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Jaschik, Scott – Academe, 2010
The relationship between faculty members and the press is complicated. Judging by surface similarities, one might think reporters and academics would get along well. Both groups care about words and ideas, and in both careers, people can make their names by challenging conventional wisdom and framing issues in new ways. Critics of both groups…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, College Faculty, Higher Education
Jaschik, Scott; Mercer, Joye – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
Problems and controversies involving public black colleges are reported in the context of the recent Supreme Court decision suggesting states should merge historically black colleges with geographically close, predominantly white institutions. In some cases white political leaders are blamed for potential closures of vulnerable institutions.…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Desegregation, College Segregation, Consolidated Schools
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
In academic 1992-93, states will provide colleges and student-aid programs $300-million less than in 1991-92 and $200-million less than the previous year. Tables detail appropriations by state, rank states with percent changes noted, and list appropriations and changes for major institutions and activities by state. (MSE)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Trends
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
Many public colleges feel that, rather than offer specialized curriculum to the entire state, they should provide a wide range of courses to the immediate vicinity. State governments often prefer to cut quantity of programs offered, especially by regional four-year institutions. Massachusetts is proceeding with specialization in seven regional…
Descriptors: Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Program Termination
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1991
The first decline in state appropriations for higher education in 33 years is largely a result of the recession. Regionally, the East is faring worst. Many states are giving priority to community colleges and student aid. Data and rankings for each state are presented, including figures for major institutions. (MSE)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Change, Educational Trends, Higher Education
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1991
A federal appeals court ruled that judges may not dismiss handicapped-discrimination lawsuits against universities solely on the basis of official university statements that allegedly discriminatory practices are appropriate for the academic programs involved. The decision keeps alive a case in which a dyslexic student could not take a…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Discrimination
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1990
Among highlights of a 1990 report, "Campus Trends" by the American Council on Education are evidence for a decreasing academic labor pool, differences in opinions of administrators of two- and four-year institutions concerning benefits of assessment, and greater numbers of administrators rating faculty staffing as a top concern. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty, Educational Trends, Higher Education
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989
State governments will spend 14.3 percent more than two years ago on higher education. In general, farm-belt states are providing generous increases, while northeast states are preparing for austerity. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1990
College officials attribute current low state support for higher education to a worsening national economy, and predict continued cost cutting and increased tension between public and private sectors. Trends also appear to be regional. Detailed data on state appropriations, including a ranking, are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Resource Allocation
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989
While increased attention is being paid by federal policy-makers to improved science education, many academics feel the approaches and funding is too limited and far-reaching change is necessary, including coordination of programs, reduced anti-education bias in research programs, and federal adoption of responsibility for science education. (MSE)
Descriptors: Coordination, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Federal Government
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989
A recent federal welfare reform law requires each state to provide basic education and job training programs, in which colleges have a major role. Areas of disagreement between state and institutions include program length, the role of proprietary schools, and funding adequacy. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Role, Costs, Government School Relationship
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1986
To meet pressures from politicians and business executives for more job training, community colleges are finding they must make changes in their missions, financing, and relationships with government and industry, and focus on the needs of the locality rather than students seeking additional training. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Demand
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
A federal judge has ruled that 23 prestigious colleges and universities in the Overlap Group violated federal antitrust laws for over 20 years when they met to compare financial-aid packages to be awarded to prospective students, rejecting arguments of social and educational need and nonapplicability of antitrust law. Massachusetts Institute of…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Competition, Court Litigation, Federal Courts
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
Justice Department documents prepared for an antitrust lawsuit suggest that the way the eight Ivy League colleges and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have recruited students and awarded financial aid amounts to price fixing. The Overlap Group, 23 elite private colleges, met regularly to compare financial aid packages offered to common…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Applicants, Court Litigation, Documentation
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
Investigations by the Internal Revenue Service of scholarships awarded by Harvard University suggest a trend toward more stringent enforcement of reporting requirements concerning taxable income received by college students from scholarships. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Educational Finance, Higher Education, Income
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