The Chronicle of Higher Education
Eric Kelderman has been a reporter at The Chronicle since 2008, covering a wide range of subjects, including money and accountability in higher education, state policy, accreditation, and legal affairs. He has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park, a master’s degree in music theory and composition from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a bachelor’s degree in music from Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa. You can find him on Twitter @etkeld, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories by this Author
Why Are Trump and DeSantis Talking About Accreditation?The contenders for the Republican presidential nomination say they plan to harness the wonky process to set higher ed straight. Experts are skeptical.
University in Fiscal Trouble Had Designs on $14 Million in Federal Covid Aid, Official SaysThe president of New Jersey City University planned to use the federal money to fill a budget hole rather than on pandemic-related expenses, the state’s comptroller found.
How Accreditors Are Measuring Colleges’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion EffortsSix out of the seven major institutional agencies are developing ways to assess how colleges serve historically underrepresented students.
Race on Campus
College DEI Efforts Are Widespread, Poorly Funded, and IneffectiveA survey says colleges’ efforts to recruit and retain students and employees of color are mostly not working. Conservative lawmakers want to limit those efforts.
Race and Politics
The Plan to Dismantle DEIModel legislation lays out how legislatures could outlaw public colleges’ efforts to attract and retain people of color and other marginalized groups.
How Mitch Daniels Made Purdue a University Conservatives Can LoveWas his tenure a model for how to navigate the partisan divide over higher ed?
Ohio State President Leaves Big Plans Unfinished as She Steps DownHer planned resignation, “a difficult decision,” she said, comes less than three years into a five-year contract.
In Wisconsin, a Merger Can’t Save a Community CollegeThe demographic cliff has already arrived in some parts of the country, forcing administrators to make tough decisions.
In the States
Can Public Regionals Grow Their Way Out of Financial Trouble?New Jersey City University’s ambitious plan backfired. What went wrong?
Students Are 'Underprepared, Unengaged, and Unmotivated'
Community-College Leaders Wrestle With an Uncertain FutureAt a recent conference, trustees talked about overhauling recruitment to bring back disaffected students.