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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 >


Accreditation Agita (Update: Accreditor Extended)

12/13/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 13, 2013.  A federal advisory committee on Friday recommended that the Education Department extend for one year its recognition of California’s community college accreditor and require the agency show that it is comply... Read more >


Gainful Employment Data and Proposal

12/13/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 13, 2013.  Late Wednesday the U.S. Department of Education released further revisions to its proposed gainful employment regulations, which would impose standards on vocational programs at for-profit institutions and c... Read more >


Enrollments Dip for 2nd Year; For-Profits Drop Sharply

12/13/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 13, 2013.  Overall enrollment in higher education fell by 1.5 percent in fall 2013, marking the second consecutive year of decline, the National Student Clearinghouse estimated Thursday in a report. Enrollments edged up... Read more >


Competent at What?

12/12/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 12, 2013.  Competency-based education appears to be higher education’s "next big thing." Yet many academics aren’t sure what it is. And that goes double for lawmakers and journalists. A new group is stepping in to t... Read more >


Should Colleges Be Able to Limit Students’ Borrowing?

12/12/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  December 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 ... Read more >


Let's Stimulate, Not Stifle, Innovation in Higher Education

12/12/2013

Roll Call.  December 12, 2013.  As House and Senate committees hold hearings and the Education Department rewrites its regulations for private colleges, public policymakers must consider the unprecedented changes and challenges in higher education.... Read more >


Second Opinions: An Obama Plan to Grade U.S. Colleges

12/12/2013

The Wall Street Journal. December 11, 2013.  Jeffrey T. Leeds co-authored a recent Journal op-ed opposing the Obama Administration's plan to measure the performance of colleges and then restrict federal aid to those schools the government claims a... Read more >


Which students have the highest student loan debt?

12/12/2013

NBC News.  December 11, 2013.  Student loan debt is painful for anyone to carry. But if you think the greatest debt burden is falling on the poorest students, think again. At a time when the cost to attend some colleges exceeds $60,000, lowermid... Read more >


Freeze!

12/11/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 10, 2013.  Yesterday in a meeting, a colleague referred to fractions as “fractures,” without realizing she had done it. I liked the mistake, since it captured the experience that some students have with fractions. No... Read more >


Coursera Launches iPhone App

12/11/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 11, 2013.  Students in courses hosted by Coursera, the massive open online course provider, can now access lessons on the go -- as long as they have an iPhone. The MOOC provider launched an official mobile app on Tuesd... Read more >


After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

12/11/2013

The New York Times.  December 10, 2013.  Two years after a Stanford professor drew 160,000 students from around the globe to a free online course on artificial intelligence, starting what was widely viewed as a revolution in higher education, early... Read more >


Study: Student Debt Squeezes Middle Class the Most

12/11/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 11, 2013.  College students from middle-income families are more likely to end up with student loan debt than their peers from both lower and higher socioeconomic backgrounds, a new study has found. The research by Ja... Read more >


Duncan Makes New Appointments to NACIQI

12/11/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 10, 2013.  Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday announced the appointment of two new members to the department’s advisory committee on accreditation. Simon Boehme, a Cornell University student, and Roberta “B... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges’ Winter Meeting Focuses on Employment

12/11/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  December 9, 2013.  In the winter months of years past, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities has held swanky meetings at resort destinations like Lake Tahoe or Beaver Creek, Colo., and its a... Read more >


Private Distress

12/11/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 9, 2013.  Some private colleges that managed to weather the recession are finding new troubles. So they are announcing layoffs, cutting programs and more. Almost all of these small to mid-sized privates are tuition-depe... Read more >


BPPE Sunset Review Report 2013

12/10/2013

Click here to review BPPE's 2013 Sunset Review Report that was presented to the Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development.... Read more >


New GED Website Goes Live

12/06/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 5, 2013.  Next month the GED Testing Service will launch a revamped version of the GED, which will be fully computerized and more expensive and include the assessment of college readiness. This we... Read more >


U.S. Seeks Experiments on New Models of Higher Ed

12/06/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 5, 2013.  The Obama administration is moving ahead with plans to waive certain federal student aid rules for a limited number of colleges that want to experiment with competency-based education and other innovative for... Read more >


10 Universities With the Largest Undergraduate Populations

12/06/2013

U.S. News & World Report.  December 3, 2013.  The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate o... Read more >


Study: Out-of-Pocket Costs in Most of Higher Education Rising

12/06/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 4, 2013.  Students during the 2011-12 academic year paid, on average, higher immediate out-of-pocket costs to attend public and private colleges than their counterparts in 2007-8, according to a new federal report rele... Read more >


Students Blame Colleges for Debt Woes

12/04/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 4, 2013.  A national poll of four-year college students has found that they are more likely to blame colleges than other institutions for the rising levels of student debt. The poll, by the Harvard University Institute ... Read more >


Fourth Meningitis Case Confirmed at UC Santa Barbara

12/04/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 3, 2013.  The University of California at Santa Barbara and local health authorities on Monday confirmed that a fourth student at the university has contracted meningitis. The outbreak at UCSB -- combined with a larger... Read more >


Jail Time for Ex-Administrator Who Stole Student Aid

12/04/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 3, 2013.  A federal judge on Monday approved a plea agreement under which Anna Catalan, formerly an administrator at Santiago Canyon College, was sentenced to 21 months in jail for stealing student aid, The Orange Count... Read more >


Another Chance for Controversial Accreditor?

12/04/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 3, 2013.  Education Department staff members have recommended that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges -- which evaluates community colleges in California -- be permitted to operate for another... Read more >


GAO Finds Gaps in Job Training

12/04/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 3, 2013.  Local work force development organizations face numerous challenges as they seek to help employers fill some jobs that require skilled labor, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability ... Read more >


Scrutiny for Loan Servicers

12/04/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  December 3, 2013.  Federal regulators next year will begin closer monitoring of companies that process student loan payments for the vast majority of borrowers to make sure they are following the law and not misleading consumers.... Read more >


Nursing students being turned away amid faculty shortage in Cal State system

12/02/2013

Los Angeles Daily News.  December 1, 2013.  A need for more nurses across the state has been compounded by the lack of faculty to train students looking to enter the field, according to officials in the Cal State University system. The federal Bur... Read more >


Academics to Udacity Founder: Told Ya

12/02/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 27, 2013.  In a new magazine profile of Sebastian Thrun, the Udacity founder calls his company’s massive open online courses a “lousy product” to use for educating underprepared college students.... Read more >


Online Learning and Credential Completion

12/02/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 26, 2013.  The discipline of research on online learning is nascent enough, and the body of long-term studies thin enough at this point, that keeping tabs on the state of thinking is a bit like watching a table tennis ma... Read more >


Declines in Colleges’ Net-Tuition Revenue Deepen, Survey Finds

11/26/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 22, 2013.  The nation’s feeble economic recovery is contributing to an increasingly bleak economic forecast for its colleges, according to a new report. The results of an annual tuition survey release... Read more >


Tuition Revenue Down

11/26/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 25, 2013.  After years of leaning on tuition increases to make up for declining state support, about four in 10 public universities now report tuition revenue is not keeping pace with inflation, according to a new repor... Read more >


The (Off-Campus) Future of MIT

11/26/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 25, 2013.  Anant Agarwal has quit cold turkey -- coffee, that is. But the president of edX, the massive open online course provider co-founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is as en... Read more >


Are Colleges Ready to Adjust to a New Higher-Education Landscape?

11/26/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 25, 2013.  Moody’s Investors Service on Friday released a report with grim news, particularly for public institutions: In a survey, 28 percent of public institutions, compared with 15 percent the yea... Read more >


Moocs herald the disruption to come

11/26/2013

FT.com.  November 24, 2013.  Moocs, or massive open online courses, have a good chance of qualifying for the business school buzzword of the year. The intensity of the debate surrounding this topic is nothing short of amazing, with many pundits see... Read more >


No Surprise The Department Of Education Can’t Answer Questions On Gainful Employment Rule

11/22/2013

Career College Central.. November 21, 2013.  “Oh, Virginia … don’t be so surprised. You know this is the way it works in Washington. Committees are formed, directives are given, decisions are made – and then, when questioned, no one can real... Read more >


Competency Gains More Traction

11/22/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 22, 2013.  Two Democratic U.S. senators are giving a boost to the growing interest from members of both parties in Congress to make it easier for alternative models of higher education -- such as competency-based educa... Read more >


Staking Out Positions

11/22/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 21, 2013.  As Education Department officials fan out across the country to hear feedback on the administration’s proposed college rating system, the associations that represent colleges are starting to stake out firmer... Read more >


Education Dept. Extends Talks on ‘Gainful Employment’

11/22/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 21, 2013.  The federally appointed committee tasked with rewriting the Obama administration’s “gainful employment” regulations will continue its deliberations in December, an Education Department official said on W... Read more >


Is easy credit foiling college reforms?

11/22/2013

U-T San Diego.  November 20, 2013.  Attorney General Kamala Harris last month filed a lawsuit against a chain of for-profit colleges that allegedly target vulnerable students with aggressive marketing campaigns. Critics say these schools convince... Read more >


Will States Reciprocate?

11/21/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 20, 2013.  Can savings and the spirit of cooperation persuade states to hand over their ability to evaluate distance education providers? With institutions hurrying to obtain authorization in the states they wish to ope... Read more >


Department Continues Bad Public Policy Negotiating Rulemaking

11/21/2013

APSCU. November 20, 2013 WILL DISPLACE MILLIONS OF STUDENTS OVER THE NEXT DECADE; INHIBIT EMPLOYER NEEDS FOR JOB READY WORKFORCE Washington, D.C., November 20, 2013—Today, the U.S. Department of Education was supposed to conclude its gainful empl... Read more >


Senators Convene Task Force on Regulatory Burdens

11/21/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 19, 2013.  Four members of the U.S. Senate’s education committee announced Monday that they were forming a bipartisan task force to examine the impact of federal regulations on colleges and universities. Senators Lam... Read more >


For-Profits Step Up Gainful Criticism

11/21/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 19, 2013.  Representatives of for-profit colleges stepped up their criticism Monday of the Education Department’s efforts to rewrite the “gainful employment” rules that would apply to their institutions and vocatio... Read more >


How Best to Assess?

11/21/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 18, 2013.  As the Obama administration pushes ahead on a controversial plan to create a new federal system for rating colleges – with a focus on affordability, access and outcomes – the subject of how best to as... Read more >


Map of Community College Enrollment in California

11/21/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 20, 2013.  California Competes, a nonprofit group, has unveiled an online, interactive data tool that charts community college enrollment and degree production rates across California's 1,700 ZIP codes. The group's dir... Read more >


Angered by MOOC Deals, San Jose State Faculty Senate Considers Rebuff

11/21/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 18, 2013.  Mohammad H. Qayoumi, president of San Jose State University, has spent much of the year turning his campus into a testing ground for new online-teaching tools. But apparently he's also been te... Read more >


Congressional Panels Look at Ways to Restructure Student Aid

11/18/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 15, 2013.  Members of Congress this week heard from higher education advocates and researchers on ways to restructure the federal government’s student aid programs as lawmakers continue their series of hearings on reau... Read more >


Net Zero

11/18/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 15, 2013.  Most of the existing research on the employment of adjunct faculty and student success shows a negative relationship, not because adjuncts are bad teachers but because their working conditions prevent them f... Read more >


Warning From California's Governor

11/18/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 15, 2013.  California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, warned the University of California Board of Regents Thursday, that the university system is going to need to look to internal savings to finance improvements, The... Read more >