The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:49:57 EDT <![CDATA[Colleges Ask Court for Deference on Unpaid Internships]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146147/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Ask-Court-for/146147/ Higher-education groups are weighing in on two cases before a federal appeals court that could limit colleges' ability to integrate unpaid internships with companies into their curricula.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:57:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Supreme Court Upholds Bans on Racial Preferences in College Admissions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146145/ http://chronicle.com/article/Supreme-Court-Upholds-Bans-on/146145/ Voter-approved prohibitions on race-conscious admissions pass constitutional muster, the court said.

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:49:19 EDT
<![CDATA[College Attainment Rises, but Lumina’s 60% Goal Is Now Harder to Reach]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146133/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Attainment-Rises-but/146133/ The increase in Americans with college degrees is good news, a report says, though the nation remains behind in efforts to achieve the foundation’s 2025 target.

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:58:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Agency Questions ‘Auto Default’ Practices of Some Private Lenders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146137/ http://chronicle.com/article/Agency-Questions-Auto/146137/ When a student-loan borrower’s co-signer dies, some lenders demand immediate payment in full, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says. It suggests other options.

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:57:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Top Colleges Pay Fund Raisers Top Dollar]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146119/ http://chronicle.com/article/Top-Colleges-Pay-Fund-Raisers/146119/ Explore a table listing 132 top-paid fund raisers at colleges and universities, including more than a dozen whose compensation exceeded $500,000.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[State and Local Money for Higher Education Increased Slightly in 2013]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146123/ http://chronicle.com/article/StateLocal-Money-for/146123/ A report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers contains a glimmer of good news for public colleges, as well as a reminder of how much has changed since 2008.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:55:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tobacco-Divestment Plan Raises Questions Over Morals and Money]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146083/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tobacco-Divestment-Plan-Raises/146083/ Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[New Survey Documents Pay of Hourly Workers on Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146085/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Survey-Documents-Pay-of/146085/ It provides rare salary data on some positions, like research and lab assistants, that exist only on college campuses.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Pitzer College Charts a Different Course on Fossil-Fuel Divestment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146091/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pitzer-College-Charts-a/146091/ The college's trustees said its $124-million endowment would be ­
99 percent free of fossil-fuel investments by the end of this year.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Health Care, Lessons for Obama on Rating Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146089/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Health-Care-Lessons-for/146089/ Academic researchers who have studied the federal government’s comparisons of medical facilities say the administration should be mindful of pitfalls.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Human Variable in Teaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146093/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Human-Variable-in-Teaching/146093/ A professor took a scientific interest in teaching and, in his work with one student in particular, found humanity in the profession.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Median Salaries of Nonexempt University Employees, 2013-14]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146007/ http://chronicle.com/article/Median-Salaries-of-Nonexempt/146007/ Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:01 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/ Working to rebuild trust in the beleaguered unit, the new leader is seeking colleges’ cooperation in investigations and soliciting their feedback afterward.

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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