Program administration

Two-year colleges strain to hire instructors in technical fields

Coconino Community College freezes its automotive technology program after only a year because of an unsuccessful search for an instructor, an increasingly common plight for career and technical education fields.

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A masked automotive technology instructor shows Coconino Community College students the inside of a car.

Company steps in to ease transfer credit friction

Outlier creates a network of institutions to try to fix a broken system of transfer credit. Experts applaud the company's efforts, but its for-profit nature may limit acceptance by some institutions.

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The high price of online learning at Colorado's rural community colleges

High tuition fees for distance education courses are keeping some community colleges in Colorado afloat. But should rural students pay the price?

Washington & Jefferson balances new programs with old emphasis

Washington & Jefferson dips its toe into graduate programs, but leaders of the traditionally undergraduate college admit it's a balancing act, and are moving more modestly than other colleges trying to diversify their offerings.

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UC System reconsiders policy barring discrimination against non-American researchers

With research dollars scarce, the University of California is "re-examining" a longstanding policy that prevents discrimination against researchers who are not American citizens.

State regulators express concern over Education Department's new draft state authorization proposal

State regulators are concerned that the Education Department's new proposal will impose substantial new burdens on their offices.

Higher ed groups offer suggestions for revamping Higher Education Act

In response to Congressional invitation, college groups suggest ideas for revising key federal law, from federal student-level database to risk-based approaches to accreditation and student aid.

Accreditor votes to shut down San Francisco's community college in 1 year

City College of San Francisco would be largest institution ever to lose recognition. Appeal and state intervention are likely.

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Budgets proposed for rest of 2013 and 2014 fiscal years

As the Senate considers a resolution to fund the federal government through the rest of the fiscal year, House Republicans propose a budget for upcoming years that would cap the Pell Grant -- a change many see as a net loss.

S.C. joins state universities overspending on sports teams

Questionable spending on contract buyouts for fired coaches at the University of South Carolina has state lawmakers demanding answers. It’s a familiar story at colleges across the country.

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