Focusing on the student experience in this week’s news roundup

Spring has finally sprung in D.C. and this weekend we will spring forward for daylight savings.  This week’s articles focus on the student experience from education funding, classroom experience, and visa issues.  Happy reading!


“Gay Rights Groups Urge NCAA to End Ties to Colleges Requesting Title IX Waiver” (Inside Higher Ed)
In a letter published on, gay and transgender organizations call upon the NCAA to divest from interaction with schools who request a Title IX Waiver that leads to the discrimination of LGBTQ students.

“Income-Share Investigation” (Politico Morning Education)
The American Enterprise Institute released a report this week that looks at the private financing of higher education.

“New Federal Rule will Avert Deportation for Thousands of Students” (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a new rule this week that will allow international students with certain STEM degrees to remain in the U.S. up to 36 months after graduation.

Small Changes in Teaching: The Last 5 Minutes of Class” (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
This article provides useful tips for how faculty can capitalize on the last few minutes of a class.

“The Power of Grad Student Teaching” (Inside Higher Ed)
A study published in Economics of Education Review finds that when a graduate student teaches a course both the undergraduate students and graduate student teacher benefit.

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.