The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ News :: Administration Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:32:20 EDT <![CDATA[Indiana College Presidents Speak Out Against ‘Religious Freedom’ Law]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228955/ http://chronicle.com/article/Indiana-College-Presidents/228955/ At least seven universities have pledged to honor their own nondiscrimination policies. But for presidents, taking a public stance is often a balancing act.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dept. Names More Than 550 Colleges It Has Put Under Extra Financial Scrutiny]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228957/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dept-Names-More-Than-550/228957/ "Heightened cash monitoring" requires institutions to pay federal loans and grants out to students before being reimbursed by the Education Department.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Reversing a Chief’s Dismissal, as Mississippi May, Is a Delicate Matter]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228929/ http://chronicle.com/article/Reversing-a-Chief-s/228929/ If Daniel W. Jones gets his job back as the University of Mississippi's chancellor, he and the board could be in a difficult position.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:57:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Median Salaries of Higher-Education Professionals, 2014-15]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228735/ http://chronicle.com/article/Median-Salaries-of/228735/ The median base salaries of professional staff members on college campuses rose by 2.2 percent.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:57:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228853/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/228853/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Disparities in New Aid for Athletes Could Alter Dynamics of Recruiting]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228855/ http://chronicle.com/article/Disparities-in-New-Aid-for/228855/ As colleges prepare to cover players’ full cost of attendance, some wealthy institutions are hampered by what they can spend.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Proving Ground for the Presidency: Student Affairs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228907/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Proving-Ground-for-the/228907/ Want someone in the top job who can handle a crisis and focus on public relations? Look no further.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Sweet Briar's Board Decided to Close the College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228927/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Sweet-Briars-Board/228927/ Summoned to a meeting in Washington, D.C., the college’s board members looked at the numbers. And they realized there wasn’t a choice.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mississippi Meets the Pitfalls of Running a Medical Center and a University]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228845/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mississippi-Meets-the-Pitfalls/228845/ Managing such vast enterprises can present hidden challenges. The controversial ouster of popular chancellor at the University of Mississippi highlights some of them.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:59:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Should College Administrators Yak Back?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228835/ http://chronicle.com/article/Should-College-Administrators/228835/ A recent controversy about posts on Yik Yak at a student-affairs conference raises questions about who on campus is using the anonymous app, and for what.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:57:50 EDT
<![CDATA[For UVa, a Year of Sorrow, Anger, and Exhaustion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228843/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-UVa-a-Year-of-Sorrow/228843/ Campus safety. Sexual assault. Race relations. The university can’t seem to avoid any issue roiling higher education.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Many Teach Grants Turn Into Loans; Report Asks Department to Find Out Why]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228839/ http://chronicle.com/article/Many-Teach-Grants-Turn-Into/228839/ The program offers loan forgiveness to prospective teachers who meet certain criteria after graduation. For more than a third of grantees so far, says a new report, that hasn’t worked out.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Colleges Don’t Do More to Rein In Frats]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228841/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Colleges-Don-t-Do-More/228841/ Fraternity houses often feel like no-accountability zones for many reasons. But most of them come back to simple matters of cost and liability.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: 'The Athletic Machine Is in Charge of the University']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228783/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-The-Athletic-Machine/228783/ Mary C. Willingham spoke with The Chronicle about how Chapel Hill's academic scandal highlighted larger problems in big-time college sports.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Student-Loan Default Rates Are Easily Gamed. Here's a Better Measure.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228771/ http://chronicle.com/article/Student-Loan-Default-Rates-Are/228771/ A disconnect between repayment, completion, and default exposes a significant flaw in the government’s key metric for colleges' financial accountability.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[One Way to Reduce Textbook Costs: Get Rid of Commissions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228743/ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Way-to-Reduce-Textbook/228743/ A Dallas community-college district is giving up its share of the revenue for course materials sold through its bookstores.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:56:38 EDT
<![CDATA[States Are Eager to Collect Graduates’ Job Data. Here’s Where That Effort Stands.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228745/ http://chronicle.com/article/States-Are-Eager-to-Collect/228745/ Lawmakers say that information on what degree recipients earn can help determine funding for public-college programs. But the data comes with flaws — for now.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:55:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: How an Elite Women’s College Lost Its Base and Found Its Mission]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228533/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-How-an-Elite-Women-s/228533/ Almost 30 years ago, one college faced an enrollment crisis. So it took a risk that has allowed it to stabilize and grow.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Colleges Can Do to Improve Career Development]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228747/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Colleges-Can-Do-to/228747/ Student-affairs panelists share strategies for improving graduates’ placement rates.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Police Find No Evidence to Support Alleged Gang Rape at UVa]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228717/ http://chronicle.com/article/Police-Find-No-Evidence-to/228717/ An inquiry was suspended for lack of evidence, the local police chief said. He urged colleges to act quickly in the face of complaints.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:55:37 EDT
<![CDATA[2 Proposals for Accreditation, 2 Shared Goals: Limits and Flexibility]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228713/ http://chronicle.com/article/2-Proposals-for-Accreditation/228713/ Senators agreed with a panel that oversees accreditors that it’s time to overhaul the process by which colleges are certified for federal aid. But the lawmakers took a big step further.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In 3 Reports, Senate Republicans Hint at Higher-Ed Agenda]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228715/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-3-Reports-Senate/228715/ Reform-minded senators raised the prospect of significant changes in how accreditation works, how student outcomes are tracked, and how to keep student-loan borrowers from defaulting.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bloody Arrest at UVa Brings Black Students’ Concerns Forward]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228683/ http://chronicle.com/article/Bloody-Arrest-at-UVa-Brings/228683/ For some, the incident reinforces a sense that the university has a long way to go before black, Latino, and Asian students feel as welcome as their white counterparts.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:55:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Before Cutting Tuition, Consider This]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228585/ http://chronicle.com/article/Before-Cutting-Tuition/228585/ Cutting tuition has both champions and critics. But both groups agree that a price cut is nowhere near that simple, and is not for every college.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How One Small College Attracted Its Largest Incoming Class Ever]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228649/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-Small-College/228649/ After several years of declining numbers, Newberry College welcomed 19 percent more new students than the previous fall. Here’s how it turned things around.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228673/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/228673/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT