Questioning College-Wide Assessments

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Study calls Spellings Commission recommendation "misleading" because of wide differences in outcomes by academic discipline.

Debate Under Duress in California

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With law regulating for-profit higher education now inoperable, efforts to replace it face resistance even as legislators approve one solution.

Big Payday for Title IX Advocate

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Jury finds Cal State Fresno retaliated against a former coach for defense of gender equity law -- and awards her $5.85 million.

California's Regulatory Meltdown

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When a California bureau charged with regulating the state’s for-profit institutions closed down July 1, the concept of “state approval” became theoretical, if only for a short time.

Contested Campus in Chinatown

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City College of San Francisco's proposal to build a 244-foot-tall building engages immigrant community while enraging those who say it will loom over historic districts.

Significant Victory for Students or Small Potatoes?

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California attorney general heralds Corinthian Colleges' $6.5 million settlement over company's practices, but consumer advocates criticize it.

A Quid Pro Quo Gone Wrong?

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Ousted president of New College of California admits special treatment for student who promised a $1 million gift. Were grades bought?

Search for Consensus in California

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Debate over regulating for-profit colleges seems as intractable as ever as two new proposals for overseeing the sector circulate.

New Plan to Limit Tobacco-Funded Research

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Compromise proposal emerges at U. of California, with regents' vote scheduled this week -- but critics still see potential infringements on academic freedom.

New Legal Challenge for Accreditation

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A "tentative" federal court order suggests that states can't favor one regional accreditor over another -- and could complicate the California for-profit college debate.


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