Dana College to Close

Dana College, which had been struggling financially, announced this spring that it was in negotiations for sale to a for-profit corporation. This summer, the Higher Learning Commission informed the College that the HLC would not renew Dana's accreditation if the sale were to go through. Dana has therefore announced its closure.

Nebraska State Conference Website: Best of 2010

Best State Conference Website 2010

The website was developed last summer by Bill McClung and Sarah Kelen; the web hosting has been funded by a 2009 Development Grant by the ASC. We hope this website has been helpful in keeping both members and non-members informed about issues that matter in Nebraska higher education.

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AAUP Summer Institute, San Diego, July 29-August 1

Registration is now open for the 2010 Summer Institute, to be held at San Diego State University. Topics include analyzing your institution's financial statements, fostering diversity in faculty leadership, strengthening shared governance, and more. You can find information and register on the national AAUP website.

Hastings College President, Ralph S. Brown Award Winner, to Retire

Hastings College President Phil Dudley, winner of the national 2005 Ralph S. Brown Award of the AAUP, has announced his retirement.

2009-2010 Report on the Economic Status of the Profession

This week, AAUP members should have have received copies of No Refuge, this year's AAUP Report on the Economic Status of the Profession.

Faculty to Have Voice in Advisory Board to UNL Innovation Campus

Thanks to an amendment introduced by NU Regent Tim Clare, the Articles of Incorporation for UNL's Innovation Campus now specify that faculty have a formal voice on an advisory board.

Annual State Conference Meeting 4/17/10

The annual Nebraska State Conference AAUP meeting will be 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17th on the Nebraska Wesleyan University Campus in Lincoln.

Spring 2010 Newsletter Now Online

The Spring 2010 issue of The Nebraska Professor is now online. Click the Newsletters tab above.

Iowa Cuts Tuition Grant

Budget cuts by the Iowa legislature have hit the Iowa Tuition Grant fund, reducing by $2 million the amount of money available to in-state students attending Iowa’s private colleges.

Dana College sells to for-profit corporation

After years of financial pressure, Dana College in Blair, NE will be sold to a newly created for-profit entity, the Dana Education Corporation. DEC has stated that it plans to maintain the tenure system (unusual in for-profit higher education).

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