Notes in the Margins: Grading, women’s colleges and Canada’s minorities

Are Women’s Colleges Still Needed? One Small University Debates Admitting Men (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via University Business)

Canada Grapples With Adapting to Minority Needs As Canadian universities adjust to the country’s increasingly multicultural population, one area that has been especially difficult has been accommodating religious differences and needs. (The New York Times)

Can This Online Course Get Me a Job? New Service Aims to Help Navigate Sea of Web Classes With Links to Explicit Employment Opportunities (The Wall Street Journal)

More Cal State campuses are considering ‘student success fees’ Four additional schools could charge students $200 to $500 per semester for more class offerings, counseling. But critics say they are a way to shift costs without raising tuition. (Los Angeles Times)

Syracuse professors differ on how to fix undergraduate grading system A public affairs professor, Bill Coplin wants professors to emphasize life skills instead of scholarly lessons. A philosophy and political science professor, Lawrence Thomas thinks classes should still emphasize scholarly work but take the grad school approach, where open-ended writing takes precedent over exams and grades. (USA Today)