PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Finance http://www.chronicle.com/section/Finance/17/ 2018-04-22T02:19:57-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Top-Ranked Colleges Spend Their Money Differently From the Rest. Here’s How. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Top-Ranked-Colleges-Spend/243146 2018-04-17T14:28:00-04:00 They devote more of their payrolls to human resources, for example. But don’t take that as a recipe for success, says Paul Friga, the researcher behind a new data analysis. By Dan Bauman Who Doesn’t Get Overtime Pay? Online Instructors, for One http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-Doesn-t-Get-Overtime/243143 2018-04-17T10:41:00-04:00 A fact sheet released on Monday by the U.S. Department of Labor clarified the types of employees on college campuses that are exempt from earning overtime. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Is Catholic U.’s Chaste Brand Scaring Off Students? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Is-Catholic-U-s-Chaste/243137 2018-04-16T19:03:10-04:00 A plan to lay off tenured faculty members, brought on by enrollment declines and deficits, has provoked a broader debate about whether the institution’s religiosity undermines recruitment. By Jack Stripling Southern Illinois Shelves Plan to Transfer $5 Million From Flagship to Other Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/Southern-Illinois-Shelves-Plan/243118 2018-04-13T13:30:56-04:00 The Edwardsville campus, which is growing, lost its shot for now at an additional $5.1 million in state funds. But Carbondale’s internal discord hasn’t inspired confidence. By Julian Wyllie Can Closing a Humanities College Save a University? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-Closing-a-Humanities/243113 2018-04-13T11:05:00-04:00 Facing a budget squeeze, the University of Central Missouri fast-tracks a vote on folding several departments into existing colleges. Faculty members worry that the academic mission will suffer. By Eric Kelderman Who Foots Most of the Bill for Public Colleges? In 28 States, It’s Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-Foots-Most-of-the-Bill-for/242959 2018-03-29T00:01:00-04:00 For the first time in 30 years, tuition dollars, not support from state or local governments, are the primary revenue source for more than half of America’s state higher-education systems. By Dan Bauman Bridgepoint Education’s Ashford U. Joins For-Profit Sector’s Trek to Nonprofit Status http://www.chronicle.com/article/Bridgepoint-Education-s/242814 2018-03-13T21:48:00-04:00 The parent company said on Tuesday it would seek to have the conversion approved by year’s end. The move would carry many advantages for the company, but it’s unclear if students would be any better off. By Michael Vasquez A Sector in Flux: How For-Profit Higher Ed Has Shifted http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Sector-in-Flux-How/242813 2018-03-13T21:48:00-04:00 Over the last two years, many of the industry’s biggest players have merged with onetime competitors, moved from for-profit to nonprofit status, or left the business altogether. Here’s a summary. By Dan Bauman and Goldie Blumenstyk Departures at Gates Foundation Stir Speculation About Its Plans for Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Departures-at-Gates-Foundation/242603 2018-02-21T19:32:11-05:00 Some observers hope the foundation will use its time of transition to promote fresher options both outside of traditional colleges and within academe. By Goldie Blumenstyk Endowment Returns Rebound After a Dismal 2016, but the Long-Term Outlook Is Cloudy http://www.chronicle.com/article/Endowment-Returns-Rebound/242327 2018-01-25T00:01:00-05:00 Endowments returned an average of 12.2 percent in the 2017 fiscal year, according to an annual survey. That’s a big step up from the previous year, when they dropped by nearly 2 percent. By Julian Wyllie Outlook for Higher Ed in 2018 Is Bleak, Ratings Agency Says http://www.chronicle.com/article/Outlook-for-Higher-Ed-in-2018/242319 2018-01-23T14:08:00-05:00 Standard & Poor’s said the near future for midtier institutions was especially poor. By Adam Harris Who Has the Most Student Debt? The Wealthiest, a New Analysis Finds http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-Has-the-Most-Student-Debt-/242316 2018-01-23T11:21:00-05:00 Focusing on “who owes the most,” two researchers write, may be counterproductive. By Andy Thomason Universities in Illinois Extend Tuition Freezes to Stem Enrollment Slides http://www.chronicle.com/article/Universities-in-Illinois/242176 2018-01-05T18:43:27-05:00 The state’s two-year budget impasse continues to reverberate, even at its top-level campuses. By Lee Gardner The Tuition-Pricing Crisis: How College Leaders Are Responding and Preparing for the Future https://store.chronicle.com/collections/che-reports/products/the-tuition-pricing-crisis-how-college-leaders-are-responding-and-preparing-for-the-future 2018-01-02T16:14:00-05:00 What challenges do college leaders face with the current pricing structure? And what strategies will they pursue in the future? In this report, we surveyed hundreds of higher-education presidents and chief financial officers to explore those questions and more. Think You Know What Type of College Would Accept Charles Koch Foundation Money? Think Again. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Think-You-Know-What-Type-of/242103 2017-12-20T18:23:23-05:00 At some public regional universities, the foundation’s conservative politics have made it a tough sell. But a growing number of prestigious institutions now are among the top recipients of Koch funding. By Paul Basken A Small College With a Big Endowment Gets Snared in Tax Bill http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Small-College-With-a-Big/242094 2017-12-19T19:19:00-05:00 Kentucky’s Berea College, which charges no tuition and serves primarily low-income students, will probably have to pay a 1.4-percent tax on its endowment earnings after a revote on tax legislation. By Adam Harris Public Universities Are Getting Better at Bagging Big Gifts http://www.chronicle.com/article/Public-Universities-Are/242072 2017-12-15T18:08:00-05:00 The institutions see dwindling state support, but donors appear to like their missions. By Lee Gardner ‘I Love You,’ Big U. of Virginia Donor Told Harvey Weinstein http://www.chronicle.com/article/I-Love-You-Big-U-of/241990 2017-12-06T14:51:00-05:00 Paul Tudor Jones II, who has given nearly $50 million to the university and serves on the board of a center there, told the embattled film producer that talk of his serial sexual harassment would be soon “forgotten,” The New York Times reports. By Jack Stripling Moody’s Downgrades Higher Ed’s Outlook From ‘Stable’ to ‘Negative’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Moody-s-Downgrades-Higher/241983 2017-12-05T15:15:00-05:00 The credit-rating agency cited muted growth in tuition revenue and “uncertainty at the federal level over potential policy changes.” By Adam Harris These Universities Benefit From an Offshore Tax Loophole http://www.chronicle.com/article/These-Universities-Benefit/241714 2017-11-08T16:08:00-05:00 The latest revelation in The New York Times’ “Paradise Papers” series, based on documents from a Bermuda-based law firm, is about how major investors, including colleges, skirt federal taxes. By Adam Harris