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California A.B. 330 - Governance & State Oversight

01/30/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau (D) Summary: Requires private postsecondary schools to provide prospective students with a School Performance Fact Sheet, which would include the institution's net price calculator and the average student loan debt o... Read more >


Call to Action on Accreditation

01/30/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 30, 2014. WASHINGTON -- The drumbeat of support for changing the U.S. accreditation system has played out here in recent months and years in many realms; it’s playing out at Congressional hearings, in the Obama ... Read more >


DeVry Becomes an Unlikely Olympic Powerhouse

01/29/2014

NYTimes.com, January 28, 2014. They have no mascot or motto, no home rink, oval or stadium. They have no hockey team, curling squad or figure skaters. They have no coaches, no athletic director, and their basketball team once lost by 117 points. But... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges Face New Wave of State Investigations

01/29/2014

Bloomberg, January 29, 2014. For-profit colleges, bruised by years of investigations and rule-making, may face additional financial pressure from a new wave of state probes by attorneys general and the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Educ... Read more >


Students' College GPAs Linked to Quality of Their High Schools

01/29/2014

Education Week, January 28, 2014. The quality of the high school a student attends is a strong predictor of his grades in the first year of college and beyond, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Observed d... Read more >


A Focus on Job Training

01/29/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 29, 2014. WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama called for expanded access to apprenticeships and improved job training programs at community colleges that are better-aligned with the skill... Read more >


APSCU Statement on Education and Opportunity in the State of the Union Address

01/29/2014

APSCU, Washington, D.C., January 28, 2014—Following the conclusion of President Obama's State of the Union Address, APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson released the following statement: "President Obama’s message tonight of opportunity for a... Read more >


Blackboard Software Will Incorporate Virtual College Bookstore

01/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 29, 2014.The learning-management behemoth Blackboard is getting into the virtual-campus-bookstore business. This semester the company is testing a system in which a faculty member can visit the new online b... Read more >


Analysis of 4-Year Degrees at California 2-Year Colleges

01/29/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 29, 2014. A new analysis released of California community colleges possibly adding four-year degree program concludes that the idea "merits serious review." The study by the system office for the state's community colleges n... Read more >


Career Colleges of America officially closes

01/28/2014

DailyNews, January 27, 2014. SAN BERNARDINO >> A local trade school that had ended classes because of apparent financial difficulties has closed, according to the agency in charge of overseeing it. Students say they learned of the closure of C... Read more >


For-Profit Wage Gap

01/28/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 28, 2014. Community college students who transfer to for-profit institutions tend to earn less over the next decade than do their peers who transfer to public or private colleges. Those are the findings from a study release... Read more >


The Education Department Attacks Career Colleges

01/28/2014

RealClearPolicy, January 28, 2014. Over the next six years, there will be 55 million new job openings in the U.S. Nearly 32 million of these new hires will replace retiring Baby Boomers, while another 23 million will take new jobs. And by 2020, 65 pe... Read more >


Why the Labor Force Participation Rate Continues to Drop in California

01/28/2014

Fox & Hounds, January 28, 2014. Last Friday’s state job numbers showed the California unemployment rate decreasing to 8.3%, from 8.5% in November. This follows a steady drop in unemployment since 2010, when unemployment was at 12.5%. Job growt... Read more >


How same-sex marriage impacts financial aid

01/28/2014

MarketWatch, January 28, 2014. Now that their marriages are recognized by the federal government, same-sex couples with college-age children may lose out on some financial aid. As they scramble to meet looming deadlines for financial-aid application... Read more >


QuickWire: For-Profit University Will Accept MOOC Credits

01/27/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 26, 2014. Bridgepoint Education’s Ashford University, which offers courses both online and on a campus in Clinton, Iowa, said on Friday that it would allow students to earn credits toward degrees by taking... Read more >


12 States Scrutinize Education Management Corp.’s Practices

01/27/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 24, 2014. The Education Management Corporation has received inquiries from a dozen states about the company’s business practices, the for-profit-college company said on Friday in a corporate filing with th... Read more >


CALIFORNIA S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

01/24/2014

Sponsor: Senator Lou Correa (D) Summary: Requests each governing body of an accredited private postsecondary education institution to develop a model contract governing the disbursement of financial aid, scholarships, campus-based aid or school ref... Read more >


TurboTax Helps Spread the Word on Student-Loan Repayment Options

01/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 24, 2014. Student-loan borrowers filing their taxes through TurboTax this year will be encouraged to enroll in an income-based repayment plan, the Departments of Education and of the Treasury are expected to... Read more >


California Policy Group Calls for a New State Higher-Ed Coordinating Agency

01/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 24, 2014. Just a day after the heads of California’s three state higher-education systems met to pledge increased cooperation, a policy group released a report saying that California needs a new higher-edu... Read more >


Court Loss for an Accreditor

01/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 24, 2014. A federal judge took the unusual step last week of blocking an accrediting agency's decision to strip an institution's accreditation, and the highly unusual (if not unprecedented) step of fining the agenc... Read more >


California A.B. 1538 - State Financial Aid

01/23/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Eggman (D) Summary: Stipulates that a qualifying institution with a three-year cohort default rate that is equal to or greater than 15.5 percent, as certified by the Student Aid Commission by October 1 of the prior aca... Read more >


Software developer, dentist and other health care careers top U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Jobs list.

01/23/2014

NY Daily News, January 23, 2014. Job seekers looking for a career that offers steady employment, a good salary and long-term growth opportunities may want to start absorbing every bit - and byte- of knowledge they can about computers. That, or lea... Read more >


Community college enrollment falls in Maryland and Virginia, echoing national trend

01/23/2014

The Washington Post, January 22, 2014. Student enrollment is falling at most of Maryland’s and Virginia’s community colleges, echoing a national trend in a sector of higher education closely tied to the economy. There were 190,528 students in Vi... Read more >


Ratings Alternative

01/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 23, 2014. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities on Wednesday took issue with certain parts of the Obama administration's proposed college ratings system -- but recommended an alternative approach that embrace... Read more >


California’s Higher-Education Leaders Pledge More Cooperation

01/23/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 23, 2014.The leaders of California’s three public higher-education systems attended a meeting of the University of California’s regents on Wednesday and pledged to cooperate more on issues like stude... Read more >


Rasmussen College Announces Public Benefit Corporation Status

01/22/2014

Rasmussen College, January 21, 2014. Rasmussen College announced today its transition from a traditional for-profit corporation to a Public Benefit Corporation. The change in corporate status reflects the commitment of the College to a higher standar... Read more >


Investigating For-Profit Edu: Are Government Agents Going To Start Tripping Over Each Other?

01/22/2014

FTC Beat, January 21, 2014. Things look a bit bleak for the for-profit education industry: it seems like every other day a new federal or state agency is launching an investigation or proposing new regulations. The latest news is that a coalition of ... Read more >


Taking on Sallie Mae

01/22/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 22, 2014. The federal government needs to do a better job of overseeing the companies it hires to service student loans, especially Sallie Mae, according to a new report by the National Consumer Law Center. “The... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 1147 - Allied Health Credentialing Issues

01/21/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D) Summary: Current version (1/14/2014): Stipulates that an applicant for a certificate as a massage practitioner shall be issued the certificate, if they have passed a massage and bodywork competency assessment... Read more >


California A.B. 330 - Governance & State Oversight

01/21/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau (D) Summary: Requires private postsecondary schools to provide prospective students with a School Performance Fact Sheet, which would include the institution's net price calculator and the average student loan debt o... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 1174 - Allied Health Credentialing Issues

01/21/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D) Summary: Current version (1/6/2013): Authorizes a registered dental assistant to determine which radiographs to perform, if he or she has completed a Dental Board of California-approved registered dental a... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 548 - Nursing Credentialing Issues

01/21/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Mary Salas (D) Summary: Current version (1/7/2014): Removes the repeal date for community college registered nursing programs that use a multicriteria screening process to evaluate applicants for admission to nursing program... Read more >


Campus Psychological Counseling Goes Online for Students at U. of Florida

01/21/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Jan 13, 2013. Three years ago, facing a particularly acute demand for services, the Counseling and Wellness Center at the University of Florida managed to add four full-time positions to the existing 33. That bough... Read more >


Proposed MOU would require TA schools to be eligible for civilian financial aid program

01/21/2014

Navy Times.  Jan 16, 2013. The Pentagon is pushing a quality-control proposal that would shut out of the military tuition assistance program any colleges and universities that are ineligible for civilian federal financial aid. Most traditional pub... Read more >


Critics Say White House Summit Sidelined Community Colleges

01/17/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Jan 17, 2014. As guests of the White House on Thursday basked in the good will of promises to open doors and guide students to graduation, many educators who have dedicated their careers to helping low-income stude... Read more >


Texas Takes On Student Outcomes

01/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 17, 2014. The University of Texas System on Thursday unveiled an ambitious data tool that gives current and prospective students a wealth of information about how recent graduates like them have fared in the job market.  Th... Read more >


Tracking Alternative Credentials

01/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 17, 2014. The federal government for the first time has data on the 50 million U.S. adults who hold some form of educational credential that isn't a college degree. The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released a report on t... Read more >


The Feel-Good Summit

01/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 17, 2014. President Obama and his administration have spent much of the past year pressing colleges to control their prices and contemplating new ways to hold them accountable, much to the consternation of campus leaders. On Th... Read more >


Pledges for Low-Income Students

01/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 16, 2014. The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled more than 100 commitments from colleges and universities and millions of dollars in philanthropic donations aimed at helping more low-income students attend and complete... Read more >


‘U.S. News’ Releases New Rankings of Online Programs

01/15/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Jan 15, 2014. U.S. News & World Report has released its 2014 Best Online Programs rankings. Nearly 1,000 programs answered questionnaires from U.S. News last summer for this year’s rankings. In 2012 on... Read more >


Right for the Consumer

01/15/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 15, 2014. The education software giant Blackboard delivered an endorsement of the "consumerization" of higher education on Wednesday, acquiring MyEdu, an Austin, Texas-based company that combines data, e-portfolios and recruitm... Read more >


Wage Inequality in California: Why the Conventional Wisdom is Wrong

01/15/2014

Fox & Hounds. Jan 15, 2014. (This brief essay on wage inequality in our state first appeared last Friday at Zocalo Public Square.) The wage gap between rich and poor Californians is rising to the top of the political agenda in 2014. In Decembe... Read more >


Tempered Expectations

01/15/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 15, 2014. After two years of hype about massive open online courses, academic leaders' expectations of all of online education have taken a small but remarkable step back. That’s the main takeaway from "Grade Change: Trackin... Read more >


The White House Summit

01/15/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Jan 15, 2014. President Obama will convene a meeting with more than 100 college and university presidents Thursday -- a chance for his administration to pivot away from its stalled legislative agenda to executive actions and also... Read more >


Funding boost of nearly $1 billion proposed for California's community colleges

01/15/2014

 Contra Costa Times. Jan 14, 2014. A proposal to increase funding for California community colleges by nearly $1 billion has administrators doing the happy dance after Gov. Jerry Brown made the announcement as part of his budget last week. The mon... Read more >


Top Issues Facing Higher Education In 2014

01/15/2014

Forbes.  Jan 13, 2014. The last several years have seen much white water in higher education. The currents of change have propelled the sector toward, or onto, one rock after another. This year offers no prospect for relief. The top issues of 2014... Read more >


Rep. George Miller, leading Democratic voice on education, set to retire

01/15/2014

The Washington Post. Jan 13, 2014. Rep. George Miller’s decision to retire after 40 years in Congress, coming after the announced retirement of Sen. Tom Harkin (Iowa), means Democrats will lose their two strongest congressional leaders on educatio... Read more >


Accord on Appropriations

01/15/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 14, 2014. Congressional budget negotiators on Monday reached an agreement on funding levels for individual federal programs that would increase spending on the National Institutes of Health and student aid programs. The accor... Read more >


Initial Review of CSU's Early Start Program

01/15/2014

CA Legislative Analyst's Office.  Jan 14, 2014. In 2012, the California State University (CSU) launched Early Start—a program that requires freshmen who do not pass CSU’s placement exams to begin taking remedial courses during the summer before... Read more >


Calif. Community Colleges Approve New Standards for Fee Waivers

01/15/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Jan 14, 2014. The California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors on Monday voted to approve a set of minimum academic standards that students will have to meet in order to receive a fee waiver. The fees are ... Read more >


CALIFORNIA S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

01/13/2014

Sponsor: Senator Lou Correa (D) Summary: Requests each governing body of an accredited private postsecondary education institution to develop a model contract governing the disbursement of financial aid, scholarships, campus-based aid or school ref... Read more >


US education model creates assembly-line workers

01/13/2014

New York Post. Jan 11, 2014. “I can’t predict the future,” said the Nashville rocker Webb Wilder, “but I can take a hint.” There are lots of hints that education is about to change. Our current models are as dusty and broken. They’re to... Read more >


Student loan system needs an overhaul

01/13/2014

The Hill.  Jan 7, 2014. The student loan system is broken, and we need new ideas for fixing it. Student debt now totals more than $1 trillion, and students are borrowing some $113 billion a year. With this year’s college graduates owing $32,500 ... Read more >


Should Colleges Be Able to Limit Students’ Borrowing?

01/13/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Dec 11, 2013. Coconino Community College, in Flagstaff, Ariz., has low tuition: just $87 a credit hour for in-state students. So in 2008, when the federal government raised the amount students could borrow in u... Read more >


Obama proposes education mandates his own education can’t meet

01/10/2014

Red State. Jan 9, 2014. In yet another cycle of what’s good for the government goose is not good for you, President Obama’s Department of Education proposes rules for private-sector colleges that his own education at Harvard Law would fail to ... Read more >


Gainful Employment Rule Will Limit Opportunities for Students

01/10/2014

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Jan 9, 2014. The Department of Education’s proposed Gainful Employment Rule threatens to cut off federal financial aid for students who attend private sector institutions and community colleges that offer vocational pro... Read more >


U.S. Urges Private Lenders and Servicers To Help Borrowers

01/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 10, 2014. Top Obama administration officials on Thursday summoned the heads of more than a dozen financial institutions and loan servicing entities to the Treasury Department to discuss ways to improve the private student loan ... Read more >


3-Campus Career College in Calif. Appears Poised to Close

01/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 10, 2014. Career Colleges of America, a three-campus institution that focuses on medical training, appears ready to close its doors, The Press-Enterprise reported. The newspaper said that the for-profit institution faced sig... Read more >


Education Dept. Plans 'Technical Symposium' on Ratings

01/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Jan 9, 2014. The Education Department is convening a panel of experts to make public presentations later this month on how the Obama administration should develop a federal college ratings system, a department spokesman said Tues... Read more >


Change to Loan Qualifications Hurt Students at HBCUs, For-Profit Colleges

01/10/2014

U.S. News & World Report. Jan 8, 2014. A small change in the way the Department of Education approves parents for PLUS loans resulted in thousands of previously approved recipients being rejected the following applicable year, unable to help pay... Read more >


Study Urges Tough Measures for Parent PLUS Loan Requirements

01/10/2014

Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Jan 8, 2014. When changes to the Parent PLUS loan program in 2011 resulted in loan denials for thousands of families the following year, it led to a huge disruption for students whose parents suddenly became unabl... Read more >


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Cites Gainful Employment Regulation as Example of Overregulation

01/10/2014

APSCU.  Jan 8, 2014. Washington, D.C., January 8, 2013—Following U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue's annual State of American Business address, APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson released the following statement: ... Read more >


BPPE Sunset Review Comments

01/09/2014

CAPPS has been asked to provide comments to Legislative Staff by February 1, 2014 for the BPPE Sunset Review.  Please help us provide useful feedback to improve the Bureau and its regulations. If you would like to review the BPPE's 2013 Sunset Revi... Read more >


Getting Tough on Parent PLUS

01/08/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Jan 8, 2014.   As the Education Department prepares to begin negotiations next month on changes to the eligibility requirements to Parent PLUS Loans, a report released Wednesday says that the government needs to tighten the stan... Read more >


For Recent Grads, Recessions Equal Underemployment

01/08/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Jan 7, 2014.   Finding a good job after graduation has indeed become more difficult since the recession – the recession of 2001, that is. A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Current Issues found that th... Read more >


Another For-Profit College in Consumer Agency's Sights

01/08/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Jan 7, 2014.   The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has told Corinthian Colleges, Inc. that the agency's enforcement office may urge the CFPB to "take legal action" against the for-profit higher education provider for possib... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 548 - Nursing Credentialing Issues

01/08/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Mary Salas (D) Summary: Current version (1/7/2014): Removes the repeal date for community college registered nursing programs that use a multicriteria screening process to evaluate applicants for admission to nursing program... Read more >


California A.B. 333 - Governance & State Oversight

01/08/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau (D) Summary: Requires private postsecondary schools to provide prospective students with a School Performance Fact Sheet, which would include the institution's net price calculator and the average student loan debt o... Read more >


Community Colleges’ Most Challenging Task: Increase Completion Rates

01/06/2014

Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Jan 5, 2014. Community colleges across the nation are in the throes of a system-wide reinvention. With 13 million students served by more than 1,132 community colleges, topping the list for reforms is improving c... Read more >


Closing the Skills Gap

01/06/2014

Politico Magazine. Jan 5, 2014.  Today, nearly 11 million Americans are unemployed. Yet, at the same time, 4 million jobs sit unfilled. This is the “skills gap”—the gulf between the skills job seekers currently have and the skills employers... Read more >


Bill Clinton Pitches KKR-Backed College Chain Amid Controversy

01/06/2014

Bloomberg Businessweek.  Jan 6, 2014. Inside a building on a narrow Rio de Janeiro street, nine telemarketers sit in small cubicles, talking frenetically into headsets as scripts scroll across their computer screens. On an October morning, the... Read more >


Why More Colleges Might Want to Measure What Regulation Costs Them

01/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Jan 6, 2014. Marco Island, Fla. — Many people in higher education complain about the increasing burdens of regulation, with some insisting that it has driven administrative bloat, but the exact toll on colle... Read more >


Judge Blocks Revocation of City College of San Francisco’s Accreditation

01/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Jan 3, 2014. A California judge ruled on Thursday that City College of San Francisco’s accreditation cannot be revoked until a trial is held to determine whether its accreditor acted lawfully in finding that th... Read more >


Badging From Within

01/06/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Jan 3, 2014. The University of California at Davis is creating what may be higher education’s most promising digital badge system. But the badges are no threat to the university’s degrees. They’re add-ons – perhaps valua... Read more >


Questions on Tactics Used to Collect Student Loans

01/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Jan 2, 2014. Critics charge that the Educational Credit Management Corporation uses "ruthless" tactics to collect student loans, ignoring legitimate and serious medical issues (such as cancer) in evaluating borrowers' ability to ... Read more >


California Court Grants Law License to Immigrant Living in U.S. Illegally

01/03/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  January 2, 2014. The California Supreme Court on Thursday granted a man who had graduated from law school and passed the state bar examination, but was living in the United States illegally, a license to practice... Read more >


The Gates Effect

12/30/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  July 14, 2013. In Bill and Melinda Gates's vision for higher education, more students will get a college experience similar to Terry Crosgrove's. Each morning, Mr. Crosgrove clocks in for the 5:30 a.m. shift pac... Read more >


College recruiters give low-income public campuses fewer visits

12/30/2013

Los Angeles Times.  December 27, 2013. The Webb Schools, a private high school in Claremont, is a magnet for college recruiters from around the country and the world. This fall, 113 Ivy League and other schools sent representatives to the campus - ... Read more >


Consumer-Protection Agency May Act Against ITT Educational Services

12/30/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  December 27, 2013. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has notified ITT Educational Services that the bureau’s enforcement office is considering recommending that the federal agency take legal action again... Read more >


Obama Regulations Disenfranchise Minority, Low-Income College Students

12/30/2013

Christian Post.  December 27, 2013. Education is the great equalizer. Yet, while President Obama was talking earlier this month about how minority and underprivileged Americans need a "decent education," his Department of Education (ED) was pushing... Read more >


How to Assess the Real Payoff of a College Degree

12/30/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  April 22, 2013. Just listen to Dimitrius Graham sing. His voice soars up and down the scale like a bird carried on the wind. As a music major at Morgan State University, he seems keenly aware of certain realities... Read more >


A College Degree Sorts Job Applicants, but Employers Wish It Meant More

12/30/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 12, 2013. Employers value a four-year college degree, many of them more than ever. Yet half of those surveyed recently by The Chronicle and American Public Media's Marketplace said they had trouble fi... Read more >


Adjunct Project Reveals Wide Range in Pay

12/30/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  January 4, 2013.   Five years ago, Margaret Hanzimanolis was fed up with working as an adjunct professor in Vermont, teaching six courses for about $24,000 a year, without health insurance. So she moved across t... Read more >


The Government Wants to Grade Your College

12/20/2013

BloombergBusinessweek, December 19, 2013 There’s no shortage of guidebooks, websites, and ranking systems out there to help college-bound students figure out which school is best for them. The Obama administration believes there’s room for one m... Read more >


Senate Democrats launch new push on student loan debt, college accountability

12/20/2013

Inside Higher Ed, December 20, 2013 WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Democrats announced Thursday a new push to provide student loan borrowers with more protections and hold colleges more accountable for loan defaults. In a call with reporters... Read more >


Strengthening Ties Between Colleges and Employers

12/19/2013

Inside Higher Ed, December 13, 2013 A new report from the Center for American Progress proposes reforms to improve the connection between higher education and employers. Stackable credentials, competency-based education and more structured pathways ... Read more >


Analyst recommends changes in how California oversees for-profit schools

12/19/2013

The Sacramento Bee, December 18, 2013 California should focus its oversight of the state's private college industry on only those schools that raise red flags or have a history of student complaints, a new report by the Legislative Analyst's Office ... Read more >


White House science council recommends U.S., accreditors support MOOCs

12/19/2013

Inside Higher Ed, December 19, 2013 President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has a message for the federal government and regional accreditors: Go easy on the MOOCs. In a report [1] released on Wednesday, the council ... Read more >


Kansas regents adopt policy on when social media use can get faculty fired

12/19/2013

Inside Higher Ed, December 19, 2013 In September, the University of Kansas suspended[1] David W. Guth, a tenured journalism professor, after he responded to the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard with this comment on Twitter:  "#NavyYardShooting... Read more >


California Agency Recommends Changes to Oversight of For-Profits

12/19/2013

Inside Higher Ed, December 19, 2013 California's Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) wants the state's government to devise criteria for determining which for-profit institutions are most at risk for having questionable business practices. In a newly... Read more >


Dems split on 'gainful employment' rules

12/19/2013

The Hill, December 17, 2013 Democrats in the House can’t reach agreement about upcoming regulations designed to cut off federal funds to poorly performing college programs. Lawmakers are lining up on opposite sides of the effort, with some ... Read more >


Congress OKs Budget, Eliminates Set-Aside for Some Loan Servicers

12/19/2013

Inside Higher Ed, December 9, 2013 The U.S. Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a compromise budget bill that sets federal funding levels for the rest of this fiscal year and next year. Lawmakers passed the deal on a 64-36 vote and... Read more >


Sunshine for Campus Debit Cards?

12/18/2013

Inside Higher Ed, December 18, 2013 U.S. consumer protection officials on Tuesday called for financial institutions to publicly disclose their agreements with colleges to market debit cards and other products to students. The arrangements -- ... Read more >


The Wrong College Ratings

12/18/2013

The New York Times, December 17, 2013 LYNCHBURG, Va. — BY the beginning of the 2015 school year, college students will have yet another tool for evaluating their higher-education options — only this one won’t come from U.S. News and World Repo... Read more >


Knee-jerk opposition to private sector solutions in higher education is misguided

12/18/2013

The Hill, December 17, 2013 The U.S. Department of Education is currently initiating another round of “negotiated rulemaking.” This session will look at rules and regulations governing higher education issues including for-profit third parties t... Read more >


New Normal of California Employment in 2014; Presents from Mr. Peguese

12/18/2013

Fox & Hounds, December 18, 2013 The New Normal of California Employment in 2014 will see a continuation of the steady payroll job growth we’ve seen since early 2010, as well as a continuation of the trend of part-time and contingent employment... Read more >


Scaling Back in San Jose

12/18/2013

Inside Higher Ed, December 18, 2013 San Jose State University has all but ended its experiment to offer low-cost, high-quality online education in partnership with the massive open online course provider Udacity after a year of disappointing r... Read more >


Apollo Buys Australian Online College

12/18/2013

Inside Higher Ed, December 18, 2013. The Apollo Education Group's global division is buying 70 percent of Open Colleges Australia for $99 million, with additional payments of up to $48 million, the for-profit chain announced Tuesday in a news releas... Read more >


Khan Academy, Coursera founders define ed tech’s 5 biggest challenges

12/18/2013

Silicon Valley Business Journal, December 16, 2013 Education entrepreneurship can be a grueling gig these days. Just ask Salman Khan — the founder of nonprofit online education provider Khan Academy — who by 9 a.m. on Monday had already reco... Read more >


Education Department Targets For-Profit Colleges

12/13/2013

The Wall Street Journal.  December 12, 2013.  As many as 20% of programs at for-profit colleges would lose revenue from student aid under a draft proposal the Obama administration is developing to rein in tuitions. The plan, which the Education De... Read more >