The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:26:02 EDT <![CDATA[How Sweet Briar's Board Decided to Close the College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228927/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Sweet-Briars-Board/228927/ Summoned to a meeting in Washington, D.C., the college’s board members looked at the numbers. And they realized there wasn’t a choice.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mississippi Meets the Pitfalls of Running a Medical Center and a University]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228845/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mississippi-Meets-the-Pitfalls/228845/ Managing such vast enterprises can present hidden challenges. The controversial ouster of popular chancellor at the University of Mississippi highlights some of them.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:59:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Should College Administrators Yak Back?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228835/ http://chronicle.com/article/Should-College-Administrators/228835/ A recent controversy about posts on Yik Yak at a student-affairs conference raises questions about who on campus is using the anonymous app, and for what.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:57:50 EDT
<![CDATA[For UVa, a Year of Sorrow, Anger, and Exhaustion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228843/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-UVa-a-Year-of-Sorrow/228843/ Campus safety. Sexual assault. Race relations. The university can’t seem to avoid any issue roiling higher education.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Many Teach Grants Turn Into Loans; Report Asks Department to Find Out Why]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228839/ http://chronicle.com/article/Many-Teach-Grants-Turn-Into/228839/ The program offers loan forgiveness to prospective teachers who meet certain criteria after graduation. For more than a third of grantees so far, says a new report, that hasn’t worked out.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Colleges Don’t Do More to Rein In Frats]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228841/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Colleges-Don-t-Do-More/228841/ Fraternity houses often feel like no-accountability zones for many reasons. But most of them come back to simple matters of cost and liability.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Student-Loan Default Rates Are Easily Gamed. Here's a Better Measure.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228771/ http://chronicle.com/article/Student-Loan-Default-Rates-Are/228771/ A disconnect between repayment, completion, and default exposes a significant flaw in the government’s key metric for colleges' financial accountability.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: 'The Athletic Machine Is in Charge of the University']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228783/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-The-Athletic-Machine/228783/ Mary C. Willingham spoke with The Chronicle about how Chapel Hill's academic scandal highlighted larger problems in big-time college sports.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[One Way to Reduce Textbook Costs: Get Rid of Commissions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228743/ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Way-to-Reduce-Textbook/228743/ A Dallas community-college district is giving up its share of the revenue for course materials sold through its bookstores.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:56:38 EDT
<![CDATA[States Are Eager to Collect Graduates’ Job Data. Here’s Where That Effort Stands.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228745/ http://chronicle.com/article/States-Are-Eager-to-Collect/228745/ Lawmakers say that information on what degree recipients earn can help determine funding for public-college programs. But the data comes with flaws — for now.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:55:33 EDT
<![CDATA[What Colleges Can Do to Improve Career Development]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228747/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Colleges-Can-Do-to/228747/ Student-affairs panelists share strategies for improving graduates’ placement rates.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: How an Elite Women’s College Lost Its Base and Found Its Mission]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228533/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-How-an-Elite-Women-s/228533/ Almost 30 years ago, one college faced an enrollment crisis. So it took a risk that has allowed it to stabilize and grow.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Police Find No Evidence to Support Alleged Gang Rape at UVa]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228717/ http://chronicle.com/article/Police-Find-No-Evidence-to/228717/ An inquiry was suspended for lack of evidence, the local police chief said. He urged colleges to act quickly in the face of complaints.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:55:37 EDT
<![CDATA[In 3 Reports, Senate Republicans Hint at Higher-Ed Agenda]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228715/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-3-Reports-Senate/228715/ Reform-minded senators raised the prospect of significant changes in how accreditation works, how student outcomes are tracked, and how to keep student-loan borrowers from defaulting.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2 Proposals for Accreditation, 2 Shared Goals: Limits and Flexibility]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228713/ http://chronicle.com/article/2-Proposals-for-Accreditation/228713/ Senators agreed with a panel that oversees accreditors that it’s time to overhaul the process by which colleges are certified for federal aid. But the lawmakers took a big step further.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bloody Arrest at UVa Brings Black Students’ Concerns Forward]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228683/ http://chronicle.com/article/Bloody-Arrest-at-UVa-Brings/228683/ For some, the incident reinforces a sense that the university has a long way to go before black, Latino, and Asian students feel as welcome as their white counterparts.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:55:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Before Cutting Tuition, Consider This]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228585/ http://chronicle.com/article/Before-Cutting-Tuition/228585/ Cutting tuition has both champions and critics. But both groups agree that a price cut is nowhere near that simple, and is not for every college.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How One Small College Attracted Its Largest Incoming Class Ever]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228649/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-Small-College/228649/ After several years of declining numbers, Newberry College welcomed 19 percent more new students than the previous fall. Here’s how it turned things around.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228673/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/228673/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Scenes From the Death of a College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228681/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scenes-From-the-Death-of-a/228681/ Sweet Briar College's unexpected decision to close has touched every member of the small community.

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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Student Leader at UVa Wants to Confront ‘Disturbing’ Discrimination]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228645/ http://chronicle.com/article/Student-Leader-at-UVa-Wants-to/228645/ Amid the turmoil over a classmate’s arrest, the  Student Council's president-elect has set up a meeting between students and state public-safety officials.

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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:55:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Advice for Colleges When Students Clash With Off-Campus Police]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228643/ http://chronicle.com/article/Advice-for-Colleges-When/228643/ A black University of Virginia student was injured while being arrested. Experts say the institution should respond carefully.

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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: NSF Gearing Up to Boost Women in Science]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228521/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-NSF-Gearing-Up-to-Boost/228521/ The director of the National Science Foundation, France A. Córdova, is devising strategies to improve the standing of female scientists, who are paid less and promoted less often than men are.

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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stunned by a Video, U. of Oklahoma Struggles to Talk About Race]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228611/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stunned-by-a-Video-U-of/228611/ Amid calls for a more open discussion, the campus finds that comfort levels in every direction are hard to maintain.

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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sensing a Moment, Diversity Officers Swap Tips on Improving Campus Climate]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228605/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sensing-a-Moment-Diversity/228605/ More than 300 of the officials met in Washington last week, and racially charged campus incidents were very much on their minds. Here are three themes that kept coming up.

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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:55:57 EDT
<![CDATA[House Would Cut Student Aid More Than Budget Blueprint Reveals]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228609/ http://chronicle.com/article/House-Would-Cut-Student-Aid/228609/ Republican leaders say their plan assumes such changes as ending the in-school interest subsidy on Stafford loans and the public-service loan-forgiveness program.

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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:54:08 EDT