The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:31:13 EDT <![CDATA[House Approves 2 Bills Toward Renewal of Higher Education Act]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147891/ http://chronicle.com/article/House-Approves-2-Bills-Toward/147891/ The legislation, which covers competency-based education and government data for prospective students, faces uncertain prospects in the Senate.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:55:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Will Test Use of Student Aid in Programs Not Based on Credit Hour]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147865/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Will-Test-Use/147865/ In a new round of "experimental sites," participating colleges may award federal aid for competency-based programs and prior-learning assessments, among others.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:55:40 EDT
<![CDATA[New Role for College Business Officers: Selling Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147867/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Role-for-College-Business/147867/ At a conference this week, the officials heard a summons to educate faculty members and others on the realities of higher-education financing.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:55:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Sweeping Change Is in the Works for How Job-Training Dollars Are Allocated]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147841/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sweeping-Change-Is-in-the/147841/ In a plan to be released on Tuesday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will lay out a "job-driven checklist" for colleges and other applicants for $1.4-billion in grants.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:55:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Must Help Further the Goals of Common Core Standards, Report Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147843/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Must-Help-Further-the/147843/ Higher education cannot afford to sit on the sidelines as states and secondary schools agree on what it means to be ready for college or a job.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:55:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Fafsa Fix Will Mean Less Aid for Many]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147829/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fafsa-Fix-Will-Mean-Less-Aid/147829/ The Education Department is reprocessing the student-aid applications of 200,000 who inadvertently reported too much income. But it’s not working out in their favor.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[5 Plaintiffs Reach Agreement With UConn in Sexual-Assault Lawsuit]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147815/ http://chronicle.com/article/5-Plaintiffs-Reach-Agreement/147815/ The university said it would pay nearly $1.3-million to settle the case brought by the women, who are current or former undergraduates.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Texas Lawmakers Take New Steps Toward Sanctions Against University Regent]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147805/ http://chronicle.com/article/Texas-Lawmakers-Take-New-Steps/147805/ A legislative committee held a grueling hearing this week on the matter and may announce next month whether it plans to move against the regent.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:55:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: What It Takes to Help Students Succeed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147511/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-What-It-Takes-to-Help/147511/ Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, thinks he knows what students need: lots of support.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Texas Flagship’s Use of Race in Admissions Can Stand, Court Rules]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147737/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Texas-Flagship-s-Use/147737/ In a review ordered by the Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit judges split in favor of the affirmative-action policy.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Race in Admissions at the U. of Texas: How We Got Here, and What's Next]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147735/ http://chronicle.com/article/Race-in-Admissions-at-the-U/147735/ The dispute over the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions has a long legal history. Here's a guide to key moments in the case.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:50:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Illinois Sues 2 Student-Loan Debt-Relief Firms]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147703/ http://chronicle.com/article/Illinois-Sues-2-Student-Loan/147703/ The lawsuits accuse the companies of preying on struggling borrowers, charging fees to enroll them in free government programs.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:59:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Report Faults Education Dept.'s Oversight of Debt-Collection Firms It Hires]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147705/ http://chronicle.com/article/Report-Faults-Education/147705/ The department fails to effectively monitor borrowers’ complaints about companies under contract to collect on defaulted federal student loans, an audit finds.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:59:11 EDT
<![CDATA[States Give Slightly More Money to Higher Education, Raising Expectations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147499/ http://chronicle.com/article/States-Give-Slightly-More/147499/ Policy makers have embraced the idea that an increase in college graduates will fuel a better economy for their states. But strings are attached to the modest generosity.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Congress, Fretting Over Secrecy, May Miss Bigger Research Problems]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147671/ http://chronicle.com/article/Congress-Fretting-Over/147671/ A bill aimed at battling the EPA over air pollution has generated consternation and uncertainty among scientists.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Job-Training Programs Make Remediation Relevant]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147663/ http://chronicle.com/article/Job-Training-Programs-Make/147663/ They let students jump right into job training by teaching academic skills at the same time.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Questions Continue About Department’s Ignorance of Corinthian’s Financial Status]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147653/ http://chronicle.com/article/Questions-Continue-About/147653/ Given the amount of data available to Education Department officials, "I have no idea how they could not know," says one scholar of for-profit colleges.

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Delaware Pulls Plug on Controversial Power Plant and Data Center]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147657/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Delaware-Pulls-Plug-on/147657/ After a campus committee issued a stinging critique, the university decided the $1.1-billion deal was not consistent with its goals.

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:56:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Win or Lose in Antitrust Case, NCAA Is Facing Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147649/ http://chronicle.com/article/Win-or-Lose-in-Antitrust-Case/147649/ Player endorsement deals, an idea once considered taboo, have people talking in college sports.

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How the U. of Texas Flagship’s Chief Built the Power Base That Saved His Neck]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147655/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-U-of-Texas/147655/ William C. Powers Jr. survived an effort to fire him thanks to a realization: I need friends as powerful as the governor’s.

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Passing 3 Bills, House Panel Takes First Step to Renew Higher Education Act]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147643/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Passing-3-Bills-House/147643/ The legislation would promote competency-based education, expand financial counseling for student-loan borrowers, and streamline data provided to prospective students.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:05:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Texas Showdown Is Averted, With President to Stay On for a Year]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147591/ http://chronicle.com/article/Texas-Showdown-Is-Averted/147591/ After days of mounting tension, the chancellor backs away from a demand for a hasty exit by the Austin campus’s chief.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:59:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Smaller Share of Freshmen Stick It Out to Sophomore Year, Report Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147587/ http://chronicle.com/article/Smaller-Share-of-Freshmen/147587/ While the retention rate (students returning to the same college) stayed about the same, the persistence rate (students remaining enrolled anywhere) declined by 1.2 percentage points.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Senate Committee Has Tough Questions for NCAA Leader]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147593/ http://chronicle.com/article/Senate-Committee-Has-Tough/147593/ The association faces criticism for failing to provide adequate health and scholarship protections for players.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:56:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Senator’s Survey Finds Subpar Response From Colleges to Sexual Assault]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147581/ http://chronicle.com/article/Senator-s-Survey-Finds/147581/ More than 40 percent of colleges have not conducted a single investigation into sexual violence in the last five years, according to the survey.

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:02:41 EDT
<![CDATA[What’s Missing From the NCAA’s Concussion Guidelines]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147565/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-s-Missing-From-the/147565/ The document offers suggestions, critics say, but stops short of a mandate to help the association clean up one of its biggest problems.

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:57:45 EDT