The Policy Environment

The Policy Environment
Oct 11, 2016
While political support in Washington builds slowly for a federal student record database, Indiana and the University of Texas System get creative with their own data on how students fare after college.

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

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.

July 25, 2014

At Senate hearing, state and federal officials point fingers at one another when discussing who can fix issues of college cost and access.

June 19, 2014

Colorado's fix for remedial education is multipronged rather than heavy-handed, and it seems to be working.

January 24, 2014

A new report on the impact of adjunct labor marks a new level of interest in Washington about the changing nature of the higher education workforce.

October 29, 2013

Complete College America talks up peformance-based funding at its annual meeting, releasing a report that rates the 16 states that have tried it so far.

August 23, 2013

Obama proposes expansive college rating system. Making it happen won't be easy, but higher education leaders said they'll play ball.

July 24, 2013

Washington is gearing up for the next round of fights over for-profit colleges, with student veterans and gainful employment getting top billing.

June 7, 2013

Proposal circulating on Capitol Hill asks accreditors to create a way for new providers to gain approval more quickly.

March 12, 2013

Higher Learning Commission puts "public good" into regional accreditation while considering probation of the University of Phoenix. Will more for-profits stumble?

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