The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:46:41 EDT <![CDATA[A Controversial Search Ends With a Controversial Chief for the U. of Iowa]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232861/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Controversial-Search-Ends/232861/ Faculty members raised fears about J. Bruce Harreld’s lack of college-leadership experience.

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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:56:06 EDT
<![CDATA[U.S. Has Forgiven Loans of More Than 3,000 Ex-Corinthian Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232855/ http://chronicle.com/article/US-Has-Forgiven-Loans-of/232855/ According to a new report, thousands more are in line for relief. The Education Department has hired more lawyers to deal with an influx of fraud claims.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:35:36 EDT
<![CDATA[What ‘Yes Means Yes’ Means for Colleges’ Sex-Assault Investigations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232839/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Yes-Means-Yes-Means/232839/ Affirmative-consent rules set clear standards for what’s required of students. They’re also changing how colleges adjudicate alleged assaults.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 04:56:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooper Union’s Leadership Crisis, in 5 Damning Allegations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232837/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cooper-Union-s-Leadership/232837/ A court filing by New York’s attorney general paints a deeply unflattering — if disputed — portrait of the institution’s leaders.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 04:55:54 EDT
<![CDATA['Ask Me': What LGBTQ Students Want Their Professors to Know]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232797/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ask-Me-What-LGBTQ-Students/232797/ Transgender and gender-nonbinary students share what keeps them from feeling safe and thriving on campus.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Where Scott Walker Got His Utilitarian View of Higher Education — and Why It Matters]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232803/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-Scott-Walker-Got-His/232803/ The Wisconsin governor has taken an aggressive stance on the role of college. It’s one that has left professors troubled.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:56:06 EDT
<![CDATA[How One State Reduced In-State Tuition for Undergrads]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232795/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-State-Reduced-In-State/232795/ A number of factors influenced Washington State’s recent decision to cut in-state tuition by as much as 20 percent over two years at some public-college campuses.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[From Corporate Leader to Flagship President? A Finalist at the U. of Iowa Sparks Faculty Worries]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232777/ http://chronicle.com/article/From-Corporate-Leader-to/232777/ J. Bruce Harreld, a career businessman, visited the campus on Tuesday. While openness to nonacademic leaders has grown, it’s still an idea that makes some uneasy.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:58:15 EDT
<![CDATA[How One University Keeps Tabs on Students Who Defer Enrollment or Take a Leave]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232775/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Keeps-Tabs/232775/ After the Mormon Church lowered the minimum age requirements for missionaries, Utah State University stepped up its efforts to stay connected.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:55:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: How One University Uses a ‘Mental-Health Kiosk’ to Reach Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232195/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-How-One-University-Uses/232195/ Drexel University has become the first American college to deploy a touch-screen station on its campus to engage students on mental-health issues.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:03:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Report Urges New Accreditor for California’s Community Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232741/ http://chronicle.com/article/Report-Urges-New-Accreditor/232741/ Transparency, collegiality, consistency, and a focus on improvement over compliance are among the concerns identified in the document.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232707/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/232707/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Months After Riots in Baltimore, Some Colleges Feel Repercussions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232709/ http://chronicle.com/article/Months-After-Riots-in/232709/ Some enrollments are down, but many in academe in "Charm City" see it as a laboratory for change.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:58 EDT
<![CDATA[A Decade After Katrina, One Campus Still Struggles to Recover]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232691/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Decade-After-Katrina-One/232691/ Wealthy colleges in New Orleans celebrated their revival years ago. For Southern University’s campus, the road back to health has been harder.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Corinthian Ruling Could Mean Loan Relief for Student Debtors]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232693/ http://chronicle.com/article/Corinthian-Ruling-Could-Mean/232693/ A bankruptcy court’s approval of the defunct company’s liquidation plan might result in borrowers getting off the hook for billions owed to the federal government, lawyers say.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Minimum-Wage Work Alone Won’t Get You Through College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232675/ http://chronicle.com/article/Minimum-Wage-Work-Alone/232675/ How long would you have to work to recoup a year's worth of tuition and fees? We've created an interactive tool to show you.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:53:00 EDT
<![CDATA[ACT’s President Answers a Few Final Questions Before Putting Down His Pencil]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232673/ http://chronicle.com/article/ACT-s-President-Answers-a/232673/ This is not a test: After 30 years at the organization, Jon Erickson shares his thoughts on admissions, assessment, and anxiety dreams.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:50:11 EDT
<![CDATA[When Creating an Endowed Chair Poses a Dilemma for a College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232637/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Creating-an-Endowed-Chair/232637/ An assistant professorship at Brown University named for a controversial German historian raises questions about how such positions are vetted.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:56:01 EDT
<![CDATA[IRS Hack Poses Challenges to Some Pell Grant Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232641/ http://chronicle.com/article/IRS-Hack-Poses-Challenges-to/232641/ A computer breach has made it harder to get tax records, and financial-aid officers are scrambling to help before the academic year begins.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:55:47 EDT
<![CDATA[How One University Uses New-Student Orientation to Talk About Sexual Assault]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232603/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Uses/232603/ A training session at the University of Richmond highlights one way colleges are educating students.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:56:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversation About Sexual Violence Is Often a New One for College Freshmen]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232599/ http://chronicle.com/article/Conversation-About-Sexual/232599/ Sexual-assault education is now a major topic of discussion at the college level. But many students have already experienced some sort of violence by the time they move in.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Buzzwords May Be Stifling Teaching Innovation at Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232605/ http://chronicle.com/article/Buzzwords-May-Be-Stifling/232605/ So what is adaptive learning? At a summit, ed-tech makers and other experts try to figure that out.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuition Discount Rates Rise Again, Signaling Potential Challenges for Private Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232579/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tuition-Discount-Rates-Rise/232579/ Even though the colleges kicked in more grant aid, only about half of them were able to bring in more freshmen than the year before, according to an annual survey.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Through Care and Camaraderie, a University Tries to Keep Homeless Students on Track]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232577/ http://chronicle.com/article/Through-CareCamaraderie/232577/ Keeping the students can require tutoring, help with financial aid, and emotional support.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Before Overhauling That Website, Do Your Homework]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232571/ http://chronicle.com/article/Before-Overhauling-That/232571/ Appealing to potential applicants is colleges’ No. 1 goal in an era of digital recruitment.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Critics Take Aim (Again) at Rich University Endowments]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232555/ http://chronicle.com/article/Critics-Take-Aim-Again-at/232555/ The ire stirred by a recent op-ed and by a large gift sounds familiar. Questions about the tax benefits that flow to wealthy colleges have swirled before, to little avail.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 04:56:00 EDT