Chief executives / executive directors

2014 in and out list for higher education

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A look at the trends, people and terms that shaped 2013, with predictions about the year to come.

Controversy and important questions around UConn's proposal to limit outside credits

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UConn's stalled proposal to limit outside credits earned by non-transfer students generates controversy and may be a sign of future tussles to come over "unbundled" degrees.

Some professors fear Catholic colleges are ignoring call by the pope to focus less on abortion and homosexuality

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New pontiff has suggested that church leaders focus less on abortion and homosexuality. So recent actions at Roman Catholic colleges have faculty members wondering if administrators missed the latest from Rome.

UniversityNow's unique approach to accreditation and federal financial aid

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UniversityNow signs up more than 1,000 students for low-cost, competency-based degree programs without the lure of federal financial aid. 

Wisconsin faculty object to idea that shared governance should change

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Legislators in Wisconsin say that they want campus chancellors acting more like CEOs, with a more limited faculty role.

 

Altius releases documents on Ivy Bridge College accreditation fight

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Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.

For higher ed 'reformers,' Obama speech was welcome attention

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For colleges and other organizations promoting alternative paths to degrees, the president's speech was validation they have wanted.

Northern Arizona University's new competency-based degrees and transcripts

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Northern Arizona University rolls out competency-based degrees, which will come with a new form of transcripts.

Two-year colleges go open source to seek fix for remediation

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Community colleges use open-source, MOOC-style content as study guides for remedial courses, and some are choosing homegrown content over courses from MOOC providers.

San Francisco community college's fight for survival may hinge on an appeal

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City College of San Francisco's best hope of staying open is probably to appeal the death sentence from its accreditor, and the college may have longer than people realize to win a reprieve.

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