Focus on the GOP’s higher ed platform and payment of education executives in this week’s news roundup

Happy Friday!  I do not know about you, but I am looking forward to reading a book and hiding from the heat and humidity.  This week’s articles focus on the GOP’s higher ed platform, payment of education executives, admissions, and student loans.  Enjoy!

GOP Platform on Higher Education (Inside Higher Ed)
To coincide with the start of the Republican National Convention, the party released its platform on higher education.

Executive Compensation at Private and Public Colleges (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at the earnings of chief executives at private and public colleges and universities.

Government on Track to Forgive Up to $131,000 Each in Student Debt for Thousands of Doctors (The Wall Street Journal)
A look at the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is used by physicians.

Do Colleges Need To Be Need Blind? (Inside Higher Ed)
A look at need blind policies effect on student admissions.

New Guidelines on Loan Servicing (Inside Higher Ed)
On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Education released a new set of guidelines for student loan servicers.

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.