The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:59:22 EDT <![CDATA[Rogue Trustee in Texas Stirs Debate on His Role]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146063/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rogue-Trustee-in-Texas-Stirs/146063/ Wallace Hall may face impeachment for what some call a vendetta against the president of the University of Texas at Austin.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:55:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Department Proposes Easing Eligibility Criteria for PLUS Loans]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146069/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Department-Proposes/146069/ Changes would soften punitive underwriting standards put into place three years ago to deal with delinquent debts.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Apprenticeship Programs Draw National Spotlight but Not Women]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146061/ http://chronicle.com/article/Apprenticeship-Programs-Draw/146061/ The president and vice president announced $100-million in support for the programs, which attract few women because they focus on male-dominated fields.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:55:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NCAA’s New Enforcement Chief Sees Colleges as Customers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146001/ http://chronicle.com/article/NCAA-s-New-Enforcement-Chief/146001/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:57:45 EDT <![CDATA[Obama and Biden Promote $550-Million in New Job-Training Funds]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145975/ http://chronicle.com/article/ObamaBiden-Promote/145975/ Community colleges will be able to compete for the grant money, to help prepare workers for in-demand positions.

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:19:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Paying for College: Experts Gather in Search of New Models]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145929/ http://chronicle.com/article/Paying-for-College-Experts/145929/ Scholars at a Lumina Foundation summit discussed ideas for making college more affordable and raising completion rates.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NCAA Looks to Redefine Its Policy on Academic Fraud]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145931/ http://chronicle.com/article/NCAA-Looks-to-Redefine-Its/145931/ The association’s current rules do not define academic misconduct, but high-profile cases have spurred discussion of whether it will get more involved.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:56:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Pitzer College to Take Fossil-Fuel Divestment a Few Steps Further]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145905/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pitzer-College-to-Take/145905/ Trustees voted to sell the endowment’s fossil-fuel investments this year and to trim 25 percent from the college’s carbon footprint by 2016.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:59:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Sen. Warren Proposes Allowing Student-Loan Borrowers to Refinance Debt]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145903/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sen-Warren-Proposes-Allowing/145903/ The Massachusetts Democrat plans legislation that would let borrowers who took out loans before last July refinance at the lower rates available on new loans.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:56:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges See Big Savings in Centralized Buying]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145879/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-See-Big-Savings-in/145879/ Institutions are hiring new managers whose specialty is buying in bulk. Their challenge? Departments accustomed to autonomy.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sticking With a High-Tuition, High-Aid Model, College of Wooster Makes the Case to Its Board]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145875/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sticking-With-a-High-Tuition/145875/ The controversial pricing model is the financially soundest way to proceed, say the two College of Wooster officials responsible for maintaining it.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Accreditation in Action: Inside a Site Visit]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145883/ http://chronicle.com/article/Accreditation-in-Action-/145883/ Behind closed doors, Mississippi State University’s leaders answer tough questions. This is how universities get better, say those on both sides.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A College Makes the Most of Its Suddenly Famous Eagles]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145891/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-College-Makes-the-Most-of/145891/ With a lofty nest on 24-hour video watch, the Georgia campus landed a worldwide audience. Such an opportunity, officials knew, is not to be wasted.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NIH Joins NSF Program to Teach Scientists to Think Like Entrepreneurs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145897/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Joins-NSF-Program-to-Teach/145897/ The Innovation Corps, or I-Corps, has spread to more than 100 universities since it was created three years ago.

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:44:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Professors Would Have to Use Same Textbook for 3 Years Under Florida Bill]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145861/ http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-Would-Have-to-Use/145861/ The measure aims to curb students’ costs, but faculty members worry that it could force them to teach outdated information.

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:56:43 EDT
<![CDATA[15 Papers on College Affordability Are Released at Lumina Event]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145917/ http://chronicle.com/article/15-Papers-on-College/145917/ The papers are intended to stimulate a discussion about the cost of higher education, student-loan repayment, and institutional, state, and federal partnerships.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:53:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Regional Accreditors Agree on Common Terms]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145853/ http://chronicle.com/article/Regional-Accreditors-Agree-on/145853/ The organizations clarify what they mean by "probation," "warning," and other language describing an institution’s accreditation status.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:59:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bill Seeks to Expand Use of ‘Income Share’ Alternatives to Student Loans]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145851/ http://chronicle.com/article/Bill-Seeks-to-Expand-Use-of/145851/ The measure would provide a legal framework for arrangements in which students seek money from investors and agree to repay a percentage of their future earnings.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:55:50 EDT
<![CDATA[How One University Has Achieved Parity in Student Success]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145829/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Has/145829/ Kim A. Wilcox, chancellor of the University of California at Riverside, talked to The Chronicle about what works for improving student success.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Group Seeks to Align Curricula With Skills Needed in High-Demand Fields]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145831/ http://chronicle.com/article/Group-Seeks-to-Align-Curricula/145831/ The National STEM Consortium, an alliance of 10 community colleges, has developed training programs that other campuses can adapt to fit local needs.

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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:58:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Amid National-Title Celebration, Academic Questions Take Center Stage]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145825/ http://chronicle.com/article/Amid-National-Title/145825/ Postgame comments by a basketball star at the University of Connecticut highlighted controversies and challenges that are tearing at the NCAA’s amateurism model.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:34:36 EDT
<![CDATA[U.S. Oversight of Research Misconduct Is Seen as Hampered by Bureaucracy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145815/ http://chronicle.com/article/US-Oversight-of-Research/145815/ Turf battles are among many factors that hinder the Office of Research Integrity’s mission, says David E. Wright, who stepped down as ORI’s director last month.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Biden Announces Drive to Award Credit for Apprenticeships]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145809/ http://chronicle.com/article/Biden-Announces-Drive-to-Award/145809/ A new consortium of business and labor leaders and colleges will help workers earn associate and bachelor’s degrees more quickly.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:58:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Affirmative-Action Foe Plans Campaigns Against 3 Universities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145797/ http://chronicle.com/article/Affirmative-Action-Foe-Plans/145797/ The Project on Fair Representation seeks plaintiffs for potential lawsuits against admissions policies at Harvard and the Universities of North Carolina and Wisconsin.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Colleges Struggle for Ways to Evolve Amid Competing Demands]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145779/ http://chronicle.com/article/Public-Colleges-Struggle-for/145779/ As the recession fades, regional comprehensives seek to regain their footing.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[4-Year Colleges' Views of Transfer Credits May Hinder Graduation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145753/ http://chronicle.com/article/4-Year-Colleges-Views-of/145753/ Transfer agreements reside within states, and sometimes even within institutions. A proposal could close loopholes.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT