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Ask the FERPA Professor

Posted on April 21 2015

Dear Professor, Does a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request “trump” FERPA?  In other words, if a school receives a FOIA request for “student’s email address&rdquo... Read More

Support adult learners

Posted on April 21 2015

At a Tuesday session at the AACRAO Annual Meeting, Mary Beth Lakin, director of college and university partnerships at the American Council on Education (ACE), presented “Supporting Adult Lea... Read More

The changing landscape of higher education has positioned administrators to serve in leadership roles and embrace initiatives to meet recruitment, admissions, and financial aid goals. As an enrollm... Read More

"Field Notes" is an occasional Connect column covering practical and philosophical issues facing admissions and registrar professionals. The columns are authored by va... Read More

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Corinthian Colleges Inc., the for-profit-college company that was pushed to the brink of collapse last summer when the U.S. Department of Education tightened its financial oversight of th... Read More

The U.S. Department of Education has released new guidance reminding colleges that they must designate Title IX coordinators. In the new documents, the department’s Office for Civil Rights de... Read More

Missoula's Mistakes

Posted on April 27 2015

Early in Jon Krakauer's new book, Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, he describes how an attempt by the University of Montana in 2012 to help two campus sex... Read More

In the Face of Colossal Cuts

Posted on April 27 2015

There’s a class of budget reductions that are harmful -- even painful because of staff and program cuts -- and yet still manageable. Then there are financial cuts so dram... Read More

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The U.S. Education Department's Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) issued an electronic announcement this week on National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) misreporting. Institutions have bee... Read More

U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Representative Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX) on Wednesday introduced legislative packages in both chambers to permanently protect and expand the Pell Grant pr... Read More

The U.S. Education Department has budgeted more than $4 million to develop the Obama administration's college ratings system, reports Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Th... Read More

On Tuesday, Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced resolutions to "ensure that students have access to debt-free higher education," The Washi... Read More

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