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Faculty Council tries to reach compromise with regents on guiding principle

The Faculty Council recommended new wording for items in the Board of Regents' Guiding Principles, a policy that has garnered extensive debate from regents and...
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Bill maintaining health care choices for CU employees moves forward

Legislation clarifying that the University of Colorado may continue to offer existing health plan choices to its classified employees passed its second reading...
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Stressed out? Smile – you're at work

No kidding: Students whose professors or teachers use humor in test instructions score 15 percent higher on those tests than students provided with straight...
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Guiding principles, presidential search go back to governance groups

Diversity was a central theme of last week's University of Colorado Board of Regents meeting as the elected officials discussed how to define the issue within...
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Flexibility legislation expected to be introduced next week

A Colorado Senate bill aimed at increasing flexibility for higher education, anticipated since the start of the current lawmakers' session at the Capitol,...
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Self-funded health plan study continues

While CU administrators continue to finalize moving to self-funding most health care benefits for employees, progress has been slowed somewhat by the state of...
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ISIS takes on student registration

Following Monday's pilot sessions that saw more than 500 students throughout the CU system register for fall classes, the new Integrated Student Information...
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Details of state budget command focus at the Capitol

The long appropriations bill, the main legislation that will determine the state's budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year, was introduced in the Colorado House of...
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General Assembly reaches halfway mark

If the Colorado General Assembly's 2010 session were a two-act play, it would be time for intermission, with audience members from the University of Colorado...
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Boulder celebrates faculty achievements in teaching

Photo/Caroline Seib Mary Ann Shea, center, co-hosted the first Celebration of Teaching event at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Friday, March 12. The...
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Educators share in serious fun at learning conference

Photo/Caroline Seib CU President Bruce D. Benson, second from left; his wife, Marcy Benson, center; and Mary Ann Shea, director of the President's Teaching...
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Five Questions for Leigh Holman

From 2006 to 2009, Leigh Holman served as director of the Opera Colorado Ensemble Artists, staging productions and developing the program's young artists...
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Faculty Council budget committee offers guide to approaching cuts

The systemwide Faculty Council's budget committee has developed a set of written guidelines aimed at protecting what its members value most as campuses...
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Higher ed budget, tuition flexibility generate fresh discussion

Funding to higher education was spared in Gov. Bill Ritter's most recent budget-balancing plan, which was announced on Thursday, Feb. 18. Still, universities...
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End of tax exemptions could prove helpful to higher education

Five weeks into this year's session, the Colorado General Assembly has introduced more than 300 bills, some of which continue to demand the attention of the...
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Boulder campus ready for its accreditation close-up

Once every 10 years for the past century, the University of Colorado at Boulder has undergone a seemingly routine but vital process: accreditation by the Highe...
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Faculty Council hears latest on early retirement incentives, dependent audit

The Faculty Council last week heard updates on the dependent benefit eligibility audit that's under way and an early retirement incentive that's under...
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Higher education flexibility bill launched, but changes likely

The bill aimed at giving higher education institutions greater flexibility in several state-regulated areas has been introduced in the Colorado Senate,...
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State Senate bill targets shortage of nursing teachers

A bill that would make the existing CollegeInvest nurse teacher loan forgiveness program more attractive to more students has passed its first hurdle in the...
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Health care, STEM education in CU spotlight as U.S. lawmakers convene

As delegates from Colorado and the rest of the country return to Capitol Hill this week, the University of Colorado's Office of Government Relations begins a...
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Five Questions for Patrick McTee

Patrick McTee loves to give away money. It's not that he's independently wealthy — he passes cash from other entities to worthy students at the University of...
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Lessons on leadership miles above the planet

In space, where friends are few and far between, the astronaut reached out to shake a man's hand. And the astronaut's boss didn't like it.

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