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Simpson, John – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
America's present economic unraveling has attracted intense interest among policy makers and the public. A far greater number of analysts that predicted the crisis now seem to know a path out of it. To be sure, the new president does not lack for advice on how to fix the situation. While the financial and regulatory underpinnings of the current…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Crisis Management, Human Capital, Educational Opportunities
Howard, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
When it comes to hard data about what they do, policy makers and educators in the humanities have been mostly left out in the cold, forced to rely on isolated statistics that do not give an overview of the field. That changed this month, as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences unveiled the prototype of its long-awaited Humanities Indicators…
Descriptors: Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Educational Indicators, Educational Trends
Wright, James – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The idea of providing returning veterans with benefits as both a reward for their service and as a means of enabling them to reintegrate into civilian life dates to the early history of the United States. Revolutionary War soldiers received military pensions, land grants, and other forms of care, depending on their service and its location. After…
Descriptors: Military Service, Educational Benefits, Veterans, Federal Legislation
Trani, Eugene P. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Economic news today is filled with discussion about whether the United States has entered a recession. For the author and other presidents of public colleges and universities, whether the downturn can be labeled a recession is far less important than dealing with the effects of economic conditions on institutions. During hard times, both public…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Institutional Survival, Retrenchment, Educational Finance
Glenn, David – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Last month several news organizations reported on the emergence of "fusion centers"--vast data clearinghouses, operated by state law-enforcement agencies, that can instantly call up key personal information on anyone: telephone numbers, insurance records, family ties, and much more. Architects of the fusion centers say they are a…
Descriptors: Databases, Privacy, Student Records, Federal Legislation
Field, Kelly – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
More than three decades ago, the debate for Higher Education Act was open to the public. Today the process of crafting a compromise bill looks very different, and the forces shaping the major law governing student aid have shifted in ways both significant and subtle. The changes have given new voices a say in policy decisions and made it harder…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Paying for College, Federal Aid
Grassmuck, Karen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1991
Financial pressures are forcing the closure of some teaching hospitals and retrenchment using such strategies as development of ambulatory care and satellite facilities, merging with or acquiring other hospitals, and shortening patient hospital stays. A table lists revenues and profit margins for the 20 largest university-owned teaching hospitals.…
Descriptors: Costs, Economic Factors, Finance Reform, Financial Problems
Cheney, Lynne V. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1990
Presents the section of the full report which addresses the overemphasis on research over teaching by faculty at the university level. Noted are a decline in the number of hours devoted to teaching responsibilities and increased numbers of books and articles published. (DB)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Humanities
McMillen, Liz – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1986
The trend toward including instruction in critical and logical thinking as a required element in the college curriculum, and the various approaches to teaching it, are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Curriculum, College Students, Critical Thinking
Meyer, Thomas J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1986
The persistence of dangerous initiation rituals in student organizations despite administrative and legislative efforts to end them is examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Discipline, Fraternities, Group Behavior
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
The U.S. Supreme Court decision that it is unconstitutional for public entities to ban specific kinds of "fighting words" without banning all such speech is discussed as it concerns institutions of higher education. It is viewed that the college campus, not the cities, is where this decision will be tested. (GLR)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Colleges, Court Litigation, Federal Legislation
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
This article examines the impact on institutions of higher education, particularly in 19 southern and border states, from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on how the states must show they have removed vestiges of past segregation. Its impact on affirmative action, admissions criteria, and redistricting are examined. (GLR)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Affirmative Action, College Desegregation, Compliance (Legal)
Bennett, William J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1984
The text of a report based on the findings of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Study Group on the State of Learning in the Humanities in Higher Education is presented with a brief summary. It cites the decline of the college curriculum, particularly the humanities, and places responsibility on faculty and administrators. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, College Curriculum, College Faculty, Curriculum Development
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
The Justice Department has dropped its antitrust inquiry, started in 1989, concerning 19 private colleges sharing information about tuition rates and financial aid awards. However, no members of the "Overlap Group," 14 prestigious northeast colleges, were notified of charges being dropped. The suit has involved high legal fees by…
Descriptors: Colleges, Court Litigation, Government School Relationship, Higher Education
Peebles, Lynn – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1986
Trends in the priorities set by state governors for higher education are outlined, including increases in state appropriations and improved school-industry ties. The additional priorities of some individual states for budgeting and revenue improvement are noted. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Equipment, Financial Support, Government School Relationship
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