-year colleges are less likely to get a degree than are their wealthier peers, a new report shows. But in a sign of hope, their success varies dramatically by state and by college. (Hechinger Report)
The portion of tenured faculty has dropped to 30 percent and continues to shrink, down from nearly 60 percent in 1975. (Education Dive)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is pressuring public university presidents to show lofty employment results for psychology majors, one of the state’s most popular areas of study. (Inside Higher Ed)