Happy Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Weekend! This week we take a look at financial aid, tuition, and the steps taken to ensure that students receive the education they pay for. We also look at academic freedom and potential tenure changes in one public university system. For those of you who are in the Northeast, bundle up and stay warm this weekend.
“Confused About Your Student Loans? You’re Not Alone” (nprEd)
Tips for students and recent graduates on how to repay student loans.
“Student Aid Enforcement Unit Formed to Protect Students, Borrowers, Taxpayers” (U.S. Department of Education)
This week, the U.S. Department of Education announced the creation of a Student Aid Enforcement Unit. The Enforcement Unit will investigate instances of fraud at institutions of higher education.
“Why is Tuition so High?” (Inside Higher Ed)
The National Bureau of Economic Research released a working paper this week that examines the potential causes for the rise of college tuition.
“Wisconsin Panel Approves New Draft Tenure Rules” (Inside Higher Ed)
The Wisconsin Board of Regents’ Education Committee unanimously voted to recommend draft tenure and termination policies for the University of Wisconsin System.
“Do Professional Accreditors Look at Outcomes?” (NASPAA)
The Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors, of which APA is a member, conducting a survey to assess the degree to which specialized and professional accreditors look at outcomes when rendering an accreditation decision.
“Va. Tech murder plot suspect was no longer seeing mental health counselor” (The Washington Post)
A closer look at the relationship between college mental health systems and the population they serve in light of the recent murder of a Virginia Tech freshman.