The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Thu, 28 May 2015 08:14:13 EDT <![CDATA[Video: Lessons From a Competency-Based Education Experiment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230435/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Lessons-From-a/230435/ Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University, explains his vision of competency-based education and what has surprised him from his college's own experiment.

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Thu, 28 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fraternities’ Ranks Swell at a Time of Intense Public Scrutiny]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230443/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fraternities-Ranks-Swell-at/230443/ Despite a rash of bad behavior, Greek organizations thrive in part because their insurance policies help them pass liability on to others.

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Thu, 28 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Students Are Disowned Over Sexuality or Gender, Some Colleges Lend Them a Hand]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230401/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Students-Are-Disowned/230401/ Officials at the colleges have established emergency funds for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students whose families cut them off financially after they come out.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 04:55:26 EDT
<![CDATA[On Being Undocumented]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230243/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-Being-Undocumented/230243/ Eighteen recipients of TheDream.US scholarships share their stories and thoughts on college.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Finds Little Evidence Servicers Are Failing Troops]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230403/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Finds-Little/230403/ The agency's findings stand in stark contrast to the results of a Department of Justice audit, which found widespread denial of benefits by one servicer.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230355/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/230355/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[College Admissions, Frozen in Time]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230363/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Admissions-Frozen-in/230363/ In an era of innovation, higher education clings to an age-old system fueled by debatable metrics.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2 Rivals in College-Application Industry Chart New Courses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230341/ http://chronicle.com/article/2-Rivals-in/230341/ The Common Application is redefining its mission. CollegeNet Inc. is planning for a new shared application that selective colleges will use.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 04:57:21 EDT
<![CDATA[‘End of the World’? Knight Commission Hears 3 Visions for Stabilizing College Sports]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230267/ http://chronicle.com/article/End-of-the-World-Knight/230267/ The group convened a panel of experts to discuss how some of the looming challenges for intercollegiate athletics could be resolved.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 04:56:27 EDT
<![CDATA[A Positive Stereotype Both Helps and Harms Asian-American Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230265/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Positive-Stereotype-Both/230265/ As Asian-Americans debate affirmative action, a scholar says a reputation for diligence secures some favorable treatment in high school while obscuring others' struggles.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 04:55:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Readies Debt-Forgiveness Plan for Ex-Corinthian Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230269/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Readies/230269/ Consumer groups push for blanket relief, but the agency, wary of setting a potentially costly precedent, leans toward an individualized process.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tensions Persist as UVa Board Prepares to Extend President’s Contract]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230247/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tensions-Persist-as-UVa-Board/230247/ Teresa Sullivan battles continuing crises and perceptions of a vague agenda.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Scrutiny Intensifies, For-Profit Colleges Face Threats on Several Fronts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230215/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Scrutiny-Intensifies/230215/ The institutions now count President Obama, the Department of Education, congressmen, state attorneys general, and several government agencies among their critics.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: At Sweet Briar, a Bittersweet Commencement]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230183/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-At-Sweet-Briar-a/230183/ Sadness tinges the joy of graduating seniors at what is likely to be the last graduation day at the Virginia women's college. 

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Sun, 17 May 2015 11:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Company Behind Online 2-Year College Sues the Accreditor That Shut It Down]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230191/ http://chronicle.com/article/Company-Behind-Online-2-Year/230191/ Ivy Bridge Education accuses the Higher Learning Commission of conducting a "witch hunt" against nontraditional education providers.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Ending the Two-Tiered Student-Loan System Would Help Struggling Borrowers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230155/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Ending-the-Two-Tiered/230155/ The bank-based lending system is being phased out, but millions of students have seen their default problems exacerbated by steep collection costs.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Strive to Meet Demand for a More Hands-On Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230189/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Strive-to-Meet-Demand/230189/ The University of Georgia and others are making experiential learning central to their curricula.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet a Trustee Who Serves 2 Masters: a Small Liberal-Arts College and a Sprawling University System]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230165/ http://chronicle.com/article/Meet-a-Trustee-Who-Serves-2/230165/ A board member who serves at both a small college and a large university system says their gap in size isn't as important as you might think.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Concern Over Student-Loan Servicers Grows, a Watchdog Steps Up Scrutiny]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230161/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Concern-Over-Student-Loan/230161/ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has been monitoring the companies since last March, will seek more information on how they are serving borrowers.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[A Wave of Hispanic Students Reshapes a Historically Black College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230157/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Wave-of-Hispanic-Students/230157/ In Texas, Huston-Tillotson University and its peers look to protect their identities while courting a booming Latino population.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Historically Black University Embraces an International Future]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230163/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Historically-Black/230163/ Delaware State University has expanded beyond its traditional student population by attracting more students from around the world.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[LSU Chancellor Fights Budget Cuts With Candor and Swagger]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230109/ http://chronicle.com/article/LSU-Chancellor-Fights-Budget/230109/ F. King Alexander is gaining a reputation as an outspoken advocate of higher education — even when that means facing off with conservative politicians.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How One Athletic Dept. Looks to Resolve Its Cost-of-Attendance Quandary]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230081/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-Athletic-Dept-Looks/230081/ North Carolina State University weighs reallocating money from the NCAA’s Student Assistance Fund to stay competitive in recruiting.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 04:55:41 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230049/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/230049/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Heard on My Recent Book Tour: Frustration and Doubt About Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230009/ http://chronicle.com/article/Heard-on-My-Recent-Book-Tour-/230009/ A veteran Chronicle reporter, fielding questions on radio call-in shows and at conferences, finds widespread skepticism about the value of a college education.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Persuade Admitted Students to Enroll: Try Everything]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230007/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Persuade-Admitted/230007/ At small, tuition-dependent colleges, the wooing grows more intense, and more creative. Oreos, anyone?

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Fri, 08 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT