The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:33:37 EDT <![CDATA[Fears of Commitment Dash Boston’s Dream of a Campus-Based Olympics]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231965/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fears-of-Commitment-Dash/231965/ Many university leaders saw the city's Olympic bid as a potential fund-raising boon. But few felt comfortable showing public support for the effort.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cincinnati Shooting Tests the University’s Twitter-Savvy Chief]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231961/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cincinnati-Shooting-Tests-the/231961/ Few college leaders are as active on social media as Santa Ono, who has stepped carefully online since a campus police officer killed an unarmed man.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:55:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Drexel U. Tamed Its Application Monster]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231935/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Drexel-U-Tamed-Its/231935/ For years, the university filled its seats by drawing more and more applicants. But with yield rates plummeting, it abandoned the model as unsustainable.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:55:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: How One President Manages Change and Gets People on Board]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231931/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-How-One-President/231931/ Seton Hall University’s A. Gabriel Esteban talks about how he furthers new strategies while seeking to shift the institution's direction.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How the U. of Puerto Rico Plans to Ride Out a Fiscal Storm]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231903/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-U-of-Puerto-Rico/231903/ The president of the island’s public-university system sees hope in the promotion of entrepreneurship and in a possible reorganization.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:55:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Campus Police Patrolling Off the Campus? Sure, but the Rules Vary]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231907/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campus-Police-Patrolling-Off/231907/ Officers on most forces can go beyond their campuses. But what they do, and how they work with local counterparts, depends on the jurisdiction.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: 'Day for Trans Justice' Prepares Student Leaders to Push for Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231765/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Day-for-Trans-Justice/231765/ At Camp Pride, LGBTQ students, allies, and advisers focus on ways to improve campus life for transgender students.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When a State Decides That ‘Yes Means Yes,’ What Does That Mean for Colleges?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231805/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-a-State-Decides-That/231805/ As New York institutions weigh a new "affirmative consent" law, it’s worth looking at how California’s similar one has shaped responses to sexual assault.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 04:55:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The Search for Vanderbilt’s Elusive Red-Tape Study]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231807/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Search-for-Vanderbilt-s/231807/ The university says it spent $150 million complying with federal regulations, but it has disclosed only scant details about the underpinnings of its analysis.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[7 Myths About Campus Diversity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231797/ http://chronicle.com/article/7-Myths-About-Campus-Diversity/231797/ One expert offers suggestions for admissions officials who wonder how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in a key affirmative-action case.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:44:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Seek Diversity, but ‘Admissions Calculus’ Hasn’t Changed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231769/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Seek-Diversity-but/231769/ Since a Supreme Court ruling in 2013, selective institutions have embraced a range of other strategies, says a new report.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:55:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Debt Protesters Disrupt Student-Aid Group’s Parade]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231771/ http://chronicle.com/article/Debt-Protesters-Disrupt/231771/ Financial-aid officers at a New Orleans conference have a mixed response to noisy demands for free college.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dating Violence Poses Unique Questions for Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231735/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dating-Violence-Poses-Unique/231735/ Colleges are required to include such incidents in campus-safety reports. Experts say the issue needs special attention.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[On Campus Quads in California, 'Brown Is the New Green']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231689/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-Campus-Quads-in-California/231689/ In the fourth year of drought, colleges carry out long-planned water-conservation projects.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231719/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/231719/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:12:29 EDT
<![CDATA[A Young Man of Words]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231727/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Young-Man-of-Words/231727/ Making a viral video about race at the University of California at Los Angeles helped one student find a voice.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:12:29 EDT
<![CDATA[How Presidents and Enrollment Leaders Can Get on the Same Page]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231731/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-PresidentsEnrollment/231731/ A lesson for admissions professionals in the arts of engagement across the campus, enlisting support and making allies everywhere, but chiefly at the top.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:57:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Financial Literacy: Can It Be Taught? Should Colleges Even Try?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231691/ http://chronicle.com/article/Financial-Literacy-Can-It-Be/231691/ Many colleges offer such programs. But it’s tricky to tell whether they improve students’ decisions, now or in the future.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:55:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Teenagers and Colleges Are of 2 Minds on the Best Recruitment Strategies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231703/ http://chronicle.com/article/TeenagersColleges-Are-of/231703/ Social media is important, but applicants might not use it as you think. As for brochures, don’t waste the trees.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Traditional Colleges Compete to Enroll Student Veterans]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231665/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Traditional-Colleges/231665/ To recruit service members, colleges must first get on their radar, and for-profit institutions seem to have an advantage.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:56:33 EDT
<![CDATA[How One College Settled on a New Pricing Model — and What It’s Learned So Far]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231663/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-Settled-on-a/231663/ Grace College and Seminary, in Indiana, hopes its affordability program will be a hit with prospective freshmen.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Transcripts More Than ‘a Record of Everything the Student Has Forgotten’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231595/ http://chronicle.com/article/Making-Transcripts-More-Than/231595/ Responding to concerns that transcripts don’t mean enough to employers, some colleges are experimenting with new ways to let students show off their skills.

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:56:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Stirring Fear and Hope, U. of Akron Mulls an Aggressive Move Online]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231637/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stirring-FearHope-U-of/231637/ The university’s president is seeking to raise enrollment by developing courses with a company called Academic Partnerships. But many professors are wary.

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:55:48 EDT
<![CDATA[That Time Sweet Briar Tried to Merge With the U. of Virginia]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231573/ http://chronicle.com/article/That-Time-Sweet-Briar-Tried-to/231573/ In the runup to its decision to close, the women’s college talked about becoming "an extension of UVa." Here’s how that almost happened, and why it didn’t.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 04:55:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Wage Gap Is to Blame for Dearth of Female M.B.A.s]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231267/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wage-Gap-Is-to-Blame-for/231267/ While business schools have an important role to play in luring female candidates, recruiters are responsible for finding a market-based solution to the problem.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: ‘Time for a Major Redo of Our Entire Student-Loan System’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231539/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Time-for-a-Major/231539/ Rohit Chopra, a former official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, talks about the pitfalls of what he calls a "broken" system and the pressures on for-profit colleges.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT