29 mars 2015

Little Progress on Incentive Comp

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The U.S. Education Department's Federal Student Aid office has done too little to carry out regulatory changes adopted five years ago to crack down on colleges' use of incentive compensation to reward employees, the department's inspector general said in a highly critical audit this week. Read more...

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College for Convicts

HomeBy Kaitlin Mulhere. Twenty-five miles from Montgomery, Ala., in the middle of the tough-on-crime, fiscally conservative Deep South, sits an unusual place of learning.
A 20-foot fence with razor wire surrounds the campus. Armed guards stand at the entrances. Students wear jumpsuits, with ID numbers printed on the right side of the chest.
This is J. F. Ingram State Technical College, where every student is incarcerated. The college was created by the state in 1965, and it is adjacent to one prison but offers programs in eight others. Read more...

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The End of College?

HomeBy Paul Fain. Carey directs the education policy program at New America, a Washington-based think tank. His book, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere, came out earlier this month. Read more...

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Close But No Merger

HomeBy Ry Rivard. After a year and a half of talks and looking at each other's books, two Roman Catholic colleges in western New York have decided not to merge. Read more...

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Alexander’s Higher Ed Act Agenda

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The leading Republican in the Senate who is working on a rewrite of the Higher Education Act is weighing new ways to hold colleges accountable for their students’ success and is considering a federal database to keep track of student outcomes. Read more...

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U.S. to Identify Colleges Under Scrutiny

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The U.S. Department of Education plans to name the colleges whose access to federal money it has restricted because of concerns about the risk they pose to students and taxpayers. Read more...

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Boycotting Indiana?

HomeBy Jake New. The National Collegiate Athletic Association said Thursday that it is “especially concerned” by the passing of a controversial Indiana law that critics argue gives businesses the right to refuse service to gay people. Read more...

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About Time?

HomeBy Jake New. The speed and forcefulness with which David Boren, president of the University of Oklahoma, moved to punish members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon after they were caught singing a racist song this month earned the praise of many on campus and across the country, including President Obama. The following week, Boren drew similar praise for announcing that he would soon hire a vice president to oversee diversity and inclusion efforts on campus. Read more...

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A Professor's Speech, In Flight

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. An incident last week, in which a passenger on a flight from Nicaragua to the United States was recorded apparently delivering a rant and smoking in the air, quickly spread on social media. Read more...

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Global Patent Leaders

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. American universities applied for far more international patents than those of other countries in 2014, according to a report released Friday by the World International Patent Organization. Read more...

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