New report indicates a steady increase in state funding for higher education… and more in this week’s news roundup!

Greetings from snowy/icy DC. We have finally dug ourselves out here at APA and hope those hit by the storm have as well.  Please enjoy a few articles that were published this week.


State Support on the Rise” (Inside Higher Ed)
Grapevine released a report this week indicating a steady increase in state funding for higher education.

“A Trusted Network’ for Scholarship” (Inside Higher Ed)
Group of liberal arts colleges looks at offering scholarship through a Digital Liberal Arts Exchange.

Iowa College Staffers Seek Solutions for Campus Mental Ill Health” (
Iowa college staffers are voicing concerns about the rising number of students in recent years who are seeking help for mental health issues while attending Iowa colleges and universities.

Divided Over Diversity” (Inside Higher Ed)
A look at Baylor University’s approach to diversity.

Endowments Fall to Earth” (Inside Higher Ed)
CommonFund and the National Association of College and University Business Officers released the results of their annual college investment survey.  The results show that college investment returns are at their lowest percentage since 2011.

Feds Act Against DeVry” (Inside Higher Ed)
On Wednesday the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will take action to against DeVry University.

About the Author

Jen McCrindle, MPA
Jen McCrindle, MPA is the Assistant Director of Policy Analysis and Communication for the American Psychological Association’s Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation (OPCA). OPCA works with the Commission on Accreditation to accredit doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral residency psychology programs that prepare trainees for practice in health service psychology. She has a diverse background working in the health service field and with regulatory bodies. In her work in specialized/professional accreditation, she ensures that the Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology closely align with state psychology licensing boards’ and accreditation recognition bodies’ policies, including the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. She also is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova University’s Department of Public Administration. Currently, she is working with the APA Commission on Accreditation to implement new accreditation standards and policies for health service psychology training programs that lead to licensure. In her spare time, Jen enjoys running, traveling, and cooking new dishes.