PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://www.chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2017-07-25T18:32:08-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Wake Forest Freshmen Get an ‘Irreverent’ Take on Orientation http://www.chronicle.com/article/Wake-Forest-Freshmen-Get-an/240736 2017-07-25T14:16:35-04:00 The college’s hardcover guidebook ditches the usual dry, institutional tone and plays up campus quirks. Toilet-paper tossing, anyone? By Suhauna Hussain On Administrative Spending, Which Colleges Get the Most Bang for the Buck? http://www.chronicle.com/article/On-Administrative-Spending/240728 2017-07-25T00:01:00-04:00 Small liberal-arts colleges pay out much more for administrative costs relative to teaching than do large research universities, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni says in a new report. By Eric Kelderman An Educational ‘Booster Shot’ for America’s Labor Force http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Educational-Booster/240629 2017-07-24T09:04:00-04:00 Van Ton-Quinlivan, vice chancellor for work-force and economic development in the California Community Colleges system, says colleges need to form partnerships with employers to help “stranded workers” get back into the job market. By Scott Carlson Fired Title IX Officer Alleges Retaliation in Suit Against Texas A&M Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/Fired-Title-IX-Officer-Alleges/240721 2017-07-21T18:00:03-04:00 Gerardo Alva says he was unfairly accused of theft and let go after complaining about the handling of a sexual-assault case. By Katherine Mangan A Warning, a Crusade, and a Public Reckoning at the U. of Florida http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Warning-a-Crusadea/240720 2017-07-21T16:27:57-04:00 A lawyer’s requests for records provide a rare look at the inner workings of a top public-research university. It’s not pretty. By Michael Vasquez When Substance Abuse Hits the C-Suite http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Substance-Abuse-Hits-the/240713 2017-07-20T20:59:03-04:00 The University of Southern California’s cautious response to a former dean’s drug-fueled double life highlights an uneasy balance of compassion and accountability that such cases often evoke. By Jack Stripling Need Dorms? Here’s One College’s ‘Crazy’ Idea to Recycle 3 Buildings http://www.chronicle.com/article/Need-Dorms-Here-s-One/240704 2017-07-20T11:36:00-04:00 Instead of demolishing and rebuilding the 55-bed residence halls, Goucher is moving them, intact, to another spot on the Maryland campus. By Lawrence Biemiller Former Top Official in Obama’s Education Dept. Is Named President of ACE http://www.chronicle.com/article/Former-Top-Official-in/240698 2017-07-20T05:01:00-04:00 The American Council on Education’s choice is Ted Mitchell, under secretary of education from 2014 to 2017, who will take office as the Trump administration seeks to dismantle some of his policy priorities. By Goldie Blumenstyk Students Accused of Sexual Assault Have the Government’s Ear. What Are Their Goals? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Students-Accused-of-Sexual/240701 2017-07-19T22:10:07-04:00 These students and their allies stress that they want the campus disciplinary process to be fair. But that’s not all they’re fighting for. By Sarah Brown President Trump Made a Promise to Black Colleges. It Hasn’t Happened. http://www.chronicle.com/article/President-Trump-Made-a-Promise/240685 2017-07-18T21:00:22-04:00 The White House Initiative on HBCUs was to be moved from the Education Department to the West Wing. By Adam Harris Heard About the Facilities Arms Race? One Professor Says You Should Be Skeptical http://www.chronicle.com/article/Heard-About-the-Facilities/240684 2017-07-18T18:44:22-04:00 Kevin R. McClure keeps a list of news articles that describe a boom in campus amenities. He questions that phenomenon and whether those projects are really driving up tuition. By Eric Kelderman How One Leader Set a Toxic Tone, Spurning Allies She Needed Most http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-Leader-Set-a-Toxic/240655 2017-07-16T19:00:00-04:00 Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic’s leader, has presided over the demoralization of a fund-raising office that is critical to the realization of her grand vision. By Jack Stripling A Student’s Mission: Sharing the Stories of ‘Invisible’ Campus Workers http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Student-s-Mission-Sharing/240654 2017-07-16T18:26:00-04:00 After befriending a janitor at Georgetown University, Febin Bellamy engaged the help of his classmates to recognize and humanize the “Unsung Heroes” who keep colleges running. By Don Troop After Meeting With DeVos, Title IX Activists Say They Still Have Many Questions http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Meeting-With-DeVos/240651 2017-07-13T23:22:29-04:00 “We need to get this right,” Ms. DeVos said of preventing and responding to campus sexual assault. But she offered no specifics on her plans for change. By Sarah Brown If Trump Pulls Back, Can States Do More to Regulate For-Profit Colleges? http://www.chronicle.com/article/If-Trump-Pulls-Back-Can/240650 2017-07-13T22:26:57-04:00 A lawsuit filed last week by a group of state attorneys general against the U.S. Department of Education may indicate that states will ramp up their regulation of the for-profit sector. Here’s what they could do. By Nell Gluckman Who Does DeVos’s Department Really Represent? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-Does-DeVos-s-Department/240643 2017-07-13T16:54:05-04:00 Advocates for students fret over the education secretary’s loosening of the regulatory reins. But fewer colleges are complaining. By Adam Harris and Eric Kelderman Ed. Dept. Official Apologizes for ‘90%’ Remark on Campus Rape. What’s the Research? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ed-Dept-Official-Apologizes/240634 2017-07-12T20:31:01-04:00 Candice Jackson stirred outrage ahead of a Title IX summit by asserting that the vast majority of sexual-assault complaints “fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk.’” By Sarah Brown On Public Distrust, Colleges Could Learn From Journalism’s Mistakes http://www.chronicle.com/article/On-Public-Distrust-Colleges/240632 2017-07-12T20:04:46-04:00 A high-profile study this week showed a decline in trust of higher education and the news media. But colleges may have some built-in advantages in avoiding the erosion of confidence that has rocked journalism. By Clara Turnage What Victims’ Advocates and Due-Process Supporters Hope to Accomplish When They Meet DeVos http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Victims-Advocates-and/240606 2017-07-11T22:22:00-04:00 Activists on all sides of the fraught debate over campus sexual assault and Title IX enforcement are meeting with the education secretary this week. Some of them talked with The Chronicle about their priorities for those conversations. By Sarah Brown Why Not to Lock In Tuition http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Not-to-Lock-In-Tuition/240603 2017-07-11T17:45:00-04:00 Depending on your college’s situation, it might not be the right move. By Beckie Supiano