The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:54:02 EST <![CDATA[A Call for Big Changes to Meet a Big Challenge at Community Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150927/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Call-for-Big-Changes-to-Meet/150927/ To keep more low-income students on track to graduation, quick fixes aren’t enough, says a new report from Jobs for the Future.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:57:58 EST
<![CDATA[At Top Athletics Programs, Students Often Major in Eligibility]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150917/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Top-Athletics-Programs/150917/ "Social science" and similar multidisciplinary majors are home to many more athletes than nonathletes.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[2 Takes on Student-Loan Defaults: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150925/ http://chronicle.com/article/2-Takes-on-Student-Loan/150925/ The Education Department’s latest data say that more borrowers are taking steps to manage their debt. But forbearances and defaults are continuing to climb.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why the Admissions Office May Be Part of the Problem of College Access]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150883/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-the-Admissions-Office-May/150883/ Too often, the author argues, the admissions office is the chief obstacle to low-income, first-generation, and minority students' efforts to gain access to college.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Campus Police Departments Struggle With Issues of Race]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150903/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campus-Police-Departments/150903/ Many departments are taking steps to avoid profiling and other biased enforcement practices. But some cite safety concerns in resisting change.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[What’s a Trove of Insights Into College Applicants Worth? $850-Million]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150887/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-s-a-Trove-of-Insights/150887/ The price the Advisory Board Company is paying to acquire Royall & Company says a lot about the plight of today’s colleges.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:56:17 EST
<![CDATA[New U. of Texas Center Will Seek to Curb Troubling Behavior by Athletes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150885/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-U-of-Texas-Center-Will/150885/ The program will focus on strengthening athletes’ character at a time when many of them are facing intense scrutiny for their off-field actions.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:55:56 EST
<![CDATA[Spending Bill Holds Scant, if Any, Increases for Education and Research]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150875/ http://chronicle.com/article/Spending-Bill-Holds-Scant-if/150875/ "We’re going to lose more ground," the director of the National Institutes of Health said of the small gain for his agency in the bill, which won final passage on Saturday.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:57:35 EST
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150829/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/150829/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Faculty Leaders Try Their Hand at Running a College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150827/ http://chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Leaders-Try-Their-Hand/150827/ The training exercise is meant to open professors’ eyes to the financial realities that administrators must face.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Watchdog Agency Cracks Down on Student-Loan ‘Debt Relief’ Companies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150813/ http://chronicle.com/article/Watchdog-Agency-Cracks-Down-on/150813/ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed complaints against two firms, accusing them of taking advantage of troubled borrowers.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:56:18 EST
<![CDATA[National Advisory Panel on Accreditation Considers Major Reforms]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150815/ http://chronicle.com/article/National-Advisory-Panel-on/150815/ The committee may seek to eliminate the regional boundaries that define the nation’s six major accreditors, and give itself more authority over them.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:55:34 EST
<![CDATA[Study Challenges Notion That Risk of Sexual Assault Is Greater at College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150817/ http://chronicle.com/article/Study-Challenges-Notion-That/150817/ A federal study finds that female college students are less likely to be raped than other women in the same age group.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Payments for Athletes? Check. Players With Balanced Lives? Not So Much.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150807/ http://chronicle.com/article/Payments-for-Athletes-Check/150807/ A focus on helping athletes has not brought policies allowing them to spend less time on their sport, said leaders at a conference this week.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:36:37 EST
<![CDATA[Resign or Reform? Fraternity Members Respond to an Unflattering Spotlight]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150777/ http://chronicle.com/article/Resign-or-Reform-Fraternity/150777/ High-profile allegations of a culture run amok have led some members to quit their chapters. Others are calling for change from within.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[Many Colleges Fail to Report Deals With Student-Aid Contractors]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150757/ http://chronicle.com/article/Many-Colleges-Fail-to-Report/150757/ Because a "significant number" of colleges aren’t following federal rules, the Education Department is looking for ways to improve its oversight.

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Compromise Bill Would Keep Education Spending Mostly Flat for Rest of Fiscal Year]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150765/ http://chronicle.com/article/Compromise-Bill-Would-Keep/150765/ The measure, which would finance most of the federal government through next September, would largely preserve student aid but take a bite from Pell Grant funds.

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[What the Year's Most-Noticed Research Papers Tell Us About Ourselves]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150759/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-the-Years-Most-Noticed/150759/ On our minds: diet and disease, the fate of the environment, the origins of humans. And, of course, Facebook’s messing with our heads.

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Decisions Not to Indict in Deaths of Black Men Spark Activism on Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150751/ http://chronicle.com/article/Decisions-Not-to-Indict-in/150751/ Law students, professors, and academic associations are calling for social and political action to protest the use of police violence.

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:56:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150433/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/150433/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[2 NSF Grants That Have Drawn Republican Scrutiny]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150445/ http://chronicle.com/article/2-NSF-Grants-That-Have-Drawn/150445/ Congressional researchers might have done due diligence by contacting the scientists. But they didn’t.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[What Do House Republicans Want From the NSF?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150431/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Do-House-Republicans-Want/150431/ A House committee has been pressuring the agency to justify some of its grants. Members now say they just want the NSF to better explain its awards.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Behind RPI's Highly Paid Chief, Tales of an Imperial Air and Cowed Staff]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150441/ http://chronicle.com/article/Behind-RPIs-Highly-Paid/150441/ Shirley Ann Jackson of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earned $7-million in 2012, tops among private-college leaders.

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[36 Presidents of Private Colleges Earned More Than $1-Million in 2012]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150443/ http://chronicle.com/article/36-Presidents-of-Private/150443/ Median pay rose by 2.5 percent, with the typical leader earning close to $400,000, The Chronicle’s annual analysis finds.

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Doubts About UVa Rape Account Leave Concerns About Consequences]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150457/ http://chronicle.com/article/Doubts-About-UVa-Rape-Account/150457/ Rolling Stone admits flaws in its graphic story. Now some advocates worry that progress in fighting campus sexual assault could stall.

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 12:39:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Charlottesville, UVa Students Absorb New Doubts About Account of Rape]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150453/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Charlottesville-UVa/150453/ Earlier this week, it was hard to find students who openly questioned Rolling Stone's account of a rape. Now some say they had questions all along.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:23:00 EST