PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Finance http://www.chronicle.com/section/Finance/17/ 2017-10-24T01:34:01-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education The Lure of the Lazy River http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Lure-of-the-Lazy-River/241434 2017-10-15T18:00:00-04:00 How the wooing of students, and the cultivation of their desires, shifts the priorities and the role of the modern university. By Jack Stripling Rich Colleges and Other Big Nonprofits Are Rapidly Stockpiling Endowment Cash, Chronicle Data Show https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Many-Big-Nonprofits-Rapidly/240753 2017-07-26T13:47:00-04:00 For 253 of the more than 1,600 nonprofit organizations studied, the dollars flowing into their endowments over six years exceeded the dollars flowing out by more than four to one. By Megan O’Neil and Joshua Hatch (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) As Illinois Budget Impasse Ends, So Does a ‘Nightmare of Total Uncertainty’ for Its Public Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Illinois-Budget-Impasse/240553 2017-07-06T23:25:54-04:00 The state has its first budget in more than two years, and campus leaders are excited to move forward, even though not all the long-term effects of the budget crisis are yet known. By Sarah Brown Think State Budget Cuts Explain Tuition Hikes? Not So Fast, Says One Researcher http://www.chronicle.com/article/Think-State-Budget-Cuts/240243 2017-06-01T22:42:17-04:00 Some explanations for rising college prices are greeted with more skepticism and better scholarship than others, argues Jason Delisle of the American Enterprise Institute. By Beckie Supiano Is Tuition Discounting Leading Some Colleges Off a Cliff? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Is-Tuition-Discounting-Leading/239943 2017-04-28T10:35:00-04:00 Small private colleges stand to lose both money and student diversity in continually seeking to outbid each other for students, a new study warns. By Peter Schmidt Purdue’s Purchase of Kaplan Is a Big Bet — and a Sign of the Times http://www.chronicle.com/article/Purdue-s-Purchase-of-Kaplan/239931 2017-04-28T04:55:00-04:00 By acquiring the for-profit-education giant, the public university is taking cues from the fast pace of online growth at other nonprofit institutions. By Goldie Blumenstyk The Next Higher-Ed Funding Battle to Watch May Be in New Mexico http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Next-Higher-Ed-Funding/239826 2017-04-19T04:56:44-04:00 A veto of higher-education funding by the state’s governor, Susana Martinez, is the latest concerning development for public colleges in the state. By Chris Quintana Incentives to Attend Private Colleges Could Save States Money and Raise Graduation Rates http://www.chronicle.com/article/Incentives-to-Attend-Private/239801 2017-04-14T04:55:00-04:00 The findings of a new report are a balm to independent institutions concerned that more states — most recently, New York — are offering free tuition at public colleges and universities. By Katherine Mangan A Venerable Resource for Collaborations http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Venerable-Resource-for/239582 2017-03-26T18:30:00-04:00 Colleges that want to develop or maintain productive team efforts can look to the Association for Collaborative Leadership. By Ben Gose 4 Consortia and Their Advice for Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/4-ConsortiaTheir-Advice/239581 2017-03-26T18:30:00-04:00 How they started, what they focus on, and what they have to suggest. By Ben Gose How Colleges Cut Costs by Embracing Collaboration http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Cut-Costs-by/239580 2017-03-26T18:30:00-04:00 More private colleges want to form partnerships to share administrative expenses. But such coordination isn’t easy. By Ben Gose Working Together Better http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Working-Together-Better/101 2017-03-23T00:00:00-04:00 More private colleges want to collaborate to share costs and administrative responsibilities. But such coordination isn’t easy. Teaching Hospitals in Particular Will Suffer Under Plan to Repeal ‘Obamacare,’ Critics Say http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Hospitals-in/239479 2017-03-14T04:55:00-04:00 The hospitals handle a disproportionate share of indigent patients, and those uncompensated costs would hurt their missions of teaching and research, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. By Katherine Mangan 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, originally scheduled to take effect in December, has colleges and universities scrambling to sort out what to do now that a federal judge has blocked the change. Here's a look at how colleges are coping. 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 Sudden Demise of Start-Up Textbook Supplier Leaves Small Colleges to Scramble http://www.chronicle.com/article/Sudden-Demise-of-Start-Up/238025 2016-10-07T14:09:53-04:00 Investors in a Silicon Valley company called Rafter pulled the plug on it on Friday, and its college customers are now in what one described as "crisis-management mode." By Goldie Blumenstyk What a $2-Billion Loss Really Means for Harvard and Its Endowment http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-a-2-Billion-Loss-Really/237965 2016-10-03T04:57:25-04:00 Some observers dismiss a year of bad returns as of little consequence for the world’s richest university. Others see a cautionary tale over how elite institutions use and invest their endowments. By Scott Carlson A New Academic Year Brings Fresh Anxiety at Illinois’s Public Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-New-Academic-Year-Brings/237533 2016-08-23T04:55:00-04:00 A state-budget stalemate means the colleges haven’t seen permanent funding in over a year. Administrators now wonder if the crisis will reverberate for years to come. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz What $500 Tuition Could Mean for 3 UNC Campuses http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-500-Tuition-Could-Mean/237404 2016-08-09T04:55:00-04:00 Three of the system's chancellors discuss the potential benefits and consequences of a Republican-backed measure that, starting in 2018, will slash tuition at their universities. By Sarah Brown How Does a State College Survive, and Thrive, on Emergency Funding? http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Does-a-State-College/237020 2016-07-01T04:55:00-04:00 As public institutions in Illinois fall victim to budget gridlock, experts say short-term funding makes it difficult for administrators to plan for the future. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz