administrators

Appropriations increases and tuition freezes reshape state funding picture

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With many states' economies rebounding, lawmakers are increasing funding for higher education and holding down tuition prices. Are things returning to a pre-recession normal, or simply taking another step toward a new model?

Rutgers president faces controversy on multiple fronts, including athletics

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Even before athletics scandals, Rutgers president faced criticism on several fronts. Given his limited background in athletics, observers said it’s no surprise sports got away from him, and some worry about the cumulative impact of events in the last year.

Distribution of New Jersey's $1.3 billion higher ed bond raising multiple issues

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New Jersey’s opaque process of divvying up $1.3 billion in state money for capital projects leaves many unhappy with the proposed plans. But few “best practices” exist.

AAUP recommends more communication between faculty and governing boards

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In light of several recent, high-profile cases of poor communication between faculty and governing boards, AAUP advocates for regular interaction between the two groups and more shared governance.

Colorado College's education major challenges whether disciplines still define the liberal arts

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New education major at Colorado College, a thriving liberal arts college, challenges whether sector should still be defined by traditional disciplines.

Barry University considers asking contract bidders to provide internships

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Barry University considers asking potential contractors if they’ll provide employment opportunities to students, reflecting increased pressure colleges face to help students get jobs.

Career services (as it now exists) must die, new report argues

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Colleges are not professionally developing students the way they should be, and the solution is to blow up the current system and follow a new blueprint, report argues.

Davidson will keep requirement that president be Presbyterian

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Davidson College board angers faculty members and students by keeping a requirement that the president be a Presbyterian.

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.

Merit aid makes college more expensive for low income students, report finds

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Use of non-need-based aid in pursuit of tuition revenue and prestige is driving up the cost of college for low-income families, New America Foundation report finds.

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