01 août 2015

New Push for Trustee Training

HomeBy Kellie Woodhouse. Trustees have a tremendous amount of responsibility. They’re in charge of setting the agenda of an institution, approving tuition charges and green-lighting multimillion-dollar construction projects. Read more...

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A 'Loan Lottery'

HomeBy Jacqueline Thomsen. A New Jersey state representative proposed legislation Monday morning that would establish a lottery, but only for those with college debt. The winner wouldn’t receive the funds directly; they would go directly to the institution where the money is owed. Read more...

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Making Title IX Work

HomeBy Jake New. Speaking at the annual meeting of the International Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators here on Wednesday, Riseling offered a number of suggestions to not only help campus police better meet the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Clery Act, but to use those requirements to help inform their own investigations. Read more...

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Higher Ed Upvoted

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. For some academics, the social network Reddit is becoming less of a guilty pleasure and more of a credible platform to discuss academic interests with people whom they otherwise would not have had a chance to debate. Read more...

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'Stabilizing' Financial Picture

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Financial sustainability is a marathon, not a sprint; a college that wants to endure has to worry about much more than getting through the next year. So it would be a mistake to read too much into reports like the ones Moody's Investors Service issued on Tuesday, which show a "stabilizing" financial picture for most colleges and universities in the 2014 fiscal year. Read more...

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Loan Collections and Bankrupt Borrowers

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The Obama administration on Tuesday issued new guidance on how aggressively loan collectors should pursue borrowers of federally backed loans who are seeking to erase their debt in bankruptcy. Read more...

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Everyone Pays More

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Colleges are, on average, paying more for health benefits coverage for employees. And some of those colleges are passing some expenses on to employees.
Those are among the key findings of a survey being released today by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. Read more...

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Fake Cherokee?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. When the scandal broke last month over Rachel Dolezal, the Spokane, Wash., NAACP leader and adjunct instructor of Africana studies at Eastern Washington University who apparently faked being African-American, there was widespread discussion in academe. But Dolezal was not a major player in African-American studies. Read more...

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Embedded Conflicts

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Human Terrain System set off intense debates among anthropologists and other social scientists when the U.S. Army in 2005-6 introduced the idea of embedding scholars with military units in Iraq and Afghanistan. In theory, the scholars would help the military understand ethnic groups that were mysterious to soldiers, potentially saving the lives of Americans and those who lived in the region. But from the program's start, many anthropologists and others saw the program as a violation of their disciplines' ethical standards. Read more...

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The Professor Who Wasn't Fired

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Memphis has been mostly silent in the last month as conservative bloggers and publications have criticized Zandria Robinson, until recently an assistant professor of sociology at the university. Read more...

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