The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:24:18 EDT <![CDATA[Senate Bill Asks Colleges to Do More to Combat Sexual Assault]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147991/ http://chronicle.com/article/Senate-Bill-Asks-Colleges-to/147991/ The bipartisan measure calls for expanded resources for victims, public disclosure of campus-climate surveys, and more coordination with law-enforcement agencies.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:58:21 EDT
<![CDATA[In N.C., Debate Over an Aid Freeze—and What It Means to Be Affordable]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147993/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-NC-Debate-Over-an-Aid/147993/ Should state universities trim tuition chiefly for low-income students or cut it across the board?

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:58:11 EDT
<![CDATA[For-Profit Colleges Still Cash In on Post-9/11 GI Bill, Harkin Reports Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147977/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Profit-Colleges-Still-Cash/147977/ The cost of educating veterans at proprietary institutions averages twice that of their public counterparts, says the chairman of the Senate education committee.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Settlement Would Give NCAA More Power to Enforce Concussion Guidelines]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147979/ http://chronicle.com/article/Settlement-Would-Give-NCAA/147979/ But critics say the tentative deal won't force the association to reduce the risk of head injury.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:57:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Few Hazing Victims See It That Way]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147953/ http://chronicle.com/article/Few-Hazing-Victims-See-It-That/147953/ An expert isn’t surprised that some Ohio State students and alumni are rallying around the band director who was fired last week for tolerating hazing.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:56:46 EDT
<![CDATA[A Focus on Specific Dropouts Can Help Colleges Raise Completion Rates]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147955/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Focus-on-Specific-Dropouts/147955/ Students who came close to graduating but didn’t quite finish are more likely to return to a campus to complete a degree, a report says.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:55:23 EDT
<![CDATA[At Butler, a Corporate Way to Manage Change and Groom New Leaders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147913/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Butler-a-Corporate-Way-to/147913/ Administrators are taking part in a warts-and-all performance review at the request of their business-minded president.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Comfortable Kid]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147915/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Comfortable-Kid/147915/ In educating students, colleges today walk a fine line between empowerment and entitlement.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Spending Shifts as Colleges Compete on Students' Comfort]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147921/ http://chronicle.com/article/Spending-Shifts-as-Colleges/147921/ Even if the amenities cost many thousands of dollars per student, they represent a college cost that students and their parents have asked for.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Key Republican in House Proposes Broad Student-Aid Reforms]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147907/ http://chronicle.com/article/Key-Republican-in-House/147907/ Rep. Paul D. Ryan wants to streamline the system, cap some federal loans, create a database to track aid recipients, and disrupt "the accreditation status quo."

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:55:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Senators in Both Parties Agree: States Must Do More for Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147911/ http://chronicle.com/article/Senators-in-Both-Parties/147911/ At a hearing, lawmakers merely disagree on how the federal government should encourage state support for colleges.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:55:18 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Akron Chief’s New Rules: Pick Up Your Trash]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147909/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Akron-Chief-s-New/147909/ He has asked top officials to commit to leadership principles that, among other things, set standards of tidiness and punctuality.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:55:15 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 new plan, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. laid 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