Exit interview with outgoing University System of Maryland Chancellor Brit Kirwan

After 25 years leading two major universities and a public higher ed system, Brit Kirwan has retired. In an interview, he discusses online education, historically black universities and other key issues.

Project to create models for a broader form of student transcript

Associations of registrars and student affairs administrators will work with eight colleges on prototypes for a new form of transcript -- a comprehensive record that includes learning outside the classroom.

O'Malley and Bush argue about merits of debt-free college plan

More Democratic presidential hopefuls weigh in on debt-free college, with one, Martin O'Malley, squaring off against Jeb Bush, a Republican presidential hopeful. What will Hillary Clinton do?

Oregon passes free community college bill as congressional Democrats introduce federal version

Obama's plan lives on, with newly proposed federal legislation. But the real action is happening in states and cities, most notably with Oregon following Tennessee's lead with a statewide version.

O'Malley's personal example on college debt confuses the experts

Martin O'Malley introduces his plan for debt-free college by talking about how much he and his wife borrowed for their oldest two children. The total left student aid experts shaking their heads.

Senator McCaskill suggests 'removing' campus crime disclosure law

At campus safety meeting, Sen. Claire McCaskill says she'd like to scrap the Clery Act, eliciting cheers from campus officers and criticism from some supporters of the campus security law.

As debate on Confederate flag emerges, institutions named after controversial figures also come into play

At some colleges, students want to remove statues of Confederate heroes. But what happens when an entire institution is named for Jefferson Davis or John C. Calhoun?

Colleges turning to judges in campus sexual assault cases

Some colleges are hiring retired judges to run hearings on sexual assault charges. Is this an improvement?

Will Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage challenge or change Christian colleges?

Some experts see threat to tax-exempt status of institutions if they continue to bar same-sex relationships.

Faculty members criticize proposed changes to gen ed accreditation standards for engineers

Critics say proposed changes to accreditation standards for general education dilute the competencies that give U.S.-trained students a competitive edge. Accreditor, meanwhile, says new standards will lead to easier assessment of outcomes and more innovation in teaching.


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