Steve Gunderson has plenty of friends, including the Senate's leading critic of for-profit colleges. But the new head of the sector's trade group isn't afraid to pick a fight -- even with one of his members.
The Education Department has released a new list of colleges and universities under heightened cash monitoring, which means that they are subject to far greater oversight than other colleges in federal student aid programs. A variety of compliance issues can land a college on the list. Most of the colleges on the list are for-profit institutions.
The latest list, which has 513 colleges on it, was current as of June 1 and may be found here. That total is down slightly from the 528 colleges on the March 1 list.
The Higher Learning Commission placed MacMurray College on probation and extended the probation of Urbana University at the agency's June meeting, the accreditor announced. The president of MacMurray criticized the accreditor's action as "unjust," saying the agency failed to give the college sufficient time to fix problems created under a previous administration.
The commission also granted accreditation to the reborn Antioch College, in Ohio.
A request to write letters evaluating other faculty for tenure and promotion means that other people think you are qualified to make this important assessment. It can also be terrifying, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.