Foundations

Gates and state-college group co-chair postsecondary value commission

As scrutiny of college prices and outcomes mounts, a new panel co-chaired by leaders of Gates Foundation and state-college group aims to examine the value of postsecondary credentials.

Report details major issues at University of Louisville Foundation

New report gives a blow-by-blow account of unbudgeted spending, unapproved action and endowment losses at University of Louisville's fund-raising arm.

State audit criticizes University of Louisville's relationship to foundation

State audit finds fault with management structure and decisions under former president, who responds that auditors failed to consider Louisville's "amazing academic trajectory."

University at Buffalo Foundation turns down shared governance proposal

University at Buffalo Foundation turns down proposal to put a professor on its board.

 

Author discusses new book on shifts in how foundations seek to shape public policy

Author of new book on foundations describes how Gates has used venture philanthropy, measurable goals and a close relationship with the Obama administration to influence policy, and says Gates's approach may be shifting in promising ways.

A (slightly) more nuanced Bill Gates offers vision of higher education

The Microsoft founder and head of influential foundation tells college business officers that big changes are on the way -- but offers moderated views on role of technology and push for college completion.

Student success centers are poised to spread

New student success centers take the completion agenda to the states, with a faculty-driven feel. More could be on the way. 

Gates foundation helps colleges keep tabs on adaptive learning technology

The Gates Foundation pulls together a diverse group of college leaders to dish on adaptive learning and funds new report on the emerging technology.

Gates foundation solicits remedial MOOCs

The Gates Foundation is ponying up to learn if MOOCs could work for remedial students, a departure from the current slate of MOOCs. Developmental education experts say the idea could work, but others remain skeptical.

Study assesses how megafoundations have changed role of higher ed philanthropy

Study documents how Gates and Lumina -- by collaborating with government, funding intermediaries, and investing heavily in messaging -- have reshaped the philanthropic role in higher education, for better and worse.

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