Institutional administration

U. of the People earns accreditation, challenging view that agencies stifle innovation

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An accrediting agency just approved a free, online university with a largely volunteer faculty. Is accreditation really the squelcher of experimentation it is made out to be?

Higher education associations stake out positions on ratings system

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Higher ed associations start to take firmer stances against part of President Obama's proposal to rate colleges.

Debating role of student learning in federal ratings plan

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At annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, much discussion – but no consensus – on how student learning outcomes might (or should) fit into a proposed federal ratings system.

In new book, California union president says public colleges can be free

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Change everything about how higher ed is funded and public colleges can offer free tuition, a new book argues.

Obama speaks directly on for-profit higher education, noting concerns on sector

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President, in direct remarks on the sector, notes concerns that some institutions "make out like a bandit," but calls for more scrutiny of colleges across the board.

President Obama proposes to link student aid to new ratings of colleges

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President proposes new system to evaluate colleges -- and plan to offer greater Pell Grants and more favorable loans to those who attend institutions with the best rankings.

MOOCs spread quickly, aided by no-bid deals with public universities

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MOOC providers are doing deals all over the country, in part through a series of no-bid agreements with public higher ed institutions.

Wisconsin Stevens Point struggles with high faculty turnover due to low salaries

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As Ph.D.s across the country look for jobs, some professor slots at regional universities outside of major cities go unfilled due to low salaries. U. of Wisconsin at Stevens Point illustrates the challenges.

 

Study questioning college-going for all is itself questioned

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A Brookings paper challenging the notion that "everyone should go to college" is itself challenged (from many sides) for overstating its case.

U.Va. remains battleground of national debate about governance

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U.Va. remains a battleground in the broader debate about what roles faculty and board members should play in governance, even as campus tensions linger.

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