PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://www.chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2016-10-27T05:02:20-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education In Pennsylvania, the Strike Is Over, but the Challenges Remain http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Pennsylvania-the-Strike-Is/238192 2016-10-26T04:55:00-04:00 Limited funding and a narrowing pool of prospective students leave the state’s regional public institutions facing a difficult future. By Lee Gardner For Some Republicans, Trump’s Higher-Ed Proposals Reflect ‘Lost Opportunity’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Some-Republicans/238191 2016-10-25T20:00:17-04:00 The GOP presidential nominee floated a plan that surprised policy experts. Some of them lamented the lateness and the lack of substance of his ideas. By Eric Kelderman Resident Assistants Find Themselves on the Front Lines of Title IX Compliance http://www.chronicle.com/article/Resident-Assistants-Find/238159 2016-10-25T04:55:00-04:00 College housing’s student workers have long been relied on to resolve roommate disputes, but the heightened enforcement of the federal gender-equity law has made them key reporters of sexual violence. By Shannon Najmabadi Video: A Former West Point Official Helps Mount St. Mary’s Find Its Footing http://www.chronicle.com/article/Video-A-Former-West-Point/238162 2016-10-25T04:55:00-04:00 Tim Trainor, interim president of the Roman Catholic institution in Maryland, says he needs to steady the ship, calm faculty fears, and rebuild trust after the tumultuous tenure of his predecessor. By Sarah Brown Basic Training for Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Basic-Training-for-Higher-Ed/238149 2016-10-23T18:45:00-04:00 Why colleges might look to the armed forces for guidance on serving low-income students. By Karin Fischer One University Asks: How Do You Promote Free Speech Without Alienating Students? http://www.chronicle.com/article/One-University-Asks-How-Do/238146 2016-10-23T18:30:33-04:00 After a conservative speaker faced off with protesters at DePaul University last year, the campus’s leaders have struggled to find the right response. By Beth McMurtrie What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/238145 2016-10-23T18:30:33-04:00 The U. of Iowa’s electronic futures market doesn’t see much future for Donald Trump’s candidacy. Pennsylvania’s 14 state colleges see a strike by faculty members. And the College of New Rochelle’s president is shown the door. By Lawrence Biemiller William Bowen, Influential Higher-Ed Thinker and President of Princeton and Mellon, Dies at 83 http://www.chronicle.com/article/William-Bowen-Influential/238154 2016-10-21T15:08:07-04:00 The former head of a top university and leading foundation in the arts also was a powerful thinker on a range of academic issues, including affirmative action, athletics priorities, and technological change. By Brock Read Admissions Offices Scramble to Comply With New Overtime Rule http://www.chronicle.com/article/Admissions-Offices-Scramble-to/238140 2016-10-21T04:55:00-04:00 An update to labor law requires colleges to give raises to some employees in the time-intensive field, pay them overtime, or scale back their hours. By Eric Hoover William G. Bowen on Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/William-G-Bowen-on-Higher/59 2016-10-21T00:00:00-04:00 He was a higher-education economist who published a series of important books and reports on the challenges facing colleges. He also wrote frequently for The Chronicle. Here's a selection. Trump Said He Would ‘End’ Political Correctness on Campuses. Could a President Do That? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Said-He-Would-End-/238124 2016-10-20T04:55:00-04:00 Probably not. But there are ways a president could mitigate the federal government’s role in shaping how colleges define and respond to the sort of criticism that Mr. Trump and many conservatives lament. By Steve Kolowich To Improve Student Success, a University Confronts the Email Deluge http://www.chronicle.com/article/To-Improve-Student-Success-a/238121 2016-10-20T04:55:00-04:00 Michigan State University is rethinking how it communicates with students, especially those who are freshmen or the first in their families to go to college. Sending hundreds of emails isn’t the best way — but what is? By Beckie Supiano What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule and Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/58 2016-10-20T00:00:00-04:00 A change in federal labor law that takes effect in December 2016 has colleges and universities scrambling to sort out which salaried employees will be due extra pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week. Here's a look at how colleges are coping. How the Harvard Strike Fits Into the Equality Conversation http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-Harvard-Strike-Fits/238101 2016-10-19T04:55:00-04:00 Dining-hall workers have been walking the picket line for two weeks. The university, with a $35-billion endowment, has been walking a line of its own as concern grows over economic disparity. By Lee Gardner University Trust Lets Donors Do the Grant Making https://www.philanthropy.com/article/University-Trust-Lets-Donors/238087 2016-10-18T13:48:00-04:00 The University of Virginia’s Jefferson Trust invites donors to give $100,000 each and then decide as a group how to spend the money to strengthen the student experience. By Rebecca Koenig (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) How One University Went All-In on Restorative Justice http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Went-All-In/238093 2016-10-18T04:58:48-04:00 Many colleges have embraced conflict-resolution tactics that emphasize reconciliation, not punishment. But few have invested as heavily as the University of Michigan. By Katherine Knott 2 Foundations Plan Renewed Focus on More Credentials and Student-Aid Reform http://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Foundations-Plan-Renewed/238084 2016-10-17T04:55:00-04:00 Among other priorities for the Lumina Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are competency-based education, improving quality assurance, and removing barriers to student progress. By Goldie Blumenstyk Title IX Officers Pay a Price for Navigating a Volatile Issue http://www.chronicle.com/article/Title-IX-Officers-Pay-a-Price/238081 2016-10-16T18:55:00-04:00 Two high-profile departures of Title IX administrators underscore the pressures that come with being a college’s "moral compass." By Robin Wilson What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/238073 2016-10-16T18:27:01-04:00 In a turnabout, a Title IX investigation at Wesley College focuses on the rights of a student accused of misconduct. Plus Northwestern University is forced to rethink its handbook for football players, and Liberty University students rethink their president’s support for Donald J. Trump. By Lawrence Biemiller A Closer Look at Income-Based Repayment, the Centerpiece of Donald Trump's Unexpected Higher-Ed Speech http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Closer-Look-at-Income-Based/238085 2016-10-15T12:51:33-04:00 The presidential candidate caught many observers off guard by talking about a substantive higher-ed policy idea. Here’s some context to help make sense of his proposal. By Beckie Supiano