The department of labor’s overtime rule and its impact on you in this week’s news roundup

Happy Friday!  This week, the Depart of Labor’s overtime rule was published.  This rule impacts colleges, internships, and post-doctoral residencies.  A few of this week’s articles touch on this topic.  Other articles focus on the College Scorecard, PhD students, and accreditation.  Enjoy!

Early Evidence: The College Scorecard Made a Difference, but Only for Some Groups of Students (The Chronicle of Higher Education) (Subscription Required)
A new study shows that the College Scorecard aids students who come from well-resourced high schools.

Overtime Rule Threatens Opportunity, Upward Mobility (Education and the Workforce Committee)
In response to the Department of Labor’s overtime rule, the House Education and the Workforce Committee released a statement on the potential impact this will have on the public.

What Obama’s Overtime Rule Could Mean for Colleges (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
A look at how the new overtime rule will impact colleges.

Building a Better ‘Bridge’ to the Ph.D.(The Chronicle of Higher Education) (Subscription Required)
A look at how “intrusive mentoring” can be used to assist students from underrepresented groups.

A Board Member’s Guide to Accreditation: The Basics, The Issues, The Challenges (Council for Higher Education Accreditation)
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) released a paper last week that provides an overview of accreditation.

Need Rural Doctors? Import a Medical School (Inside Higher Ed)
In an effort to meet the demand for medical professionals in underserved areas, medical schools are opening up satellite campuses in these regions.

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.