The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:24:52 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
<![CDATA[Where the Ivies Matter, Where They Don’t]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148811/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-the-Ivies-Matter-Where/148811/ The attention the eight universities grab seems more than a little disproportionate to their overall role in higher education. The Chronicle looks at some key statistics.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[So Your College Offers Students an ‘Employment Guarantee’?*]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148855/ http://chronicle.com/article/So-Your-College-Offers/148855/ * They might want to read the fine print before getting too excited.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:55:59 EDT
<![CDATA[5 Things That Surprised a Chronicle Reporter]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148857/ http://chronicle.com/article/5-Things-That-Surprised-a/148857/ She has been covering colleges for 25 years, but some of what she learned when Oxford University Press asked her to write a book about the higher-ed crisis shocks her still.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:55:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Uncluttering the Pathway to the Diploma]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148849/ http://chronicle.com/article/Uncluttering-the-Pathway-to/148849/ A new report identifies high-impact strategies for community colleges to get more students to the finish line.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[UC-Davis Chancellor Is Criticized for Circulating Jewish Group’s Guidance on Israel Protests]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148841/ http://chronicle.com/article/UC-Davis-Chancellor-Is/148841/ A campus spokeswoman says the email was forwarded as a matter of routine. But a group criticized in the guidance sees it as an effort to chill free speech.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:56:45 EDT
<![CDATA[A Passion to Highlight Which Colleges Do Well by Low-Income Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148827/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Passion-to-Highlight-Which/148827/ In his second report on improving access for needy students, Stephen Burd describes how some colleges are not doing their share—and why we should care about it.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:55:39 EDT
<![CDATA[What a Consumer Watchdog's Suit Against Corinthian Could Mean for Other Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148839/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-a-Consumer-Watchdogs/148839/ The lawsuit speaks volumes about how the government could assert its authority.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Federal Watchdog’s Lawsuit Accuses Corinthian Colleges of Predatory Lending]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148825/ http://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Watchdog-s-Lawsuit/148825/ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau also says the troubled for-profit educator used illegal debt-collection tactics and concocted misleading job-placement data.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Private Lender Enters Nascent Federal Student-Loan-Refinancing Market]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148821/ http://chronicle.com/article/Private-Lender-Enters-Nascent/148821/ Citizens Financial Group’s decision will let creditworthy borrowers with high-interest loans refinance at today’s low interest rates.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:08 EDT
<![CDATA[New 11-University Alliance Plans Efforts to Help Graduate More Needy Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148819/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-11-University-Alliance/148819/ The goal of the project is to improve both graduation and retention rates, and to spread ideas about what works on a big-enough scale to make a difference.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:55:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Clears Rutgers U. in Anti-Semitism Case]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148805/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Clears-Rutgers/148805/ More than three years after the Zionist Organization of America filed complaints, the department found that the university had responded adequately to reports of harassment and discrimination.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:55:21 EDT
<![CDATA[4 Key Questions Experts Are Asking About Obama’s College-Ratings Plan]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148807/ http://chronicle.com/article/4-Key-Questions-Experts-Are/148807/ Will the right data be used? Is the plan proceeding too quickly? At a hearing, administrators and researchers express concerns.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Hottest Seat on Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148777/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Hottest-Seat-on-Campus/148777/ With growing competition for students, enrollment leaders face more scrutiny and less job security.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Investigators Say Education Dept. Has Ignored Dozens of Recommendations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148757/ http://chronicle.com/article/Investigators-Say-Education/148757/ The delays have allowed problems to linger, and cost taxpayers money, according to the department’s inspector general and the Government Accountability Office.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Student-Loan Debt Skyrockets for Elderly, Government Report Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148755/ http://chronicle.com/article/Student-Loan-Debt-Skyrockets/148755/ People over 65 make up a small percentage of borrowers, but their amount of debt has increased sixfold in less than a decade.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Table: The Equipment 117 Colleges Have Acquired From the Dept. of Defense]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148753/ http://chronicle.com/article/Table-The-Equipment-117/148753/ Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT <![CDATA[On Campus, Grenade Launchers, M-16s, and Armored Vehicles]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148749/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-Campus-Grenade-Launchers/148749/ The police at more than 100 institutions have acquired gear from the Department of Defense at virtually no cost.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Salaita Case Exposes Frustrations With Chancellor’s Leadership Style]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148761/ http://chronicle.com/article/Salaita-Case-Exposes/148761/ Critics say Phyllis M. Wise gives the appearance of being open to other views, then acts independently.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:53:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Are Demographics Destiny? Student Advocates and For-Profit Colleges Disagree]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148717/ http://chronicle.com/article/Are-Demographics-Destiny-/148717/ Advocacy groups challenge the colleges’ assertion that the "gainful employment" rule would unfairly punish institutions and the students they serve.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:56:09 EDT
<![CDATA[At Meeting of Knight Commission, Old Ideas Are New Again]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148709/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Meeting-of-Knight/148709/ A proposal that would eliminate scholarships in nonrevenue sports, replacing them with need-based aid, could save athletics departments millions.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:58:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Report Highlights 3 Universities’ Efforts to Help Disadvantaged Students Succeed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148707/ http://chronicle.com/article/Report-Highlights-3/148707/ The institutions—in California, Florida, and North Carolina—are serving more low-income students and closing graduation gaps, the Center for American Progress says.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:56:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Women’s Colleges Drop Barriers to Transgender Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148705/ http://chronicle.com/article/Women-s-Colleges-Drop/148705/ As Mount Holyoke becomes the latest institution to ease limits to transgender women, its peers around the country reflect varying degrees of inclusiveness.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges’ Ratings Will Reflect Their Missions, Key Education Official Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148691/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Ratings-Will/148691/ The administration’s plan should not create incentives for colleges to accept fewer at-risk students, says the under secretary of education. If it does, "we will have failed."

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 04:58:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Faith in Science as a Job Creator Meets a Disruptor]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148693/ http://chronicle.com/article/Faith-in-Science-as-a-Job/148693/ For a huge new battery plant, Tesla Motors chose Nevada over states that touted the value of having major research universities nearby.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 04:57:15 EDT
<![CDATA[A Whistle-Blower Spurs Self-Scrutiny in College Sports]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148669/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Whistle-Blower-Spurs-/148669/ Mary Willingham appears to have few supporters among academic advisers. But her crusade is having an impact in their world.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT