The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://chronicle.com/topic/Government/114/ Topics :: Government Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:57:01 EDT <![CDATA[California Governor Proposes More Money for Higher Ed, and More Expectations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143937/ http://chronicle.com/article/California-Governor-Proposes/143937/ In return for budget increases, the state's public colleges would have to continue a tuition freeze and work to improve student outcomes.

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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[After Bumpy Tenure, President of Higher Learning Commission Will Retire]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/142985/ http://chronicle.com/article/After-Bumpy-Tenure-President/142985/ Sylvia Manning led the regional accreditor through a period of controversy centered on its oversight of for-profit colleges.

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[10 States Are Shortchanging Historically-Black Land Grant Universities, Report Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141453/ http://chronicle.com/article/10-States-Are-Shortchanging/141453/ Over a three-year period, a study found, those states came up $57-million short of the matching funds that federal statutes say they should have provided.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Oregon's 'Pay It Forward' Plan on Student Loans Could Become 'Pay It Yourself']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141221/ http://chronicle.com/article/Oregons-Pay-It-Forward-Plan/141221/ A proposal in Oregon has drawn enthusiasm in at least five states. But a close look suggests it could lead to an even greater shifting of college costs from states to students.

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Colleges Endorse Obama Plans on Affordability and Accountability]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141231/ http://chronicle.com/article/Public-Colleges-Endorse-Obama/141231/ Many of the ideas the president proposed on Thursday are already being pursued at the state level.

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Many States Increased Student Aid Despite Recession, Data Show]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140353/ http://chronicle.com/article/Many-States-Increased-Student/140353/ A national survey reveals that many states shifted away from merit-based aid and nongrant aid in order to spend more on grants based on financial need.

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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Policy Trends in State Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140333/ http://chronicle.com/article/Policy-Trends-in-State-Higher/140333/ New legislation the states included allowing veterans and some students who were brought to the United States illegally as children to pay lower in-state tuition rates.

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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U.S. House Panel Questions Value of Accreditation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139825/ http://chronicle.com/article/US-House-Panel-Questions/139825/ One question aired at the hearing: Are accreditors effectively handling the dual task of assessing program quality and tending the gate to federal student aid?

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Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wisconsin Lawmakers Slam Colleges Over Cash Reserves]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139047/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wisconsin-Lawmakers-Slam/139047/ Rainy-day funds, generally considered to be prudent measures, are targets of legislators unfamiliar with multibillion-dollar enterprises like state universities.

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Mon, 06 May 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Obama's Accreditation Proposals Surprise Higher-Education Leaders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/137311/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obamas-Accreditation/137311/ The president called for revising accrediting standards, or creating new ones, that would hold colleges more accountable for "cost, value, and quality."

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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Calif. Legislative Analyst Slams Governor's Higher-Education Budget]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/137279/ http://chronicle.com/article/Calif-Legislative-Analyst/137279/ The nonpartisan office advised lawmakers to discard parts of the governor's plan and recommended more state oversight of any spending increases.

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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[State Spending on Higher Education Rebounds in Most States After Years of Decline]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/136745/ http://chronicle.com/article/State-Spending-on-Higher/136745/ Thirty states increased their higher-education budgets, but overall spending dropped by 0.4 percent because of larger cuts in some of the biggest states.

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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[College Education Is Expected to Remain a High Priority for States]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/136427/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Education-Is-Expected/136427/ The slow economy, political polarization, and a growing demand to increase graduation rates are among the driving factors.

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Thu, 03 Jan 2013 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Morgan State U. President Is Abruptly Ousted After 3 Years]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/136243/ http://chronicle.com/article/Morgan-State-U-President-Is/136243/ The university's board did not say why it had not renewed David Wilson's contract, but recent shootings had drawn attention to crime on the Baltimore campus.

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[State Ballot Measures Have Big Consequences for Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/135410/ http://chronicle.com/article/State-Ballot-Measures-Have-Big/135410/ State elections will decide several important issues affecting higher education, including affirmative action and how institutions are financed.

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Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Academics in Some Races Shrink From Ivory Tower's Shadow]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/135204/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academics-in-Some-Races-Shrink/135204/ Six candidates talk to The Chronicle about how their involvement in academe helps or harms their political careers.

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Mon, 22 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why the Morrill Act Still Matters]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132877/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-the-Morrill-Act-Still/132877/ The law reminds us that American colleges, even private ones, are publicly supported—and that most students could not survive without that support.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[N.J. Supreme Court Shields Rutgers Legal Clinics From Records Requests]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132761/ http://chronicle.com/article/NJ-Supreme-Court-Shields/132761/ The decision is a victory for higher-education groups, which warned that an inability to maintain attorney-client privilege would harm public law schools.

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Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Federal Panel Slams Accreditor]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132605/ http://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Panel-Slams-Accreditor/132605/ An arm of the Middle States Association that oversees some vocational institutions got a stern warning from a panel that reviews accrediting groups.

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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Obama's New Immigration Policy: Disappointment Is in the Details]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132377/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obamas-New-Immigration/132377/ The president's decision gives both too much (if you listen to those who would restrict immigration) and far too little.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Academics Keep the Cash Coming for Obama]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132303/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academics-Keep-the-Cash-Coming/132303/ It's no surprise that professors open their wallets for the Democrat. But it's different for employees of for-profit colleges.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[For-Profit Colleges Eye Changes, and See GOP a Better Bet]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132325/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Profit-Colleges-Eye/132325/ With the the fate of several rules that affect their sector hanging in the balance, the colleges are donating more heavily toward Republicans.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Government Asks Colleges to Agree to Veteran-Friendly Policies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132145/ http://chronicle.com/article/Government-Asks-Colleges-to/132145/ The Department of Veterans Affairs wants colleges to pledge to follow the guidelines despite concerns that they are unclear.

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Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Federal Advisory Panel Pans Recommended Overhaul of State Grant-Aid Programs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131949/ http://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Advisory-Panel-Pans/131949/ Suggestions from the Brookings Institution are condemned as sacrificing need-based aid and not significantly improving college-completion rates.

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Tue, 22 May 2012 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Microgrants at U. of Michigan Will Spark Innovative Research]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131827/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Microgrants-at-U-of/131827/ Faculty members who form interdisciplinary teams can apply for quick start-up grants of $20,000 each, giving them the chance to pursue potentially rewarding hunches.

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Wed, 09 May 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[State Student-Aid Grants Should Focus on Completion, Not Just Merit, Report Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131821/ http://chronicle.com/article/State-Student-Aid-Grants/131821/ States should eliminate the "dichotomy" between need- and merit-based aid, and instead require students to make progress toward completing their degrees.

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Tue, 08 May 2012 01:00:00 EDT