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FTC Joins For-Profit Fight

11/14/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 14, 2013.  The Federal Trade Commission is getting tougher with for-profit colleges, opening a new front in the latest Obama administration-led attempt to crack down on the sector. The independent agency functions as th... Read more >


Elsevier Announces Adaptive Learning Partnership

11/14/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 13, 2013.  Elsevier on Tuesday became the latest academic publisher to add an adaptive learning component to its products. The company announced it will use a memory management tool provided by Cerego, a company based... Read more >


Tabatha’s Salon and Training for the Practical Economy in California

11/14/2013

Fox & Hounds.  November 13, 2013.  Though it rarely is mentioned in workforce discussions, an extensive system of private post secondary schools exists in California. This system enrolls roughly 400,000-500,000 Californians each year, in traini... Read more >


Online Portal for California Community Colleges

11/14/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 13, 2013.  California's Foothill-De Anza and Butte-Glenn community college districts have received $17 million from the state to develop a "one stop" online education portal, the colleges announced. The project will pro... Read more >


Pasadena Professor Accused of Altercation With Student Is Put on Leave

11/14/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 13, 2013.  A professor at Pasadena City College, in California, has been placed on paid administrative leave amid an investigation into a student’s complaint that the professor struck him during a clas... Read more >


Napolitano: Freeze UC tuition, seek low-fee policy

11/14/2013

San Jose Mercury News.  November 13, 2013.  New UC President Janet Napolitano marked her first regents meeting Wednesday with a vow to make the university more affordable and calling for an undergraduate tuition freeze in 2014-15. And that was onl... Read more >


First Lady's Speech Signals White House Focus on Access to College

11/12/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 12, 2013. Michelle Obama lent her voice to the White House's higher-education push on Tuesday, but her focus was not on the much-discussed ratings systemproposed by President Obama or on student-loan deb... Read more >


After Being Unfairly Characterized by Regulators, For-Profit Institutions Slowly Rebranding Image

11/12/2013

FTC Beat.  November 8, 2013.  For-profit education needs rebranding. With the recent appointment of Michael Dakduk as key advisor to the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, the sector has made a step in the right direction. The... Read more >


Further on Gainful Employment

11/12/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 12, 2013.  The U.S. Department of Education has upped the ante in its pursuit of “gainful employment” accountability requirements for vocational programs at for-profit institutions and community colleges. On Friday ... Read more >


Will beaten down for-profit colleges bounce back?

11/12/2013

CNN Money.  November 11, 2013.  Once the hottest things in higher education, private, for-profit colleges and universities have suddenly found themselves on the business equivalent of academic probation. For decades, the for-profits -- which range... Read more >


Change of Heart on For-Profits

11/11/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 8, 2013.  The former head of Student Veterans of America, who previously criticized some for-profit colleges, is now working for the trade association that represents those institutions -- a move that has riled some vete... Read more >


Speier, Eshoo enter City College fray

11/11/2013

SFGate.  November 7, 2013.  Two Peninsula representatives Thursday became the first members of Congress to weigh in on the crisis facing City College of San Francisco, whose accreditation is to be revoked next summer. "This institution cannot be... Read more >


California students among worst performers on national assessment of reading and math

11/11/2013

EdSource.  November 7, 2013.  California students performed about the same in reading and math on this year’s National Assessment of Educational Progress as they did in 2011, ranking among the 10 lowest performing states in the country. Result... Read more >


Career Education Corp. to Settle With Investors for $27.5-Million

11/08/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 8, 2013.  The Career Education Corporation has received preliminary approval for a $27.5-million settlement with investors for making misleading statements about job-placement rates for graduates of its ... Read more >


Job seekers pad resumes with pricey credentials

11/08/2013

The Wall Street Journal.  November 8, 2013.  Even after racking up tens of thousands of dollars in student loans, many graduates find their college degree isn’t enough to get a job. So more are opening their wallets again to attain pricey credent... Read more >


Differing Attitudes on Value of College

11/08/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 8, 2013.  A new poll by National Journal and the College Board has found that non-white adults in the United States are more likely than white adults to view a four-year college degree as a "ticket to success." The pe... Read more >


Obama Nominates Advocacy Group Official to Federal Higher Ed Post

11/08/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 8, 2013.  President Obama on Thursday nominated Ericka M. Miller, vice president for operations and strategic leadership at the Education Trust, to be assistant secretary for postsecondary education. If Miller is confirm... Read more >


Public Hearing on College Ratings

11/08/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 7, 2013.  A federal college ratings system has the potential to curb access to higher education for disadvantaged minority and low-income students, several college leaders and student advocates told U.S. Education Depart... Read more >


Employers: 'Skills gap' is not our problem to fix

11/08/2013

CNBC. November 7, 2013.  It's been a familiar lament over the past few years: Even though millions of Americans are unemployed, companies across the country just can't find enough qualified workers. New data suggest that although many companies con... Read more >


Performance Funding in Job Training

11/06/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 6, 2013.  Opportunity Nation, a nonprofit group that produces a national index on economic opportunity, has joined two U.S. senators in a push to encourage closer ties between employers and colleges, particularly two-y... Read more >


Fed’s Lacker Says Widening U.S. Inequality Caused by Skills Gap

11/06/2013

Bloomberg.  November 5, 2013. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said income inequality has increased in recent years because of the rising importance of a college degree and advanced skills for U.S. employers. “The ric... Read more >


For-Profit Ashford U. Forms Alliance With Forbes

11/06/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 6, 2013.  Kaplan University allied its business school with Newsweekmagazine seven years ago and then scrapped the deal after just two years. Now Bridgepoint Education’s Ashford University has announc... Read more >


More Hispanic Attending College, Fewer Graduate

11/06/2013

HispanicBusiness.com.  November 5, 2013.  Despite increasing numbers of Latinos attending college, the rate at which they are attaining college degrees in California is still "unacceptably low," a new report by an advocacy group argues.Seven out o... Read more >


Former student veterans chief goes to work at for-profit lobbying group

11/06/2013

Stars and Stripes.  November 5, 2013.  The former head of Student Veterans of America has been hired as a key military adviser for a key for-profit university lobbying group, in charge of efforts to develop veteran-friendly initiatives. Mike Dakdu... Read more >


Latinos in California Lag Badly on College Completion

11/06/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 5, 2013.  Latinos in California are far less likely to earn a college credential than their peers from other ethnic groups, according to a new report from the Campaign for College Opportunity, a nonprofit group based i... Read more >


Negotiators Offer Proposals Ahead of 2nd Session on ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule

11/06/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 5, 2013.  The U.S. Department of Education has posted online a series of proposals submitted by negotiators who are seeking to shape its revised “gainful employment” rule, ahead of a negotiating pa... Read more >


Surge From India

11/06/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 5, 2013.  First-time international graduate enrollment is up 10 percent this fall, largely due to a substantial increase from India, according to a report being released today by the Council of Graduate Schools. The 1... Read more >


Pivot, Adapt, Retrain in California

11/06/2013

Fox & Hounds.  November 5, 2013.  Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a review of the workforce system in Los Angeles. The review is to be undertaken under former Councilmember Jan Perry current head of the new Economic Workfor... Read more >


User-Friendly Advice for Accessible Web Design

11/06/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 5, 2013.  Here at ProfHacker we’ve published a number of posts over the years about accessibility and digital environments. One of my favorite resources for learning more about how to make digital res... Read more >


First-Generation Students Lag in College Readiness, Report Says

11/04/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 4, 2013.  About a quarter of high-school graduates who took the ACT in 2013 met all four of its college-readiness benchmarks, in English, reading, mathematics, and science. But students whose parents did... Read more >


California Competes' Lawsuit Thrown Out

11/04/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 4, 2013.  A California Superior Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit from California Competes, a nonprofit group that had challenged the shared governance structure of California's community college system. The group, wh... Read more >


Wanted: Women who want a college degree in a STEM field

11/04/2013

Just 37% of this year's freshman class at Georgia Tech is female. And that's increase over previous years, thanks in part to the school's dedicated women's recruitment team. Comprised of 75 current Georgia Tech students and an advisor, the team's in... Read more >


Innovation Imperative: Change Everything

11/04/2013

The New York Times.  November 1, 2013.  WHEN the first commercially successful steamship traveled the Hudson River in 1807, it didn’t appear to be much of a competitive threat to transoceanic sailing ships. It was more expensive, less reliable an... Read more >


Is College Worth It? 2 New Reports Say Yes (Mostly)

11/04/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 4, 2013.  In recent years, folks as different as Mitt Romney, Peter Thiel, William J. Bennett, and the disaffected people of the Occupy movement started turning their attention to the cost of college—a... Read more >


For Profit and People

11/04/2013

The New York Times.  November 1, 2013.  Imagine we could actually build a system of schools that … set up every single student who enrolled in it for success, unlike the schools we have today in higher education, where most students who enter it ... Read more >


Are You Competent? Prove It.

11/04/2013

The New York Times.  October 29, 2013.   IN 1893, Charles Eliot, president of Harvard, introduced to the National Education Association a novel concept: the credit hour. Roughly equivalent to one hour of lecture time a week for a 12- to 14-week sem... Read more >


With Open Platform, Stanford Seeks to Reclaim MOOC Brand

11/04/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 4, 2013.  The offices where two professors-turned-entrepreneurs have created an online-education empire are easy to overlook, tucked away in a business center here behind an Indian restaurant and a sandw... Read more >


You've Got Mail

11/04/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 4, 2013.  The Obama administration plans to send email directly to about 3.5 million borrowers of federal student loans over the next month in an effort to boost enrollment in the government’s income-based repayment pr... Read more >


In the Dark on Data

11/04/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 4, 2013.  Websites that measure how colleges stack up are all the rage these days. But prospective adult students aren’t using those tools, and are instead relying on information from friends, advertisements and colleg... Read more >


Vets programs plagued by problems

11/01/2013

U-T San Diego.  October 31, 2013.  State programs to help unemployed veterans are not doing the job, a new investigation has found. Moreover, the California State Auditor reported Thursday that as part of its review it has unearthed threats of ide... Read more >


How Higher Ed Fits Into New Budget Talks

11/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 1, 2013.  As Congress resumed negotiations on the federal budget this week, higher education advocates are once again pressing lawmakers to end automatic spending cuts, which they’ve said are devastating to scientific ... Read more >


Time to Change the Rules?

11/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 1, 2013. A growing number of reform-minded lawmakers on Capitol Hill want to see more of online “innovations” like competency-based education. To help out, some are making noise about changing federal financial aid po... Read more >


Strayer to Close 20 Campuses As Enrollment Falls

11/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 1, 2013.  Strayer Education announced Thursday that it would close about 20 physical campuses, mostly in the Midwest, to cut costs in response to a 17 percent year-over-year enrollment drop that has sharply reduced its... Read more >


Coursera to Improve Access Abroad With Physical 'Learning Hubs'

11/01/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 1, 2013.  Massive open online course provider Coursera will provide physical spaces in which to use its digital content, the company announced on Thursday. Along with five partner organizations, including the U.S. Stat... Read more >


Moody's: University Downgrades Continue

10/31/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 30, 2013.  Negative ratings pressures have intensified on higher education, according to a Moody’s Investors Service report for subscribers that reviewed the ratings agency's work through the end of the third quarter. ... Read more >


California: Aid for Illegal Immigrant College Students

10/31/2013

New York Times.  October 30, 2013.  Janet Napolitano, the president of theUniversity of California, said Wednesday that $5 million would be devoted to providing special counseling and financial aid for students living in the country illegally, a mo... Read more >


U.S. to Finalize Rules Aimed at Distressed Borrowers, Default Rate Manipulation

10/31/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 30, 2013. The Education Department is set to issue a package of final regulations on federal student loans that are aimed, in part, at helping distressed borrowers and preventing colleges from manipulating their default ... Read more >


Sallie Mae Faces More Scrutiny on Loan Servicing

10/31/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 30, 2013.  A third federal agency is now investigating Sallie Mae for violations of consumer protection laws, the company disclosed to investors in a quarterly report this week. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau... Read more >


Listening Tour on College Ratings

10/31/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  October 30, 2013.  The Obama administration will convene hearings at college campuses across the country next month to gather public input on its controversial proposal to create a federal college ratings system, the Education De... Read more >


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 >