The Policy Environment

The Policy Environment
A man inspects a tree that has fallen on his home 20 miles inland from Panama City Beach, Fla., after Hurricane Michael.
Sep 26, 2022
An audit report by the Department of Education’s inspector general says Gulf Coast State College misspent about $1.8 million in emergency assistance funds. College leaders say they received conflicting guidance from the department about how to spend the money.

Surveys

March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.

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September 26, 2022
An audit report by the Department of Education’s inspector general says Gulf Coast State College misspent about $1.8 million in emergency assistance funds. College leaders say they received conflicting guidance from the department about how to spend the money.
April 2, 2021
A better set of outcomes-based state funding metrics can encourage institutions to focus on low-income and minority students' success, a new report argues.
January 6, 2020
All but three states reported year-over-year increases in funding for public higher education, annual survey of state financing finds.
October 24, 2019
First round of appointees named to a White House science advisory panel is dominated by individuals from the private sector.
October 21, 2019
The American Bar Association rejected a bid by Florida Coastal School of Law to go nonprofit, but law school leaders are committed to the change in tax status.
July 23, 2018
Colleges should focus on preparing students to be citizens, but there's little evidence many have integrated such education into their programs and courses, write Andrew J. Seligsohn and Thomas Erhlich.
April 18, 2018
In a difficult environment for higher education and the nation, Mort Maimon discovers resilience in adversity in a somewhat surprising place.
April 18, 2018
An Obama-era program to give nontraditional providers access to federal financial aid has struggled to get off the ground, and three of eight participants have pulled out.
March 21, 2018
Veterans’ organizations add their voices to the chorus of college groups opposing House Republicans’ overhaul of the Higher Education Act.
February 5, 2018
The new social contract calls for us to adapt to the reality that data and discovery challenge people’s worldview, write Jason Hamilton and Thomas J. Pfaff.

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