The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:29:23 EST <![CDATA[New Push to Tighten Up on Study-Abroad Agents]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150275/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Push-to-Tighten-Up-on/150275/ China is tightening up the licensing of China-based agents for overseas universities, with the sector tarnished in recent years by allegations of falsified documentation produced as part of the application process to universities in Britain, the United States, Australia, and other countries.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:24:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tradition in the Cross Hairs as Rape Allegations Rock UVa]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150265/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tradition-in-the-Cross-Hairs/150265/ As the Board of Visitors pledges "zero tolerance" on sexual assault, some ask if the university ignored a problem.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:58:18 EST
<![CDATA[New Rules Would Judge Teacher-Prep Programs on Job Placements and Student Learning]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150263/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Rules-Would-Judge/150263/ The Obama administration has long accused the programs of doing a "mediocre job." But advocates for teachers and colleges say the rules will punish some programs unfairly.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:55:02 EST
<![CDATA[Can Digital ‘Badges’ and ‘Nanodegrees’ Protect Job Seekers From a First-Round Knockout?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150257/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Digital-Badges-and/150257/ Or will impatient recruiters and résumé-reading robots threaten the value of alternative credentials?

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:50:00 EST
<![CDATA[Video: Public Colleges Face Major Threat From Some Trustees, Says AAU Chief]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150097/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Public-Colleges-Face/150097/ Hunter R. Rawlings III, president of the Association of American Universities, says ideologically motivated and corporate-minded board members are hurting public colleges.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[St. Louis-Area Campuses Brace After Decision on Teen’s Shooting]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150223/ http://chronicle.com/article/St-Louis-Area-Campuses-Brace/150223/ As protests flared Monday night over a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer involved, some colleges closed their campuses for the rest of the week.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:44:24 EST
<![CDATA[An Unusual Honor-Code Violation: Students Selling Seats in Popular Courses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150207/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Unusual-Honor-Code/150207/ Emory University undergraduates have devised clever ways, some more ethical than others, to sign up for the classes they want. The university is not amused.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:55:21 EST
<![CDATA[Making Law School a Place for People Who Know What They Want to Do]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150183/ http://chronicle.com/article/Making-Law-School-a-Place-for/150183/ Austen L. Parrish is going to some unexpected places in his quest to find students for Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Britain's Former Universities Minister Takes Up Teaching Post]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150185/ http://chronicle.com/article/Britains-Former-Universities/150185/ David Willetts is still associated with a steep hike in tuition, but he says his discussions with students at King’s College London focus on other issues.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Transitions: Congressman to Lead Top Science Organization; Middlebury College Chooses New President]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150193/ http://chronicle.com/article/Transitions-Congressman-to/150193/ Rush D. Holt, who is retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives, will become chief executive of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150199/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/150199/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Your College's New Website Is Student-Focused, Mobile-Optimized, and Probably Long Overdue]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150189/ http://chronicle.com/article/Your-Colleges-New-Website-Is/150189/ Columbia College Chicago has grabbed the attention of prospective freshmen with its revamp.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[How a Persistent Scholar Landed an Invitation to T.S. Eliot's Archive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150187/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-a-Persistent-Scholar/150187/ "It’s time to bring all of Tom together," the poet’s widow told the professor. "And I’m going to need your help."

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Selected New Books on Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150195/ http://chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/150195/ Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST <![CDATA[To Change a Campus, Talk to the Dean]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150197/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Change-a-Campus-Talk-to/150197/ More than ever before, deans are the ones top administrators rely on to push schools and colleges to evolve.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 13: November 28, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150209/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-13-November/150209/ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:42:00 EST <![CDATA[Middle East Studies Association Fights a Rising Tide of Critics]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150169/ http://chronicle.com/article/Middle-East-Studies/150169/ The group and many of its members dismiss accusations of anti-Israel bias as attempts to stifle academic freedom.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[Senate Democrats’ Bill to Renew Higher Education Act: Many Ideas, Little Hope of Passing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150175/ http://chronicle.com/article/Senate-Democrats-Bill-to/150175/ The legislation, introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin just over a month before his retirement, lays out the priorities of a party that’s about to find itself in the minority in the Senate.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:55:53 EST
<![CDATA[How Obama’s Action on Immigration Will Affect Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150171/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Obama-s-Action-on/150171/ The president’s decision to extend limited legal status to up to five million immigrants, announced Thursday night, will open college doors to many people.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:55:42 EST
<![CDATA[What's Wrong With the Government's College-Cost Information—and How to Fix It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150167/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-Wrong-With-the/150167/ An economics professor explains how he would change two consumer-information tools meant to help prospective students.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:55:03 EST
<![CDATA[Which Red Tape Do You Hate the Most? We Asked, You Answered.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150173/ http://chronicle.com/article/Which-Red-Tape-Do-You-Hate-the/150173/ We put out a call on social media, and the responses were revealing. Here are the "ridiculous" and "costly" regulations that drive professors and administrators to drink.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:55:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Group to Buy 56 of Corinthian's Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150159/ http://chronicle.com/article/Nonprofit-Group-to-Buy-56-of/150159/ The sale to the ECMC Group will create the largest nonprofit career-college system in the country. The new owners plan changes in program offerings, recruiting, and costs.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:05:19 EST
<![CDATA[Colleges’ Prestige Doesn’t Guarantee a Top-Flight Learning Experience]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150155/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Prestige-Doesn-t/150155/ A widely used student-engagement survey’s gauges of educational quality upend tidy notions of selectivity and value. But skeptics see flaws in the measures.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:56:40 EST
<![CDATA[The 2014 National Survey of Student Engagement: a Snapshot]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150153/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-2014-National-Survey-of/150153/ Why academic advising sometimes fails and other key findings from this year’s survey.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:56:22 EST
<![CDATA[Professors of the Year Reveal What Makes Their Classes Stand Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150147/ http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-of-the-Year-Reveal/150147/ $5,000 awards recognize excellence in teaching and mentoring.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[On College Accountability, Will Education Dept. Blink Again?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150157/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-College-Accountability/150157/ Colleges are worried about President Obama’s promise to roll out ratings this fall. But if recent history is any guide, they needn’t be so nervous.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST