Changes made to gainful employment rule | Admissions initiative focuses on high-school projects | More students enrolling in online courses
January 22, 2018
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Changes made to gainful employment rule
Changes made to gainful employment rule
New changes by the US Education Department to the gainful employment rule for career-training programs allow schools to withhold some information, including data on median earnings and whether a program is under federal review. Under the rule, failing programs could lose access to federal student aid programs.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (1/19) 
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Admissions and Enrollment
Admissions initiative focuses on high-school projects
A new initiative launched by the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel seeks to create a framework for colleges and universities to consider students' high-school assessment projects in admissions decisions. Use of such measurements would not take the place of traditional admissions materials but could enhance diversity in admissions, a report from the groups asserts.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (1/19),  Inside Higher Ed (1/22) 
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More students enrolling in online courses
Public colleges and universities saw enrollment in online courses grow by 7.3% from 2015 to 2016, with enrollment at private nonprofit institutions up by 7.1% in the same period, according to a new report from Babson Survey Research Group. However, enrollment in online programs at private for-profit colleges continued to decline, the data showed.
Campus Technology (1/22) 
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Leadership and Management
How one college president promotes well-being
How one college president promotes well-being
Berea College President Lyle Roelofs invites faculty, staff and community members to run with him every morning to promote both physical health and school health. The private Kentucky college caters to a diverse, low-income student body and focuses on mentoring students and offering internships as well as other career-focused training.
University Business magazine online (1/18) 
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Why colleges need forward-thinking innovation
College and university leaders must stay ahead of the curve to implement innovative changes instead of simply reacting to the latest disruption, according to a report from the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America. Leaders need a realistic, positive vision to achieve change, along with ways to evaluate the success of new initiatives, the report's author Maureen Devlin says.
Education Dive (1/19) 
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Funding and Grants
Growth in state higher-ed funding slows in 2018
After a 4.2% increase in overall state higher education funding in 2017, state support grew by only 1.6% in fiscal 2018, according to a new Grapevine survey. Overall, state support for higher education has increased 20.7% over the past five years, the data showed.
Inside Higher Ed (1/22) 
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