The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:20:04 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[Around Retail Giant Amazon, University Presses Tiptoe and Whisper]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147895/ http://chronicle.com/article/Around-Retail-Giant-Amazon/147895/ Scholarly publishers are trying to take advantage of the retail giant’s strength without being swept away by it.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:55:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Anti-Union Vote in Minn. Is Rare Setback in National Campaign for Adjunct Unions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147893/ http://chronicle.com/article/Anti-Union-Vote-in-Minn-Is/147893/ Days after the Service Employees International Union loses a vote at the University of Saint Thomas, it wins one at Antioch University Seattle.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:55:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Quiz: Ed-Tech Company or Made-Up Word?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147869/ http://chronicle.com/article/Quiz-Ed-Tech-Company-or/147869/ Ed-tech companies are known for their weird, weird names. Which got us thinking: Can you tell the difference between actual company names and ones we made up?

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:54:00 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 plan to be released on Tuesday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will lay 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[A Sociologist Asks What Happens When Art Goes Academic]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147791/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Sociologist-Asks-What/147791/ Gary Alan Fine, known for studying subcultures of work and play, turns his attention to the college art scene.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:55:00 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[What Men­tors Of­ten Miss]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147763/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Men-tors-Of-ten-Miss/147763/ Although it’s rare­ly dis­cussed, a per­son­al re­la­tion­ship is what makes men­tor­ing mean­ing­ful for both par­ties.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:23:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 60, Issue 42: July 25, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147817/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-60-Issue-42-July-25/147817/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:23:00 EDT <![CDATA[Great Colleges Create a Culture of Accountability and Cooperation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147823/ http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-Create-a/147823/ More than 43,500 staff and faculty members weighed in for this year’s survey about what makes certain institutions great places to work.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Colleges Methodology]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147821/ http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-Methodology/147821/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:39:00 EDT <![CDATA['I've Always Thought of Myself More as a Midwife']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147761/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ive-Always-Thought-of-Myself/147761/ Kathleen Conzen, a historian at the University of Chicago, inspired such devotion among her mentees that they held a symposium on her when she retired.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[News Features]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147787/ http://chronicle.com/article/News-Features/147787/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:17:00 EDT <![CDATA[Great Colleges To Work For 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147387/ http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-To-Work-For/147387/ The Chronicle's seventh annual survey recognized 92 outstanding colleges nationwide. View the full list to find out which colleges made the cut.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:14:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Difference a Boss Makes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147745/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Difference-a-Boss-Makes/147745/ Tenure-line faculty members don’t have bosses. Administrators really, really do.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:08:19 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uncertain Future of Academic Work]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147755/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Uncertain-Future-of/147755/ Now more than ever, those employed in higher education face the forces of change.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:08:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Spotting a Bad Adviser—and How to Pick a Good One]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147757/ http://chronicle.com/article/Spotting-a-Bad-Adviser-and/147757/ How can you avoid a picking a bad mentor if you’re not sure what you’re looking for in the first place?

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:08:19 EDT
<![CDATA['It's Lifetime Service']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147759/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Lifetime-Service/147759/ Stanley N. Katz, a historian at Princeton University, is proud to say he has stayed in touch with students he taught as far back as the 1960s.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:08:19 EDT
<![CDATA['Give Them Good Advice']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147749/ http://chronicle.com/article/Give-Them-Good-Advice/147749/ Robert T. Paine, a retired ecologist at the University of Washington, is known for encouraging students to follow their own interests.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:08:19 EDT
<![CDATA['You Pay It Forward']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147751/ http://chronicle.com/article/You-Pay-It-Forward/147751/ Richard A. Tapia, a mathematician at Rice University, says he knows how to be both a friend and an adviser to his students.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:08:19 EDT