Institutional administration

As he takes on traditional higher education, Rubio runs on policy wonkery

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In the Senate, Marco Rubio delved into the weeds of higher education policy. Now he’s taking his reform push out on the campaign trail, where he is the lone GOP candidate talking about higher ed.

H-1B visa program comes under increasing scrutiny

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A series of scandals has led to increased political and media scrutiny of a visa program important to colleges.

Arne Duncan's higher ed legacy

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The long-serving education secretary expanded Pell Grants, encouraged experimentation, cracked down on for-profit colleges and took federal regulation into uncharted waters.

Lawmakers consider merging Wisconsin's two-year college systems

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Wisconsin legislators ponder merging state's two-year college systems. Some faculty are concerned a merger would threaten the systems' different missions and damage general education.

Drought action plans leading to changes on California campuses

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As California’s drought grows more severe, colleges across the state are stepping up their water conservation efforts.

'Interactive Learning Spaces' at the center of Ball State U.'s faculty development program

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Can active learning techniques and flexible classroom seating improve student outcomes? Research at Ball State University has produced mixed results.

At second higher ed summit, Obama administration mixes praise and accountability

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The summit underscores a tension in the Obama administration’s higher ed approach: how to promote colleges' and universities' successes while holding them more accountable. 

Higher ed, especially tuition, an issue in governors races

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Higher education issues -- mostly tuition costs -- are showing up in governors races across the country.

In gainful employment fight, for-profits make familiar arguments against different landscape

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Can a for-profit industry beset by growing legal and financial woes fend off the Obama administration's second try at gainful employment rules?

Armed with federal data, Maryland goes after out-of-state distance education providers

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Maryland fires off letters to large and small distance education providers alike in an attempt to find out who's teaching students in the state. Is this quality control or protectionism?

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