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With Its Model Under the Gun, an Online-Education Leader Makes the Case for Mentors

An audit last year by an independent arm of the U.S. Education Department questioned whether the teaching model of Western Governors University, built around competency-based learning, ran afoul of a federal law. Western Governors begged to differ. Now it has data, in the form of a new survey by Gallup Inc., to make the case that its mentor-based model produces graduates who are more likely to be "thriving" in work and life than are graduates of other colleges. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

 

Presidents Back Free Speech

A new poll of college presidents finds strong support for free expression on campus, and strong opposition to the tactic -- seen on a number of campuses in the last year -- of shouting down controversial speakers. The poll of 471 college presidents was released today by the American Council on Education. Seventy-eight percent of those responding were at four-year colleges and universities. The poll follows a recent poll by Gallup and the Knight Foundation that found college students value a diverse and inclusive environment more than free speech. (Inside Higher Ed)

 

So what if high schools don’t align with colleges?

In 1982, the University of California Academic Senate published a report intended to solve a big education problem by telling the state’s high schools what they were doing wrong. The distinguished professors listed the competencies they expected of entering freshmen. The high school teachers would have to wake up and make sure kids were ready for the deeper wisdom of higher ed. (Washington Post)

 

For-profit colleges struggle despite assist from DeVos

Washington – The for-profit college industry is struggling under the weight of declining enrollment, stiff competition from traditional universities and an image battered by past misdeeds, even as the Trump administration tries to offer a helping hand. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has hired several industry insiders and frozen Obama-era regulations that would have increased protections for students. She has reduced loan forgiveness relief for some former students defrauded by their schools, meaning that the for-profit industry could be on the hook for less. And she is considering reinstating an ousted oversight agency for many for-profit colleges. (Detroit News)

 

Some Colleges Share Lists of Early-Decision Admits. Now the Justice Department Is Investigating.

Don’t look now, but the federal government is scrutinizing another aspect of the admissions process. As Inside Higher Ed first reported on Friday, the Justice Department is investigating whether colleges violate antitrust laws by exchanging information about applicants admitted through early-decision policies. The behind-the-scenes practice, which some colleges have long engaged in, is meant to ensure the integrity of so-called binding early-decision programs, admissions officials say. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

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> Inside Higher Ed: Justice Department Investigates Early-Decision Admissions

 

University of Michigan lecturers union sets Monday strike deadline

Lecturers at the University of Michigan are set to go on strike on Monday unless a new contract can be worked out before then, the union representing them said in a news release Wednesday evening. Negotiations on the contract will continue through Sunday, but unless "major progress" is made, the lecturers will walk out on Monday. There are almost 1,700 lecturers — nontenure track faculty — at University of Michigan campuses in Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint. They are represented by the Lecturers’ Employee Organization, AFT-MI Local 6244, AFL-CIO. (Detroit Free Press)

 

Even With Scholarships, Students Often Need Extra Financial Help

Michael Martinez still recalls the excitement he felt leaving his rural home in Wichita Falls, Tex., in 2000 to attend Princeton University. But the euphoria quickly turned to anxiety as he discovered that the scholarships and grants he had received didn’t cover many hidden costs, including school supplies and a winter coat. His parents, both teachers, were tapped out; his mother was selling cookies to pass along whatever extra cash she could. Mr. Martinez worked part time, leaving little time to socialize with his wealthier classmates, who were enjoying the full college experience. (New York Times)

 

With Changing Students and Times, Colleges Are Going Back to School

H. Fred Walker stood before his Edinboro University community on a recent snowy day and issued a warning. “We have been very insular in that we have not looked beyond the boundaries of Edinboro,” the college president told a group of staff and students who had gathered at a meeting in this town tucked away in Northwestern Pennsylvania to hear the details of the college’s strategic plan. “When we’re judged against our peers, it’s a punch in the eye for us.” (New York Times)

 

How the Howard University Protests Hint at the Future of Campus Politics

Students at Howard University occupied the campus’s Johnson Administration Building in protest in 1968. They did so again in 1989. Those occupations lasted four and five days, respectively, and ended with varying degrees of success. Now, current Howard students are in day seven of an occupation of their own. It is the longest takeover of the building in the institution’s history. The dynamics currently driving campus activism are coming to a head at the illustrious historically black university in the nation’s capital. And Howard's experience, and in particular the unprecedented length of the students’ protest—even though the university may never meet their demands—may be a harbinger for the sort of tenacious pushback on long-simmering issues that other college leaders might soon encounter.

 

From Stanford to Harvard, this teen applied to 20 colleges — and got full rides to all of them

Micheal Brown’s streak started in December, when the high school senior checked on his application status at Stanford University. He had applied there early — it was his top-choice college then — and fought off nerves as he sat down at a laptop, surrounded by his best friends and his mother. “Y’all, I’m gonna press ‘View Update,’ ” Micheal said. His classmates huddled around the screen, camera phones at the ready. A second later, the room erupted in screams. “Oh, my God! Oh, my God!” Micheal, 17, shouted in disbelief. He leaped from his chair and burst into tears. Berthinia Rutledge-Brown hugged her son as he wept. (Washington Post)

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You got into the college of your dreams. But will you actually go there?

By now, college acceptances (or rejections) are in the hands of high school seniors. Over the next few weeks, those who haven’t already decided where they are going to school next fall will make their decisions. The month ahead is a time of high anxiety for students and their parents — and for admissions deans at most colleges and universities. The only certainty in college admissions these days is uncertainty. Application totals at most institutions have soared in recent years — up 7 percent, on average, in 2016 from the year before, the most recent cycle studied — as students hedged their bets and applied to more colleges than ever. Encouraged by the relative ease of the process compared to 20 years ago, the proportion of college freshmen who applied to seven or more colleges reached 35 percent in 2016, up from 17 percent a decade ago, and from just 9 percent in 1990. (Washington Post)

 

Snowflakes, safe spaces mean nothing when college students can’t eat

In 2014, Shabazz Napier, then a University of Connecticut senior and star guard on the school's basketball team told reporters, "There are hungry nights — that I go to bed and I am starving." Napier is not alone. A new survey conducted by researchers at Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab found that 36 percent of university students do not get enough to eat. That number rose to 42 percent when it came to community college students. Factoring in food insecurity, that number increased to 56 percent. Researchers found similarly high numbers for students struggling with housing insecurity. (Salon)

 

DeVos Gives Controversial Accreditor a New Chance and More Time

The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday evening that a controversial accreditor, which had lost its federal recognition in 2016, would again be eligible to serve as a gatekeeper of financial aid. The department restored the recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, which oversees primarily for-profit career colleges. That means that more than 100 colleges still accredited by the council will remain eligible to receive federal student aid, for now. It also means that the council, commonly known as Acics, will not have to face a federal advisory panel in May as part of the process to regain recognition. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

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> Detroit News: Hard lessons for Betsy DeVos in D.C.

 

Trump Says the Campus Free-Speech Crisis Is ‘Overblown’

Is free speech in a state of crisis on college campuses? Those with a strong opinion say it’s either a dire concern, citing disrupted speeches, or blown way out of proportion in response to cherry-picked incidents. Many conservatives will argue the former, but you can apparently count President Trump as one of the skeptics. Charlie Kirk, executive director of the conservative student group Turning Point USA, spoke with Trump at a panel discussion on Thursday. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

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> Inside Higher Ed: Trump Takes Another Swipe at Community Colleges

 

When “Free Speech” Is a Marketing Ploy

On Jan. 24, it was announced that former White House adviser and Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon had accepted an invitation from University of Chicago business school professor Luigi Zingales to participate in a debate on campus. “I can hardly think of a more important issue for new citizens and business leaders of the world than the backlash against globalization and immigration that is taking place not just in America, but in all the Western World,” Zingales wrote in a statement. “Whether you agree with him or not (and I personally do not), Mr. Bannon has come to interpret and represent this backlash in America.” (Slate)

 

We’re Teaching Grit the Wrong Way

Opinion: Let’s face it, for most students academic work isn’t intrinsically enjoyable. Even for the highly motivated ones, studying certain subjects or going to certain classes can feel like pulling teeth, especially if it stands in the way of more pleasurable options like watching television or checking updates on Facebook. But, of course, choosing short-term pleasures too frequently bodes ill for eventual success. The way people usually solve such dilemmas — accepting sacrifices in the present in order to reach future goals — is with self-control. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

 

MSU launches new civil rights, Title IX office

Amid intense scrutiny over its handling of sexual assault complaints in the Larry Nassar scandal, Michigan State University is launching a new Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance, Interim President John Engler announced Friday. The announcement comes weeks after U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced an investigation of the university’s probe of Nassar related to complaints under Title IX, the federal law aimed at protecting against sex discrimination in schools. A Detroit News investigation found reports of sexual misconduct by the disgraced doctor reached at least 14 school representatives in the two decades before his arrest. (Detroit News)

 

Eastern Michigan University budget woes prompt cutting of 4 sports programs

Eastern Michigan University, facing steep budget shortfalls, will drop four of its sports program at the end of this school year, the Ypsilanti school announced today. Getting cut are softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis and wrestling. With the change EMU, which previously led the MAC with 21 sports, will now have 17 sports — seven men’s sports and 10 women’s sports. The school will remain in the Mid-American Conference. The move affects 58 male student-athletes and 25 female student-athletes, and once realized an expense reduction of approximately $2.4 million. (Detroit Free Press)

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> Detroit News: EMU to cut 4 varsity sports at end of spring

 

Why Relentless Administrative Turnover Makes It Hard for Us to Do Our Jobs

Opinion: Ten years ago, if you had asked me to predict what my biggest challenge would be as a research scientist, I never would have imagined that the answer would turn out to be: "a new provost every two years." But here we are. In the past decade, since I started work in a tenure-track position here, we have had eight provosts. When you subtract the interim ones, we’ve only had four. However, I think it’s more than fair to count the interims, because they last almost as long as the "permanent" ones. I wish I was kidding. Frankly, most of the interims have been better than most of the permanents — though I do have high hopes for our new "permanent" provost, who started this academic year. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

 

A Sector in Flux: How For-Profit Higher Ed Has Shifted

Bridgepoint Education’s decision on Tuesday to spin off its Ashford University brand has already rankled critics of the company specifically, and of the for-profit sector in general. But the move is just the latest in an industry seeking to reorganize and rebrand itself after years of aggressive government oversight, financial problems, and scathing press coverage. Over the last two years, many of the industry’s biggest and best-financed players have altered their company structures, merged with onetime competitors, or left the education business altogether. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

 

Richard Spencer rethinks his college tour after violent protests

Richard Spencer, the white nationalist who has been speaking on college campuses in recent months, said Sunday in a video posted on YouTube that he is rethinking his strategy for public events after violent protests led by Antifa and other opponents. He said by phone Monday he will not stop going to college campuses, which he considers an important way to reach the public, but that he can no longer hold events publicized in advance because of the intense targeted opposition. Opponents celebrated Spencer’s video as a win for their cause. Protesters have sought to shut down his events to keep him from academic platforms that might confer legitimacy to white nationalism. (Washington Post)

 

Education Dept. Wants to Block States’ Student-Loan Rules. States Are Fighting Back.

The U.S. Education Department wants states to defer to federal oversight of the companies that service the billions of dollars in student loans that it issues, but the states are not going down without a fight. In a final notice published on Monday in the Federal Register, the department outlined its interpretation that the federal government, not the states, is responsible for overseeing loan servicing. But several state legislatures are considering — or have passed — bills to tighten the rules governing the companies, and the department’s new interpretation would pre-empt those laws. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

 

‘Nazis go home!’ Fights break out at Michigan State as protesters, white supremacists converge for Richard Spencer speech

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Fights broke out between white supremacists and protesters Monday as anti-fascist activists, students and community members converged in and around Michigan State University to counter a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer. Hours before the speech began, police blocked access to the venue as protesters, including some masked antifascists, gathered outside and hundreds marched toward the speech venue shouting, “Nazis go home!” As some of Spencer’s supporters and people planning to attend the speech arrived on campus, masked protesters shouted obscenities at white supremacists and at police. (Washington Post)

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> MLive: Hundreds protesting white nationalist Richard Spencer's Michigan State appearance

> Detroit Free Press: Violence erupts on MSU campus as Richard Spencer speaks

> Lansing State Journal: White nationalist Richard Spencer blames violent protesters for small crowd at MSU

> Detroit News: Violent clashes accompany Spencer speech at MSU

 

20 now charged in violence tied to Richard Spencer's speech at Michigan State

EAST LANSING - Seventeen more people have been arraigned on charges stemming from the violent clashes Monday on the Michigan State University campus. In all, 25 people were arrested during white nationalist Richard Spencer's appearance at the MSU Pavilion – 13 on felony charges, police said. As of Wednesday, 20 people had been formally charged. The prosecutor's office said it declined to authorize charges against one suspect. Four other people have been released pending further investigation or review by prosecutors, officials said.

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> MLive: 8 arraigned on felony charges in wake of Richard Spencer protest

 

Education Dept.’s mishandling of student debt relief claims creating headaches for applicants

Chad Godfroy has saved every email from the U.S. Department of Education since submitting an application in 2015 to have his federal student loans cancelled. Despite the continued wait, Godfroy, 38, took comfort in knowing his payments would be postponed as long as his claim was under consideration. He was elated to learn on Feb. 17, 2017, that the Education Department agreed to forgive the $33,000 he borrowed to pursue a criminal justice degree at the now-defunct Everest College in Wisconsin. In an email reviewed by the Washington Post, the agency assured Godfroy that his federal loans would be discharged within the next two to four months. (Washington Post)

 

No End in Sight for Campus Free Speech Battles

PHILADELPHIA -- Many higher education professionals agree -- the way to counter speech that students find repugnant (but is legally protected) is with sound policy, education and statements from administrators that both condemn offensive speech and defend the right to make it. These strategies, espoused and repeated many times over at the yearly NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education conference, reflect the tumult around free expression that college leaders across the country have contended with in different forms. (Inside Higher Ed)

 

China’s Pernicious Presence on American Campuses

Opinion: Since 2005, the People’s Republic of China has established more than 100 Confucius Institutes at American colleges. The philosopher’s name is a smoke screen. These institutes have nothing to do with Confucius; they are instruments of China’s statecraft. Confucius Institutes could be wholesome attempts to foster cultural exchange, in the manner of the Alliance Française or the Goethe-Institut. Outwardly they have some of that character. Confucius Institutes offer courses in Chinese language, culture, and the arts. But the Chinese Communist Party, which organizes and funds the Confucius Institutes through a state agency, the Hanban, is not known for altruistic cultural outreach. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

 

Grand Valley State University president reflects on his tenure

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A day after announcing his retirement, Grand Valley State University President Thomas J. Haas reflected on his tenure, including staying relevant, student success, regional impact, and his legacy. Haas announced his plans to depart on June 30, 2019 to faculty, staff and students Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts on the Allendale campus. "I think my legacy will be that I have done everything I could for an individual student to succeed, and we have created a place in order for them to do just that,'' said Haas, Thursday, March 1, surrounded by nearly 12 years of memories in his DeVos Center office. (MLive)

 

Faculty, students demand 'inclusive' process in search for Michigan State's next president

As Michigan State University works to stem the fallout over the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal, another challenge is waiting in the not-too-distant future: launching a search for its next president. What that search will look like - how long it's expected to last, who will lead the effort - is unclear for now, but faculty and students are pushing for a process that's transparent, inclusive and takes their voice into account. "The search for the president is going to be a very significant search, it will set the tone and the tenor of this university for the future," Deborah Moriarty, a professor in the College of Music, said during a recent Faculty Senate meeting. (MLive)

 

Michigan State gearing up for visit from white nationalist Richard Spencer

After months of legal wrangling, Richard Spencer, a leading figure in the white nationalist movement who drew headlines following a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va. last August, is set to speak at Michigan State University on Monday. But when Spencer arrives, he won't encounter a university bustling with students and professors. Instead, campus is expected to be largely empty, as Monday marks the first day of spring break. Not that Spencer - who participated in the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally and has since sought to bring his message to universities throughout the U.S. - is speaking at a spot frequented by a large number of students. (MLive)

 

Michigan State to pay outside Title IX investigators $550 per hour

Employees of a global investigative services company hired by Michigan State University to help investigate a backlog of sexual assault complaints will be paid a blended rate of $550 per hour, according to the university's contract with the firm. The contract, provided by MSU, shows the company, Kroll, will send two or more two person teams to the university to investigate complaints filed under the university's Title IX Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy. In addition to the hourly rate, the university will be charged for travel and "reasonable" out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel, and for fees associated with the use of online databases. Kroll will bill the university on a monthly basis. (MLive)

 

LTU College of Management receives accreditation

The College of Management at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools. Only 5 percent of the world’s 16,000 institutions of higher learning offering business degrees have earned its accreditation. “AACSB accreditation recognizes institutions that have demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning,” said Stephanie Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “We congratulate Lawrence Technological University and Dean Bahman Mirshab on earning accreditation, and applaud the entire College of Management team – including the administration, faculty, directors, staff, and students – for their roles in earning this respected honor.” (Oakland Press)

 

Michigan college one of worst in America for free speech, FIRE rankings say

ALBION, MI - Albion College is one of America's worst schools when it comes to free speech on campus, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. The foundation, also known as FIRE, released its annual "10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech" rankings on Feb. 12. School officials declined to comment on being included in the rankings. Both public and private institutions are listed in the rankings. While public universities and colleges are constitutionally bound to allow free speech on campus, private universities like Albion only promise to adhere to the First Amendment, FIRE says. (MLive)

 

The Lack of a College Degree Is a Public-Health Crisis. Here’s What Higher Ed Can Do About It.

Opinion: People who don’t go to college are getting sicker and dying younger. That’s the reality playing out in a region of southeastern Missouri known as the Bootheel, one of many poverty-stricken rural areas across the country where few residents have four-year degrees. Research has shown that education makes a difference in terms of health outcomes: Get a college degree, and you’re more likely to lead a healthier and more prosperous life. Go without, and, for a number of reasons, you’re more likely to face a range of health problems. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

 

Despite calls for resignation, Michigan State's trustees say they're not going anywhere

Michigan State University has seen an administrative upheaval over the last several weeks as the fallout from former MSU doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse continues, with its president, athletic director and other officials stepping aside amid public outcry and a series of outside investigations. But the backbone of university leadership - members of the school's publicly elected Board of Trustees - have remained, despite calls from the MSU community, victims of Larry Nassar and others throughout the country for new representation.  (MLive)

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> MLive: Students, professor urge Michigan State trustees to 'step down'

> Lansing State Journal: People called Lou Anna Simon one of MSU's best presidents. Then came Larry Nassar.

> Detroit News: Engler’s first moves costly at MSU

 

U-M Dearborn chancellor to step down after 18 years on the job

For his monthly report to the University of Michigan regents, Dearborn campus Chancellor Daniel Little wanted to do what he normally does — highlight something going on at his campus that showcased its metropolitan impact. So, for the February meeting last Thursday, Little talked about how students had taken data for the Dearborn fire department to analyze where the best location for a new fire station would be. After bragging on the students for a few minutes, Little paused, chuckled and said: I live in Dearborn, so I'm very interested in improving fire coverage.  (Detroit Free Press)

 

The higher education legacy of our presidents — and how to carry that forward

In the current climate of anti-intellectualism, Presidents’ Day provides a valuable opportunity to reaffirm the deep connections between higher education and democracy and the efforts of U.S. presidents in support of our colleges and universities. The founding of the United States and the rise of American colleges and universities are inextricably linked, and U.S. presidents have played an important role in cultivating those institutions and shaping the role they played in strengthening the nation. Our first five presidents provided important early leadership in education: (Washington Post)

 

After 2016 Election, Campus Hate Crimes Seemed to Jump. Here’s What the Data Tell Us.

In the charged weeks after the election of Donald J. Trump, analysts and advocacy groups noted a rise in reports of hate crimes. Colleges seemed to be seeing that rise as much as any public spaces. Anecdotal evidence suggested that acts of campus harassment and violence were on the upswing. (The Chronicle collected much of that evidence in a running roundup.) There was a grim logic behind the anecdotes: As spaces often populated by the religious and ethnic minority groups Trump pilloried during his bruising campaign, college campuses were natural incubators for conflict. Many campus incidents, in fact, involved references to the president-elect. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

 

Michigan State faculty vote no confidence in board, in wake of Nassar scandal

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Faculty at Michigan State University issued an emphatic vote of no confidence in the board of trustees Tuesday afternoon in the wake of a sex abuse scandal that rocked the school. At an emergency meeting, the Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly — 61 to 4 — that it lacked confidence in the trustees, with results greeted by loud applause. The public university has been in turmoil since scores of young women accused an MSU sports medicine doctor of molesting them. (Washington Post)

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> Chronicle of Higher Education: Michigan State’s Faculty Senate Votes No Confidence in Embattled Trustees

> Deadline Detroit: Blanchard: 'Preposterous' That MSU Offered President Raise Amid Nassar Scandal

> Lansing State Journal: Blanchard: MSU choice of Engler was driven by potential state aid loss

> Detroit News: MSU faculty no confidence vote result of ‘hurt, pain’

> Detroit News: MSU to pay Blanchard law firm $50,000 a month

 

The 7 Things Students Think About When Choosing a College

What happens when a high-school student from a low-income family wants to attend a private college 100 miles away, but has a parent whispering in her ear to look closer to home? The "Survey of Admitted Students: Targeting Yield Strategies," may provide some answers, as well as more questions. The report, produced by Eduventures, a consulting company, and written by Kim Reid, a principal analyst there, distilled insights from more than 100,000 high-school students nationwide. (Chronicle of Higher Education)