The Men’s Final Four is almost here and I will be cheering on Villanova this weekend! This weekend will also take me to Chicago for the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors’ Spring Conference. The conference will focus on consistency and fairness in accreditation, and I hope that I will have lots of updates to share with you next week. In the meantime, this week’s articles focus on accreditation reform, faculty salaries, diversity strategies, and the U.S. Department of Education.
Breaking: Obama Administration Names Key Higher Ed Official (Inside Higher Ed)
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education names Kim Hunter Reed as the new deputy undersecretary of education. She will fill the vacancy left by Jamienne Studley who left the position in late 2015.
Lone Star State Strategies for Minority Men (Politico Morning Education –mid way down the page)
The American Council on Education released a policy brief this week that looks at the initiatives taken to improve education outcomes for black and Latino men.
What Tenured and Tenure-Track Professors at 4-Year Colleges Made in 2015-16 (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources released its annual survey report this week.
Why Accreditation Reform May Benefit Hispanic and Black Students Most (GoodCall)
A look at increased requirements for student outcome data as a part of education reform can benefit minorities.