The Policy Environment

The Policy Environment
Jul 11, 2016
Education Department's proposed rule for student debt forgiveness could threaten traditional colleges as well as for-profits, particularly over its broad view of what counts as misrepresentation.

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.

Archive

July 20, 2016

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.

July 11, 2016

Education Department's proposed rule for student debt forgiveness could threaten traditional colleges as well as for-profits, particularly over its broad view of what counts as misrepresentation.

April 4, 2016

State performance funding formulas lead to small decline in Pell revenue per student, new study finds, suggesting public colleges may be gaming formulas by enrolling fewer low-income students.

September 15, 2015

The administration's new college Scorecard makes such students invisible, writes U of Phoenix president.

February 13, 2015

A Senate-sponsored task force releases blueprint for Congress to scale back federal requirements that higher education leaders have long said are overly burdensome. 

February 12, 2015

Gates-funded report seeks to define and classify types of performance-based funding in 35 states, drawing tentative praise from researchers who have criticized the policies.

January 30, 2015

The Education Department's ratings framework embraces the concept of adjusting outcomes for student demographics -- an approach that would be unusual for the federal government but that isn't without its critics.

November 19, 2014

Public colleges may be using grade inflation or tightening admissions standards to comply with performance-based funding, survey finds.

October 3, 2014

Audit critical of the Education Department's review process for alternative to the credit hour raises questions about direction of federal policy and could discourage some colleges.

September 9, 2014

Virginia releases the first detailed look at mid-career earnings of college graduates, but the report warns against broad, oversimplified conclusions about the data.

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