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Education Department recommends eliminating national accreditor to many for-profit colleges

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Education Department staff proposes termination for ACICS, threatening access to federal aid for the 243 institutions -- many of them for-profit -- the national accreditor oversees. Updated with reactions.

Much at stake for ACICS, and accreditation, in upcoming federal review

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When a federal panel weighs whether to keep recognizing an overseer of for-profit colleges this month, the feds and the accreditor alike will be judged on the outcome.

Data on student engagement with an LMS is a key to predicting retention

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Hard data on which students are failing to use learning management software can help colleges intervene to boost retention rates.

University of Washington plan to alleviate salary compression is under fire

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At many colleges, new assistant professors earn close to or even more than long timers. U of Washington is trying to do something about it -- and finding out how hard it is. Among other ideas: countering expensive retention raises with new salary steps subject to approval by one's peers.

Q&A with author of book on how librarians can better serve higher education

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New book explores how academic libraries can shape their services to better serve higher education -- and what librarians should do to make it happen.

Recent cases renew debate about second chances for athletes who assault women

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Former Stanford swimmer is but the latest example of university athletes accused of assaulting women who seem to escape punishments that are serious enough for their crimes.

Cal State nearly doubles number of presidencies held by women

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The last five campus leaders picked at Cal State have been women, and recent hires have doubled the number of Asian-Americans who will be campus presidents.

Survey results show growth in controversial practice of working with international recruiting agents

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Surveys show an increasing number of U.S. institutions are working with commissioned agents to recruit international students.

Small private college closes, blames Education Department sanction

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St. Catharine College is closing, and the small private institution blames its demise on a version of the same Education Department sanction that toppled the for-profit Corinthian Colleges.

Apparent murder-suicide at UCLA reflects a kind of violence that is rare but feared

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Apparent murder of a professor follows a day of terror on campus and reflects a kind of violence that is rare but feared.

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