The Policy Environment

The Policy Environment
Mar 21, 2018
Veterans’ organizations add their voices to the chorus of college groups opposing House Republicans’ overhaul of the Higher Education Act.


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.


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.

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.


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