The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:34:23 EDT <![CDATA[Fluctuations in Aid Allowances Raise Questions of Fairness in Athletics]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229487/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fluctuations-in-Aid-Allowances/229487/ Recent increases in cost-of-attendance estimates prompt calls for standardization of new aid for athletes.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:36:00 EDT
<![CDATA[An Admissions Scandal Shows How Administrators’ Ethics ‘Fade’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229477/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Admissions-Scandal-Shows/229477/ Misconduct often results from colleges’ routine organizational behavior, concludes a study of a 2009 scandal at the University of Illinois.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What People Think About College: a Snapshot of Public Opinion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229439/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-People-Think-About/229439/ Americans value higher education. But they’re not so sure graduates are ready for the work force, according to a new survey from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:56:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooper Union Says Ending Free Tuition May Make It More Accessible]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229437/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cooper-Union-Says-Ending-Free/229437/ A battle continues over whether the New York college can maintain its mission while charging tuition. But did its tradition really help needy students?

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:55:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Why One College Created an 'Affordability Academy' for Its Own Staff]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229435/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-One-College-Created-an/229435/ Admissions counselors learned about the intricacies of financial aid in a special seminar at Pennsylvania's Robert Morris University.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:04:55 EDT
<![CDATA[A Higher-Ed Guide to 4 Presidential Contenders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229411/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Higher-Ed-Guide-to-4/229411/ U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, and Hillary Clinton have announced their candidacies. Here’s where they stand on issues of concern to colleges.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:57:05 EDT
<![CDATA[As Their Numbers Dwindle, Black Coaches Seek Ways to Gain Ground]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229409/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Their-Numbers-Dwindle/229409/ Two new groups aim to increase opportunities for minority coaches and help solve systemic hiring problems.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NIH Budget Boosters Get a Push From the Right]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229357/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Budget-Boosters-Get-a-Push/229357/ Several conservative lawmakers add their voices to those lobbying Congress to increase federal support for biomedical research.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[$30-Million Fine for Corinthian May Portend Tougher Scrutiny of For-Profits]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229355/ http://chronicle.com/article/30-Million-Fine-for/229355/ The U.S. Education Department’s action against the beleaguered higher-education company suggests that job-placement rates will be a focus of attention.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrant Students Fight to Retain the Tuition Benefits That Have Eased Their Paths to College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229341/ http://chronicle.com/article/Immigrant-Students-Fight-to/229341/ Some state lawmakers want to repeal measures that have aided young people who were brought into the country illegally. Here’s a guide to four states where the debate is playing out.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Guide to Income-Share Agreements, Which Some See as a Better Way to Finance College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229321/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Guide-to-Income-Share/229321/ Recipients pay back a set percentage of income for a fixed period of time. Proponents say the model protects students from risk and could help them choose a good college.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 04:55:37 EDT
<![CDATA[An Arc of Outrage]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229271/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Arc-of-Outrage/229271/ Despite the clamor, the real conversation about campus sexual assault has hardly begun.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Salaries of Hourly Workers in Higher Education Rise by 2%]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229277/ http://chronicle.com/article/Salaries-of-Hourly-Workers-in/229277/ Electrician supervisors and police chiefs had the highest median salaries among 145 hourly, or nonexempt, job categories, according to a survey by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 04:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Voices From Sweet Briar: Students and Faculty Prepare to Move On]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229287/ http://chronicle.com/article/Voices-From-Sweet-Briar-/229287/ Some students at Sweet Briar College, which announced last month that it would close, say they are running into difficulties trying to transfer to other institutions. Meanwhile, faculty members are not giving up hope.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[State Spending on Higher Education Shows 'Sizable' Increase]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229265/ http://chronicle.com/article/State-Spending-on-Higher/229265/ Even with that sign of recovery, last year’s levels remain below those from before the recession.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229255/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/229255/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Should Colleges Be Judging Rape?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229263/ http://chronicle.com/article/Should-Colleges-Be-Judging/229263/ Administrators can offer support to victims, but colleges may not be equipped to decide whether a student committed sexual assault.

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229233/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Elite-Universities/229233/ Privileged institutions have accepted that they, too, will be transformed by the web. But what will that look like?

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:55:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Support for Overhauling Accreditation Raises Hard Questions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229237/ http://chronicle.com/article/Support-for-Overhauling/229237/ Bold ideas — like removing accreditors as gatekeepers of federal student aid — have been proposed before. This time may be different.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:55:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Activists Hope to Turn a Debt Strike Into a Movement]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229235/ http://chronicle.com/article/Activists-Hope-to-Turn-a-Debt/229235/ Former students of a troubled for-profit provider want their federal student loans discharged. But that effort could just be the beginning.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[At Least 15 Athletics Programs to Offer More Than $4,000 in Extra Aid to Athletes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229229/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Least-15-Athletics-Programs/229229/ The University of Tennessee is tops among the 65 wealthiest programs, offering players an extra $5,666 each to cover their expenses.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:31:09 EDT
<![CDATA[College-Attainment Rate Inches Up, but Not Fast Enough for Lumina]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229203/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Attainment-Rate-Inches/229203/ The foundation wants 60 percent of Americans to have a degree by 2025. But with 10 years to go, it’s still 20 percentage points short of that goal.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:55:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Where 3 Accountability Measures Meet, a Hazardous Intersection]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229195/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-3-Accountability/229195/ Twenty-six institutions show up on three warning systems the Education Department uses to identify troubled colleges. What does that tell us?

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s Fafsa Season, and a New Crop of High Schoolers Is Discovering Its Complexity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229163/ http://chronicle.com/article/It-s-Fafsa-Seasona-New/229163/ There are many ideas for streamlining the federal student-aid application. But that hasn’t happened yet, and students and advisers still grapple with it.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:55:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: When the President's Presence Sends a Message  ]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229153/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-When-the-Presidents/229153/ Laurie A. Leshin, the first woman to lead Worcester Polytechnic Institute, talked about the importance of having female leaders in higher education.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Simpler Path, Authors Say, Is Key to Community-College Completion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229133/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Simpler-Path-Authors-Say/229133/ A new book argues for a structured curriculum that gives students fewer choices and better guidance from registration through graduation.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:59:17 EDT