Paul Fain

Paul Fain, News Editor, came to Inside Higher Ed in September 2011, after a six-year stint covering leadership and finance for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Paul has also worked in higher-ed P.R., with Widmeyer Communications, but couldn't stay away from reporting. A former staff writer for C-VILLE Weekly, a newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., Paul has written for The New York Times, Washington City Paper and Mother Jones. He's won a few journalism awards, including one for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association and the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award. Paul got hooked on journalism while working too many hours at The Review, the student newspaper at the University of Delaware, where he earned a degree in political science in 1996. A native of Dayton, Ohio, and a long-suffering fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, Fain plays guitar in a band with more possible names than polished songs.

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January 22, 2013
Michigan is the latest state to allow community colleges to issue bachelor's degrees. But despite controversy and turf wars, actual practice remains limited, for now.
January 21, 2013
College leaders need to get involved in the disruption debate and do more to help adult students, finds a "mainfesto" issued on the American Council on Education's letterhead.
January 17, 2013
The Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program has released a guide to labor market data aimed at community colleges. The guide seeks to help college leaders find and use data from various sources to boost student success by tracking the employment and earnings of graduates. For example, colleges could use good data on labor markets to decide which academic programs to offer and how many graduates the college should ideally produce to fill available jobs in that field.
January 17, 2013
Rasmussen College, a midsized for-profit institution with roots in the Midwest, this week announced a tuition cut that averages 12 percent across the institution. Some students will see a 24 percent tuition reduction, the college said. Rasmussen is also locking in tuition rates for continuously enrolled students.
January 16, 2013
State's governor looks to MOOCs for help in entry-level courses at public institutions. San Jose State takes the plunge while community colleges mull a different path.
January 16, 2013
ACE considers credit recommendations for a batch of Udacity courses.
January 15, 2013
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) this week announced that it is now partnering with colleges to directly award college credit based on its LearningCounts prior learning assessments, which measure learning gained outside of the traditional classroom.
January 11, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown of California on Thursday released a proposed budget that includes substantial increases for higher education, which were made possible by a tax hike voters passed in November.
January 10, 2013
City College of San Francisco is unlikely to be able to make necessary changes in time for a March deadline with its regional accreditor and will seek an extension, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
January 10, 2013
The University of Phoenix expects to be placed "on notice" by its regional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The commission recently conducted a comprehensive review of the university, and an official with the Apollo Group, which owns Phoenix, told investors this week that the commission had said it would soon issue a report identifying "several areas of concern" that arose from the review.

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