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New UC-Berkeley chancellor is against rating colleges based on graduate earnings

10/31/2013

The Washington Post.  October 28, 2013.  A year ago California voters faced a choice: Would they approve a tax increase to help fund a public higher education system that had been the envy of the world? The passage of Proposition 30 on the Novemb... Read more >


Appeals Court Sends Students’ Claims Against Corinthian to Arbitration

10/31/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  October 29, 2013.  A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has unanimously ruled that students who accused Corinthian Colleges Inc. of deceiving them about the cost and quality of i... Read more >


Scorecard for Scorecards

10/31/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 29, 2013.  In the last few years, 16 states have begun funding public colleges based at least partially on student outcomes like degree production and completion rates. That number soon will grow, according to Complete Co... Read more >


Qualified in Their Own Minds

10/31/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 29, 2013.  As more students have struggled to find a place in a depressed job market and questions about the employment value of a college degree have intensified, so too has concern that new graduates are not equipped to... Read more >


Defrauded Colleges Vary in How Much They Disclose

10/29/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 29, 2013. A recent investigation by The Washington Post found that nonprofit organizations have responded to a new requirement to disclose significant financial losses on the Internal Revenue Service’s For... Read more >


Mayor Eric Garcetti wants new look at worker retraining efforts.

10/28/2013

Los Angeles Daily News, October 27, 2013. After more than 20 years of traveling around the country helping set up offices for customers, Ed Vega found himself out of work. And as he tried to find another job, it didn’t take the 59-year-old Santa C... Read more >


City College of S.F. outlines closing plan.

10/23/2013

SF Gate, October 22, 2013. Twenty-one Bay Area colleges have agreed to enroll students from City College of San Francisco if the huge school loses accreditation next year and has to close, and two universities would keep its records, college administ... Read more >


Tuition Increases Slow Down, but There's More to College Affordability

10/23/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 23, 2013. After years of seeing tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rise rapidly, some observers probably believed the pattern of steep price increases was permanent. But the latest rise in average... Read more >


'Venture Fund' Head Said to Be in Line for Key Education Dept. Job

10/23/2013

Inside Higher Ed, October 23, 2013.Ted Mitchell, former president of Occidental College and president of a "venture philanthropy" fund focused on elementary and secondary education reform, is reportedly in line for a top position at the U.S. Educat... Read more >


Associate’s degrees pay off big for state, students, study says

10/22/2013

EdSource.  October 21, 2013.  California gets the best return on its investment in community colleges compared to any other state, and community college students don’t do so badly either, according to a recent study. Across the country, however,... Read more >


Pretending to Be Need-Blind

10/22/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 22, 2013.  Until last week, visitors to the admissions webpage of George Washington University were reassured that applicants didn't have to worry about being judged on their ability to pay. "Requests for financial aid do... Read more >


Is Acatar It?

10/22/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 22, 2013.  Carnegie Mellon University may have found a way to expand its reach in Acatar, a flipped-classroom platform provider that also helps institutions offer for-credit courses online. Early feedback from instructors... Read more >


Study Finds Higher Rates of Student Loan Borrowing, Fewer in Repayment

10/21/2013

Inside Higher Ed. October 18, 2013. Students who completed an undergraduate program in 2007-8 were more likely to borrow money to pay for college but less likely to be repaying those loans within a year of graduation compared with their cou... Read more >


Walking the Walk on Completion

10/17/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 17, 2013.  Most community colleges have begun using a suite of expert-approved strategies to get more students to graduation. But those programs are often just window dressing, as relatively few students participate in th... Read more >


Loan Servicers Under Scrutiny

10/17/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 17, 2013.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau received more than 3,800 complaints in the last year from borrowers of private student loans, the bureau said in a report released Wednesday.  Perhaps not surprising... Read more >


Congress Ends Fiscal Impasse, But Fights Loom for Higher Ed Funding

10/17/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 17, 2013.  Congress passed legislation Wednesday night to re-open the federal government and increase the nation’s borrowing authority to avoid a default on its obligations. Lawmakers voted to fund the government at th... Read more >


New law increases transfer degrees between community college, CSU

10/17/2013

EdSource.  October 15, 2013.  Community college students will have more opportunities to transfer into California State University with a degree that’s guaranteed to help them graduate faster under a controversial bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brow... Read more >


City College of San Francisco’s New Chancellor to Be Named

10/17/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  October 16, 2013.  The new chancellor of City College of San Francisco will be announced on Wednesday, and the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the chosen leader is Arthur Q. Tyler, an antiterrorism expert ... Read more >


Higher Ed Law Firm Gains a Silicon Valley Foothold

10/17/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 16, 2013.  Dow Lohnes, one of a handful of major law firms that specializes in the practice of higher education law, announced Tuesday that its Washington office is merging with Cooley LLP, a much larger firm that has a... Read more >


APSCU Best Practices Sets Benchmark for Recruitment and Admissions

10/17/2013

APSCU.  October 16, 2013.  In an effort to continue its excellence in education and put students first, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) released "Best Practices in Recruitment and Admissions." The recommendations... Read more >


More Scrutiny for California's Community College Accreditor

10/17/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 16, 2013.  The agency that accredits community colleges in California and Hawaii is facing criticism for encouraging officials at the colleges it accredits to write letters of support on its behalf in the accreditor's bat... Read more >


Calif. Panel Calls for New Higher Ed 'Master Plan,' Key Role for Technology

10/15/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 15, 2013.  California needs a new higher education master plan to replace the "obsolete" guiding principles state leaders embraced more than 50 years ago, and the new approach should embrace online education so the state ... Read more >


Ed Dept Cold Cases

10/15/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 15, 2013.  It’s a case of either colossal inefficiency or supreme accountability. Earlier this year, the Education Department suddenly told officials at two universities they needed to pay up for minor infractions of f... Read more >


Profit or Progress?

10/15/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 10, 2013.  A national group of faculty leaders on Wednesday launched the first of three reports that will shine a critical spotlight at the influence of private funds on higher education. The effort is not intended to sti... Read more >


QuickWire: Faculty Leaders Caution Against Profit Motive in Online Ed

10/15/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  October 9, 2013.  As technology companies have increasingly eyed higher educationas ripe for “disruption,” faculty leaders have been wary of entrepreneurs’ gaining a toehold on campuses. The Campaign fo... Read more >


Going Global

10/15/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 10, 2013.  Laureate Education is big. Like 800,000 students attending 78 institutions in 30 countries big. Yet the privately held for-profit university system has largely remained out of the public eye. That may be chang... Read more >


For-Profit Upstart, Facing U.S. Inquiry, Sells Its Name and Most of Its Assets

10/15/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  October 11, 2013.  Altius Education, which is facing a Justice Department investigation into the now-shuttered Ivy Bridge College that it helped to run at Tiffin University, this week sold its name and most of ... Read more >


California's Governor Signs Transfer Bill

10/15/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 14, 2013.  California's governor, Jerry Brown, last week signed a bill that seeks to nudge the state's public institutions to comply with ambitious transfer pathway legislation. The new law sets a series of timeline... Read more >


Citing Shutdown, U.S. Cancels Gainful Employment Negotiating Session

10/15/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 11, 2013.  The U.S. Education Department, citing the partial shutdown of the federal government, has canceled the second round of negotiations over regulations on vocational programs at community colleges and for-profit i... Read more >


Differentiation vs. Discrimination

10/15/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 14, 2013.  The Obama administration is toughening its regulation of for-profit colleges in numerous straightforward ways, most notably and publicly by taking another shot (after a federal judge blocked the last one) at dr... Read more >


Higher Education's Payoff

10/15/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 7, 2013.  When the College Board released a report on higher education’s payoff in 2010, some critics questioned whether the organization was overstating the benefits that accrue to individuals and society from going ... Read more >


U.S. Income-Based Repayment Plan May Be the ‘Best Deal’ for Borrowers

10/15/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  October 7, 2013.  Two panel discussions here on Friday, hosted by theNew America Foundation, delved into some of the new ways being proposed to ameliorate the thorny problem of student-loan debt. One existing so... Read more >


The Devil's in the Performance-Based Details

10/15/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  October 7, 2013.  The process to reauthorize the Higher Education Act is in full swing, and both the White House and Congress appear to have admirable goals. Everyone agrees that students and parents should have ... Read more >


Earnings Gap Narrows, but College Education Still Pays, Report Says

10/15/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  October 7, 2013.  The earnings gap between young college graduates and their peers with only high-school diplomas has narrowed slightly in recent years, but adults with bachelor's degrees still make significantly... Read more >


Education Groups Oppose 'Pay It Forward'

10/15/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 7, 2013.  The "Pay It Forward" concept -- in which students would not pay tuition to attend public colleges, but would pay a share of their salaries after graduation -- has attracted considerable attention in recent mon... Read more >


Government Shutdown Stalls Military Education Benefits

10/04/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 4, 2013.  The Department of Defense has suspended a program that provides members of the military with money to attend college because of the federal government shutdown. Branches of the armed forces will not authorize tu... Read more >


Job Trends

10/04/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 4, 2013.  The back-to-school season is easy to recognize. Temperatures get a bit cooler. Walgreens and CVS start doing a brisk business in pencil and notebook sales. And in college towns like Boston, as I can personally a... Read more >


MOOCs Could Help 2-Year Colleges and Their Students, Says Bill Gates

10/04/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  October 3, 2013.  Community colleges have generally cast a wary eye toward massive open online courses, or MOOCs. But a relatively new model, which "flips" homework and classwork by incorporating outsourced lectu... Read more >


Course-Size Accreditation

10/03/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 2, 2013.  A growing clamor is calling for an accreditor to oversee the quality of college-level learning that occurs outside of college. The challenge could be taken on by an existing accrediting agency -- or a new one -... Read more >


The “Top Two” System: Working Like It Should

10/03/2013

Fox & Hounds.  October 2, 2013.  California’s new “top two” election system is now having exactly the impact that its sponsors hoped it would.  It is moderating the legislature.  This can be seen in the remarkable success the business c... Read more >


Warning on Debit Card Dangers

10/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 1, 2013.  The arrangements between colleges and financial institutions that provide debit cards and checking accounts to students may mirror some of the problems that previously arose with private student loan kickbacks a... Read more >


$6 Can Make a Difference

10/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 1, 2013.  In an era when sticker price at some colleges tops $60,000, it may seem odd to think that $6 could make a difference in students’ decisions about the institutions to which they apply. But $6 could in fact mak... Read more >


Young Adults Take Longer to Begin Careers, Report Says

10/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 1, 2013.  Economic shifts over the past 30 years have delayed career launches for young adults, according to a report released Monday by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University. Young workers n... Read more >


What the Shutdown Means for Colleges, Students and Scholars (Update)

10/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed. October 1, 2013.  We will update this throughout the day. Update (1:30 p.m. EDT): The Department of Defense has suspended all intercollegiate competitions at the service academies because of the government shutdown, the Naval Aca... Read more >


U.S. Panel Warns of Dangers in Using Financial Aid to Push College Completion

10/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 1, 2013.  Proposals to alter federal financial aid programs to try to promote college completion could end up damaging postsecondary access, the U.S. Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance argues in a new repo... Read more >


Call to Reform Accreditation

10/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 1, 2013.  Accrediting agencies should no longer serve as gatekeepers to federal financial aid, argues a new report by Hank Brown, a former president of the University of Colorado and Republican U.S. senator. The current... Read more >


Default Rate on Federal Student Loans Climbs Again

10/01/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 30, 2013.  The percentage of borrowers who defaulted on their federal student loans within two years of entering repayment has risen again, to 10 percent, according to datareleased on Monday by the U.S... Read more >


The postsecondary education investment

10/01/2013

REUTERS.  September 27, 2013.  By Steve Gunderson.  Any examination of postsecondary education begins with the students. What careers do they seek? What kind of education and skills will enable them to pursue their dreams? How do we design and del... Read more >


The New 'System': Private Nonprofit

10/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 30, 2013.  In an effort to cut costs, a new kind of business model may be emerging for small colleges: multi-state, nonprofit college systems. Saybrook University, a 600-student professional school in San Francisco tha... Read more >


In Plain Sight

10/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 30, 2013.  Shaun Harper started his presentation at a meeting here Saturday with a slide showing interior photographs of two high schools. One showed students walking through metal detectors. The other showed a row of c... Read more >


Plans for a Shutdown

10/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 30, 2013. As the clock runs down on a Monday night deadline for Congress to reach agreement on a funding measure or else force most of government to close, the Obama administration is providing details on how federal age... Read more >


California's Evolving Master Plan

09/27/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 27, 2013.  Community colleges in a growing number of states are offering bachelor’s degrees. Now California and its huge two-year system may join that group. A committee created by Brice Harris, the system’s chan... Read more >


Making college affordable

09/27/2013

POLITCO.  September 26, 2013. This summer, while millions of American students worked, studied, or readied for the fall semester, the U.S. Senate engaged in a heated debate over the issue of federal student loan interest rates. It’s true that the ... Read more >


Duncan Apologizes on PLUS Loans

09/27/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 27, 2013.  U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan apologized Thursday for how his agency managed changes to the PLUS loan program that resulted in thousands of families being denied those loans.   “I am not satisfie... Read more >


Purdue U. Software Prompts Students to Study—and Graduate

09/27/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 26, 2013.  Just when students thought they were finished with Mom and Dad’s nagging them to do their homework, a piece of software has taken the parents’ place. But this new nagging reminder, called... Read more >


Most Students Are Unprepared for College, SAT Results Show

09/27/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 26, 2013.  Less than half of the students who took the SAT in 2013 are ready to succeed in postsecondary education, according to a report released on Thursday by the College Board, which owns the SAT.... Read more >


Shutdown Looms

09/27/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 26, 2013.  The impending shutdown of the federal government is expected to affect higher education only modestly, at least in the short term, but the debate has already kicked off several months of unpredictable fiscal ... Read more >


Faculty Union Sues to Block Sanctions Against City College of San Francisco

09/26/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 24, 2013.  The California Federation of Teachers on Tuesday filed a lawsuit that seeks to block the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges fromrevoking the City College of San Fra... Read more >


Gov. Brown Advises Cal State to Fix Buildings Before Taking More Students

09/26/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 25, 2013.  Gov. Jerry Brown used a budget debate among California State University trustees on Tuesday to press his case for more online education and suggested that the system needs to catch up on buil... Read more >


New law lets teens delete digital skeletons

09/26/2013

SFGate.  September 24, 2013.  Remember that dance-party photo you regretted posting online? How about the time you over-shared your feelings about your ex or made that comment about Barack Obama? All forever etched in the annals of the Internet.... Read more >


Judging college by graduates' paychecks

09/26/2013

POLITICO.  September 23, 2013.  To determine if a college degree is worth the money, states, private companies and the federal government are looking less to diplomas and more to pay stubs. The Obama administration and a growing number of states h... Read more >


Debate Over Paid Recruitment Agents Has Ended—for Now

09/26/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 21, 2013.  One long chapter has ended, but the book surely hasn’t been shut. American colleges may pay commissions to international-student recruiters as long as those institutions follow specific guid... Read more >


The Typical College Student Is Not A 'Typical' College Student (And Other Fun College Demographics Data)

09/26/2013

Forbes.  September 20, 2013.  When most people in business, the media, or politics talk about “college,” they are referring to tree-lined idylls filled with prestigious libraries and terrible dining hall food. They are talking about the four-ye... Read more >


Key Addition to U.S. Higher Ed Team

09/26/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 22, 2013.  The U.S. Education Department announced late Friday that Jamienne S. Studley, a former president of Skidmore College and one-time Education Department general counsel, would become a deputy under secretary ... Read more >


Senate Hearing Focuses on 'Triad' Responsible for Overseeing Colleges

09/20/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 20, 2013.  The U.S. Senate kicked off its effort to reauthorize the Higher Education Act on Thursday with a relatively tame hearing on the regulatory "triad" that oversees colleges. Sen. Tom Harkin of ... Read more >


Bumpy Road to Reforming College

09/20/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 20, 2013.  Ever since President Obama presented his bold plan to reduce college costs in late August, higher education groups have been patient but puzzled about what is coming down the road of reform.    Some may be... Read more >


From welding to midwifing, check out Silicon Valley's largest vocational schools

09/20/2013

Silicon Valley Business Journal. September 20, 2013.  If you feel like ditching your current gig and starting a new career, this week's Vocational Schools List is right up your alley. Sick of staring at computer screens all day? Consider motorcyc... Read more >


Talk Turns to Agents

09/20/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 20, 2013.  Two years ago, a proposed change to National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) policy on the use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment was a subject of intense debate.... Read more >


Duncan Calls Criticism of College-Rating Proposal 'More Than a Little Silly'

09/20/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 20, 2013. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan took critics of the Obama administration's proposed college-rating system to task on Friday, saying that attacking a system before its details have been worke... Read more >


Do We Need New Metrics in College Admissions?

09/20/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 20, 2013.  The college-admission process is about identifying and attempting to measure human potential. But are we measuring the right things? Do we need new metrics? During a session at the National A... Read more >


U. of California Uses Celebrities and Crowdfunding

09/20/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 19, 2013.  The University of California System is turning to celebrities for a new crowdfounding approach to raise money for financial aid, The Los Angeles Times reported. Celebrities are pledging access and performan... Read more >


Credit for Service

09/20/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 19, 2013. Statewide higher education offices in seven Midwestern states have banded together to help student veterans earn college credit for the training and experience they receive in the U.S. military. Roughly one mi... Read more >


What You Need to Know About Reauthorization

09/20/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 19, 2013.  Congress is gearing up to “reauthorize,” or renew, the Higher Education Act, the major law that governs federal student aid. The following is a guide to reauthorization, with information ... Read more >


Education Dept. to Convene Rule-Making Panel on Clery Act Changes

09/20/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 18, 2013. The U.S. Department of Education plans to convene a negotiated rule-making committee to propose regulations for carrying out new campus-crime reporting requirements that were included in this... Read more >


Why Admissions and Financial-Aid Professionals Should Work Together

09/20/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 18, 2013.  For many families, college admissions and financial aid are two parts of one process. Yet financial-aid and admissions professionals don’t always understand one another’s work. In a guest... Read more >


Employers and Public Favor Graduates Who Can Communicate, Survey Finds

09/20/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 18, 2013.  Americans adults and employers want colleges to produce graduates who can think critically and creatively, and can communicate orally and in writing, according to the results of a public-opin... Read more >


Feeling the Heat: The 2013 Survey of College and University Admissions

09/20/2013

Inside Higher Ed. September 18, 2013.  Filling a class is the job of admissions, and the 2013 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors shows just how hard that job has become. Just under 60 percent of admissions dir... Read more >


Broad Education vs. Industry-Specific Skills

09/20/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 18, 2013.  A large majority of the American public and nearly three-quarters of business leaders say it is more important for job candidates to be well-rounded with a range of abilities than to have industry-specific sk... Read more >


Lawmakers resolve community college funding gap

09/17/2013

Capitol Weekly. September 17, 2013. Across California, some six dozen community college districts – locally administering 112 schools, the largest higher education institution in the country – were scrambling for $90 million. On the last night o... Read more >


California’s Community Colleges Shift to Creative Commons Licenses

09/17/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 16, 2013.  The board that governs California’s 112 community colleges has started requiring that courses, research, and other work paid for by the system chancellor’s office be made available free t... Read more >


Today’s typical college students often juggle work, children and bills with coursework

09/17/2013

The Washington Post.  September 14, 2013. When President Obama talks about the cost of higher education, his mentions of “college students” might often evoke images of teenagers who spent senior year of high school searching for the four-year in... Read more >


Paper (Tuition) Cuts

09/17/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 16, 2013.  A spate of small private liberal arts colleges are dramatically slashing their sticker prices in an effort to, they say, tell the truth about the real cost of college, help families and attract new students. ... Read more >


Just Say No

09/17/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 16, 2013.  A federal judge on Friday barred Linn State Technical College from requiring all students to undergo drug testing, finding that the rule violated the Constitution's Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable search... Read more >


Distance Education State Reciprocity Initative Begins Staffing

09/13/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 13, 2013.  The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, an initiative to simplify the process by which distance education providers are authorized to operate in individual states, has begun staff... Read more >


Feds Float Idea of Program-Level Loan Default Rate

09/12/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 11, 2013. An official with the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday suggested that a panel of negotiators consider including a program-level cohort default rate as part of proposed gainful employment regulations, wh... Read more >


Gainful Employment Negotiations: Day 2

09/12/2013

Career College Central.  September 12, 2013.  Career College Central summary: Editor Kevin Kuzma was in Washington, DC to cover the second day of negotiated rulemaking sessions focused on gainful employment. The sessions are being held at the De... Read more >


Education Dept.'s Regulatory Push Is Needed, Inspector General Finds

09/12/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 11, 2013.  The U.S. Education Department’s attempts to regulate colleges and universities over the past several years provide good protections for students and taxpayers, the department’s independent investigatory a... Read more >


Durbin Seeks Probe of Caribbean Schools With U.S. Loan Access

09/12/2013

Bloomberg.  September 10, 2013.  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin called for an examination of for-profit medical schools in the Caribbean that have access to federal student loans yet may be subject to standards below those set for medical students in the... Read more >


Enrollment Rebounds at California Community Colleges

09/12/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 12, 2013.  After several years of declines, California community colleges are seeing enrollment increases this year. Data released Wednesday by the community college system's chancellor's office indicated that the med... Read more >


The Full Report on Udacity Experiment

09/12/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 12, 2013.  San Jose State University on Wednesday quietly released the full research report on the for-credit online courses it offered this spring through the online education company Udacity. The report, marked by del... Read more >


California Job Search: Doing Everything Right, But…

09/12/2013

Fox & Hounds.  September 12, 2013.  In these times of job scarcity, a job seeker in California can do everything right and still be unable to find a job. So too, a local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) can do everything right in a job placemen... Read more >


APSCU Comments on Conclusion of First Gainful Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Session

09/12/2013

APSCU. September 11, 2013.   U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CONTINUESBAD PUBLIC POLICY PROCESS Washington, DC—Following the conclusion of the U.S. Department of Education's first session of gainful employment negotiated rulemaking, APSCU Vice Pres... Read more >


For-profit regulation duties may revert to Education Department

09/12/2013

POLITCO.  September 11, 2013.  No clear path toward new regulations for for-profit colleges and vocational programs emerged from a meeting of a federal panel this week. Even before negotiators began, observers predicted that getting the panelists ... Read more >


There's No College Tuition 'Bubble': College Education Is Underpriced

09/12/2013

Forbes.  September 12, 2013.  Tuition increases are constantly in the news these days. Private colleges have become incredibly expensive (as I know personally, with a daughter currently attending one). Public colleges also have been raising tuition... Read more >


Through the Learning Lens

09/12/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 12, 2013.  When institutions and organizations begin to identify with processes instead of intended outcomes, they become vulnerable. They lose sight of their real missions and, when faced with challenges or disruptive ... Read more >


Pasadena City College Instructor Who Admitted to Sex With Students to Retire

09/12/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 12, 2013.  Hugo Schwyzer, an instructor at Pasadena City College who was facing an investigation for admitting to having sex with his students as recently as 2011, intends to retire, according to the P... Read more >


Margaret Spellings on Obama Plan

09/10/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 5, 2013.  President Obama’s push for a rating system for colleges and universities that would eventually influence how the federal government doles out student aid is the most ambitious higher education proposal of hi... Read more >


'Militaristic' Napolitano hit with laundry list of demands from liberal UCal groups

09/10/2013

FOX News.  September 10, 2013.  Janet Napolitano's experience dealing with terror threats while secretary of Homeland Security may come in handy at her new gig as president of the University of California system, where liberal students have already... Read more >


Ad­juncts Are Bet­ter Teachers Than Tenured Professors, Study Finds

09/10/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 9, 2013. Students learned more when their first in­struc­tor in a dis­ci­pline was not on the ten­ure track, as com­pared with those whose in­tro­duc­tory pro­fes­sor was tenured, ac­cord­in... Read more >


Moody's Warns of Impact of Enrollment Declines

09/10/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  September 10, 2013.  Declines in the total enrollment of American higher education are "credit negative" for colleges and universities, particularly the majority that depend on tuition revenue for operating support, says a review... Read more >