The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:47:22 EDT <![CDATA[In the Final ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule, a Key Measure Vanishes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149711/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-the-Final-Gainful/149711/ The rule was expected to hold programs accountable for borrowers’ default rates. But that metric has been dropped.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:55:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Grand Canyon U. Contemplates a Nonprofit Future]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149713/ http://chronicle.com/article/Grand-Canyon-U-Contemplates-a/149713/ As for-profit higher education’s fortunes fade, an institution explores a conversion to appeal to Christian philanthropists.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tell Us About Red Tape on Your Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149689/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tell-Us-About-Red-Tape-on-Your/149689/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT <![CDATA[Akron Wins Million-Dollar Prize for Increasing Its College Graduates]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149703/ http://chronicle.com/article/Akron-Wins-Million-Dollar/149703/ An award from two city-improvement groups focuses on higher education. Our accompanying map shows changes in numbers of degrees awarded across the country.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wary Colleges Ratchet Up Scrutiny of Athletes in the Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149685/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wary-Colleges-Ratchet-Up/149685/ Revelations at Chapel Hill spur officials elsewhere to shift pay incentives for coaches and raise alert for signs of academic fraud.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149635/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/149635/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NCAA's Graduation Rates Don't Necessarily Prove Success]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149627/ http://chronicle.com/article/NCAAs-Graduation-Rates-Dont/149627/ The association defends its calculation of athletes' graduation rates. But are many "transfers" really dropouts?

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ethicist Who Crossed the Line]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149619/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Ethicist-Who-Crossed-the/149619/ How Jan Boxill, a philosophy instructor and ethics expert, became a prominent casualty in the UNC scandal.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Campus Counseling Centers Face a Question: Where Are All the Men?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149615/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campus-Counseling-Centers-Face/149615/ Men are reluctant to seek help with emotional problems, experts say. Some colleges are experimenting with ways to reach them outside the counseling center.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:58:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Athletics Advisers' Ethical Dilemma]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149613/ http://chronicle.com/article/Athletics-Advisers-Ethical/149613/ Under pressure to keep athletes eligible for competition, academic advisers struggle to help them just enough, but not too much.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:55:46 EDT
<![CDATA[One Message at Meeting of Community-College Trustees: Pay Attention to Demographics]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149617/ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Message-at-Meeting-of/149617/ With the Hispanic and Asian populations growing faster than the U.S. population as a whole, the colleges must be prepared for change.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:55:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Widespread Nature of Chapel Hill's Academic Fraud Is Laid Bare]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149603/ http://chronicle.com/article/Widespread-Nature-of-Chapel/149603/ A new report reveals broad involvement by a variety of actors.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:56:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NIH Allocates $31-Million to Tackle Racial Gaps in Training]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149597/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Allocates-31-Million-to/149597/ A dozen university groups will now be asked to develop and test strategies for improving the diversity of the nation’s medical work force.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:51:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Key Players in Academic Fraud at U. of North Carolina]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149583/ http://chronicle.com/article/Key-Players-in-Academic-Fraud/149583/ One revelation in Wednesday's report is that far more people were involved in the fraud than was previously known. Here's a breakdown.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Coming Soon for PLUS Loans: More Eligible Borrowers, New Data on Defaults]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149593/ http://chronicle.com/article/Coming-Soon-for-PLUS-Loans-/149593/ The Education Department has issued a final rule that will make it easier for borrowers with past credit problems to qualify for the loans.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:16:16 EDT
<![CDATA[For Colleges, Student-Privacy Law Can Be an Obligation and a Shield]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149553/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Colleges-Student-Privacy/149553/ When its quarterback was accused of sexual assault, the University of Florida erred on the side of disclosure. Colleges typically do the opposite.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:55:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Many Athletes Receive Little Education on Concussion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149545/ http://chronicle.com/article/Many-Athletes-Receive-Little/149545/ Nearly one-quarter of respondents to a survey of NCAA colleges said their institutions did not properly teach players about the risk of head injuries.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:01:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Universities Curtail Health Experts' Efforts to Work on Ebola in West Africa]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149543/ http://chronicle.com/article/Universities-Curtail-Health/149543/ Tough new restrictions on travel to countries stricken by the virus worry some infectious-disease workers, on campuses and off.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:55:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Seeking Hip Worker Environs, Universities Remake Research Parks]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149541/ http://chronicle.com/article/Seeking-Hip-Worker-Environs/149541/ To attract new talent and sustain growth, traditional parks are planning ambitious overhauls.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:54:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Public-College Leaders Rail Against Education Dept.’s ‘Regulatory Culture’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149535/ http://chronicle.com/article/Public-College-Leaders-Rail/149535/ The under secretary of education gets an earful from a crowd at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ annual meeting.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:32:23 EDT
<![CDATA[In Rules on Campus Sexual Violence, Education Dept. Emphasizes Training]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149521/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Rules-on-Campus-Sexual/149521/ The new regulations for colleges represent "the most significant change in campus-sexual-assault policy in 20 years," says one expert.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:55:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Benchmark Survey Finds a Continued Rise in Giving to Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149519/ http://chronicle.com/article/Benchmark-Survey-Finds-a/149519/ The stock market’s recent volatility notwithstanding, the country’s improved financial outlook in 2013 contributed to a surge in donations to higher education.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About the Past Seven Days]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149501/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149501/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[As Ebola Fears Touch Campuses, Officials Respond With an ‘Excess of Caution’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149491/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Ebola-Fears-Touch-Campuses/149491/ Colleges want to keep their students and employees safe. They also want to avoid causing unnecessary alarm.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:56:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Here Are 88 Weird College-Owned Trademarks, Arranged as a Poem]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149415/ http://chronicle.com/article/Here-Are-88-Weird/149415/ Some of them are standard. Others, not so much.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Colleges Don't Want to Be Judged by Their Graduation Rates]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149435/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Colleges-Dont-Want-to-Be/149435/ The government's calculation of the rates ignores millions of potential graduates, a worrisome prospect as a controversial college-rating system is about to be unveiled.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT