The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:59:24 EDT <![CDATA[Video: Gallaudet Takes Action Against Sexual Assaults]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149041/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Gallaudet-Takes-Action/149041/ The university for the deaf and hard of hearing has been praised by the Department of Justice for its work in educating staff members and students on sexual-misconduct issues.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the First Winners of the Education Dept.’s ‘First in the World’ Grants]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149083/ http://chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-First-Winners-of-the/149083/ The department has pledged $75-million to 24 institutions that have pledged to improve college access and student learning.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:54:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Paul Quinn College’s President Makes Recruiting Students a Personal Issue]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149053/ http://chronicle.com/article/Paul-Quinn-College-s/149053/ Michael J. Sorrell meets prospective applicants one on one. Just as important, he meets with their parents or guardians as well.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: Genius or Madman? An HBCU Chief Pursues Unconventional Ways to Save a College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149045/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Genius-or-Madman-An/149045/ Michael J. Sorrell has had to resort to unusual means to rescue Paul Quinn College from collapse after its accreditation was revoked.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[California Shifts to ‘Yes Means Yes’ Standard for College Sex]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149057/ http://chronicle.com/article/California-Shifts-to-Yes/149057/ Under the new law, students must have "affirmative consent" from partners for the duration of sexual activity.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:57:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How 'Yes Means Yes' Already Works on One Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149055/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Yes-Means-Yes-Already/149055/ Grinnell College adopted such a policy in 2012. While it might sound awkward, students say, it opens opportunity for dialogue and confronts assumptions.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Academic Experts Lend Credibility to Bogus Claims of Ebola Cure]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149049/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Experts-Lend/149049/ The FDA has cited three companies for "fraudulent" statements about their products’ effects on the deadly virus.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What California’s New Sexual-Consent Law Means for Its Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149059/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-California-s-New/149059/ A newly signed bill requires colleges to adopt a “yes means yes” standard in handling sexual-assault cases. Here’s how that definition will play out.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Trustee Group Responds Tepidly to Presidential-Hiring 'Tool Kit']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149051/ http://chronicle.com/article/Trustee-Group-Responds-Tepidly/149051/ Aspen Institute program’s new guide to developing community-college chiefs emphasizes student success, risk-taking, and a willingness to steer the ship through change.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149043/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149043/ Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[How One University Became Exhibit A of Marketing Success]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149011/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Became-/149011/ "Don’t be so true to yourself that you are no longer relevant to what people want," says the university’s president.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Upside of Selling Your Soul]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149019/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Upside-of-Selling-Your/149019/ Done wrong, marketing is sloganeering that dilutes a college’s credibility. Done right, it is clear-eyed self-assessment that shores up the bottom line.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Small College Sells Marketing to Its Cautious Faculty]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149015/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Small-College-Sells/149015/ Faculty members at Calvin College had been known to rebuff media attention because they felt too overexposed or too uncomfortable putting themselves forward. In designing a brand, the trick was to include them.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[College Counseling Centers Turn to Teletherapy to Treat Students for Anxiety]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148991/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Counseling-Centers/148991/ Despite concerns about online privacy, more colleges are using the technique, and counselors say it is effective and suits the needs of today’s students.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[‘Excellent Sheep’ Author Returns to Yale to Tend His Flock]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149003/ http://chronicle.com/article/Excellent-Sheep-Author/149003/ William Deresiewicz says boundless extracurricular activities threaten college’s deepest purpose.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In the Role of College President, Many Politicians Shed Their Partisanship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149001/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-the-Role-of-College/149001/ State Sen. John Thrasher's appointment at Florida State sparked protests. But not all lawmakers bring full-throated ideology to campus.

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:58:07 EDT
<![CDATA[As Default Rates Drop, So Does Confidence in How the Education Dept. Counts Them]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148997/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Default-Rates-Drop-So-Does/148997/ An eleventh-hour shift in how the rates were calculated appears to have undermined what little credibility they had with college officials and policy wonks.

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Crack Down on Fraternities Amid a Wave of Crises]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148999/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Crack-Down-on/148999/ Pledges have died in events held by chapters at Clemson University and Cal State-Northridge. In Wisconsin, a drug investigation led to a chapter leader’s ouster.

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Law School Struggles to Stay Open, Some See ‘a Canary in the Coal Mine’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148973/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Law-School-Struggles-to/148973/ Thomas Jefferson School of Law is working on a debt restructuring that it says will allow it to "prosper." Experts say that’s a tough order in legal education.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:58:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Florida State U. Board Picks Politician as President Despite Widespread Protest]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148975/ http://chronicle.com/article/Florida-State-U-Board-Picks/148975/ John E. Thrasher, a state senator, won approval on an 11-to-2 vote.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:55:47 EDT
<![CDATA[In 11th-Hour Move, Education Dept. Spares the Rod on Loan Defaults]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148971/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-11th-Hour-Move-Education/148971/ On the eve of its annual roundup of student-loan default rates, the department has moved to cut the number of institutions that would lose access to federal student aid.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Building a Better Major-Gifts Officer]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148957/ http://chronicle.com/article/Building-a-Better-Major-Gifts/148957/ After surveying more than 1,000 fund raisers, a consulting company has developed a model for success.

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Athletic Directors Gain Influence, Faculty Reps Feel Disenfranchised]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148963/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Athletic-Directors-Gain/148963/ A new NCAA governance structure gives athletics officials more rule-making clout. Faculty representatives say they have been marginalized.

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:56:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Schools Work to Erase Image of Graduates as ‘Starving Artists’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148917/ http://chronicle.com/article/Art-Schools-Work-to-Erase/148917/ In the debate about a college degree’s return on investment, the schools pay new attention to career prospects.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148947/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/148947/

The Corinthian lawsuit, the Pell Grant "shell game," a new effort to graduate low-income students, and more.

 

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[White House Plans to Roll Out Campaign Against Sexual Violence on Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148915/ http://chronicle.com/article/White-House-Plans-to-Roll-Out/148915/ The multipronged effort, joined by student leaders, sports groups, and private companies, aims to guide college policies, support victims, and enlist men to step in.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:01:00 EDT