The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:09:06 EST <![CDATA[158 Private Colleges Fail Government’s Financial-Responsibility Test]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228277/ http://chronicle.com/article/158-Private-Colleges-Fail/228277/ The latest figures, for the 2013 fiscal year, show an improvement from the previous year, when 168 institutions had scores below passing on the controversial test.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:56:49 EST
<![CDATA[For 529 College-Savings Plans, a Big Challenge Is Setting the Record Straight]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228275/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-529-College-Savings-Plans/228275/ Advocates of the plans have long struggled to show that they’re more than just for the rich, but at a meeting this week, the talk was of how far they have to go.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:55:44 EST
<![CDATA[A Community College Contemplates a Future Without State Money]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228273/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Community-College/228273/ Arizona's governor has proposed a budget that would slash all funding for three of the state's two-year colleges. Here's how one chancellor is grappling with getting "zeroed out."

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[What a Promise of Financial Aid Might Mean to a Middle Schooler]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228217/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-a-Promise-of-Financial/228217/ The path to college, a new paper emphasizes, starts in middle school—as does concern about how to pay for it.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:55:59 EST
<![CDATA[Just How Private Are College Students’ Campus Counseling Records?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228229/ http://chronicle.com/article/Just-How-Private-Are-College/228229/ The U.S. Education Department has weighed in on, but not resolved, a dispute over privacy protections stemming from an alleged rape at the University of Oregon.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:55:42 EST
<![CDATA[Audio: What 8th Graders Know About Paying for College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228209/ http://chronicle.com/article/Audio-What-8th-Graders-Know/228209/ A Chronicle reporter talked with a group of middle-school students from low-income families about the cost of higher education.

 

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:55:01 EST
<![CDATA[Republican Governors' Shared Goals for Higher Ed: Accountability and Work-Force Preparation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228227/ http://chronicle.com/article/Republican-Governors-Shared/228227/ GOP leaders might not be on the same page when it comes to public-college funding, but most of them agree on some key ideas.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Sweet Briar’s Demise Is a Cautionary Tale for Other Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228231/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sweet-Briar-s-Demise-Is-a/228231/ To avoid a similar fate, small colleges need to be hard-nosed about what works and what doesn’t, experts say.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:42:40 EST
<![CDATA[How the Pressure on Public Colleges Plays Out in One State]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228121/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-Pressure-on-Public/228121/ Tuition is mostly on the rise. State support generally heads the other way. A new report looks at how those trends have affected educational goals and outcomes in Virginia.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:56:32 EST
<![CDATA[How One University Unexpectedly Found Itself Ranked Among the ‘25 Most Dangerous Colleges’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228113/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-University/228113/ Drake University was astonished at a website’s recent ranking. But even after the site apologized for errors and removed Drake from the list, the damage was done.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:55:58 EST
<![CDATA[Under Increasing Financial Pressure, Colleges Consider Mergers—Cautiously]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228125/ http://chronicle.com/article/Under-Increasing-Financial/228125/ Joining forces with another institution can solve some problems but bring new ones as well.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Is Sweet Briar’s Closure a Warning Sign for Other Small Colleges?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228123/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Sweet-Briar-s-Closure-a/228123/ Some of the college’s peers have made big changes to stay afloat. But Sweet Briar couldn’t escape declining interest.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:47:00 EST
<![CDATA[After 6 Suicides, U. of Pennsylvania Takes a Tough Look at Its Campus Culture]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228095/ http://chronicle.com/article/After-6-Suicides-U-of/228095/ A task force’s report on mental health calls for change in the university’s culture of perfection, to a mixed response on campus.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:55:58 EST
<![CDATA[Median Salaries of Senior College Administrators, 2014-15]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190533/ http://chronicle.com/article/Median-Salaries-of-Senior/190533/ For the second consecutive year, the rate of salary growth for senior administrators at public colleges outpaced that of their peers at private institutions.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[How 3 Colleges Made Tough Choices]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190493/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-3-Colleges-Made-Tough/190493/ Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST <![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190505/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/190505/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Do Your Students Have Criminal Records? Is It Even Fair to Ask?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190517/ http://chronicle.com/article/Do-Your-Students-Have-Criminal/190517/ Most institutions do inquire, a step that critics see as discouraging ex-convicts who could benefit greatly from a college education.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[In New York, a Prison Record Is a Barrier to College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190503/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-New-York-a-Prison-Record-/190503/ College applicants who admit past convictions meet tacit barriers to educational opportunity.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Football, Stigma of Concussion Creates Incentives to Hide It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190495/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Football-Stigma-of/190495/ Even as more concussions are reported to the NCAA, colleges have become cautious about what they say publicly.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[With Survival at Stake, Small Colleges Reach for Lifelines]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190491/ http://chronicle.com/article/With-Survival-at-Stake-Small/190491/ In the recession’s aftermath, the institutions are adapting to a new market.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[At Conservative Confab, Colleges and Activist Groups Seek to Connect With Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190485/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Conservative-Confab/190485/ "People already know what they want to do," said one official at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "We’re going to teach you how to make it happen."

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:55:54 EST
<![CDATA[Senate’s Revamped Sexual-Assault Bill Puts More Pressure on Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190487/ http://chronicle.com/article/Senate-s-Revamped/190487/ Building on legislation that never came to a vote last year, the new bill would require colleges to do more to protect victims and the due-process rights of all parties.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:55:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Ever-Growing World of College Rankings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190437/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Ever-Growing-World-of/190437/ New entrants in the ratings game say they focus on how students fare after college, rather than on the quality of those who enroll.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Make Your Own College Rankings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151473/ http://chronicle.com/article/Make-Your-Own-College-Rankings/151473/ Try your hand at The Chronicle's College Rankings Mash-Up Machine.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Distinction Washington U. Wants to Lose: Least Economically Diverse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190413/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Distinction-Washington-U/190413/ The St. Louis institution ranks well below its peers in admitting Pell-eligible students.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:56:41 EST
<![CDATA[Opening Up Admissions at a Rich Private College is Holden Thorp’s Latest Challenge]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190305/ http://chronicle.com/article/Opening-Up-Admissions-at-a/190305/ Once the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s chancellor, Mr. Thorp is trying to raise admission of low-income students at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST