Legal and Regulatory Issues
House Democrats Plan Committee Vote on Higher Ed Plan – Politico
Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the chairman of the House education committee, has scheduled a markup for next week on Democrats' sweeping higher education reform plan, according to a Democratic committee aide. The markup for the bill, dubbed the College Affordability Act, will be on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m., according to the aide.
Education Politics and Policy
DeVos, Ed Dept get $100K fine over for-profit student loan collection - Education Dive
A federal judge is holding U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for continuing to collect on loans owed by former students of the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, according to court filings Thursday.
Trump Official to Campaign on Student Debt Relief – Inside Higher Ed
A. Wayne Johnson, a departing top official at the Office of Federal Student Aid under Betsy DeVos, calls for canceling federal student debt as his "signature issue" for a Senate run.
The Gaping, Recession-Sized Hole in 2020 College Plans – The New York Times
Every good plan needs a contingency plan. That means making sure states can afford free college expansions, even in the oncoming recession.
Hackers Evolve Attacks Methods in Higher Education Breaches - EdTech
Campuses are struggling with effective cybersecurity. While education lags behind industries such as finance, healthcare and public administration in total breach volume, Verizon’s “2019 Data Breach Investigations Report” notes an uptick in both the volume of confirmed data disclosure attacks in education — 99 of 382 incidents — and in the variety of threats.
Conference Series Focuses on Mental Health For Students of Color - Diverse
The Steve Fund – a nonprofit dedicated to improving mental health for students of color – is hosting a series of on-campus, daylong conferences called “Young, Gifted and @Risk.” Each conference will bring faculty, administration, students and mental health experts together for in-depth discussions on the emotional well-being of minority students.
Report links HBCU enrollment gains to political climate, rise in hate crimes - Education Dive
The rise in campus hate crimes and the current political climate have influenced more black students to apply to and enroll in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), according to research funded by Rutgers University.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) While making a stop at ATI, Mike Dakduk, Marine Veteran and Co-Chair of VCE, and Pete Hegseth, Army Veteran and VCE supporter, give an update on Veterans for Career Education and the Let VETS Choose Tour.
Watch the video update here and click here to get more information on VCE!
Maintaining Your Enrollment Pipeline: How to Help Students Choose You - Evolllution
Students are consumers, and they choose a postsecondary institution using the same decision-making process they use to make any other major purchase. Given the competitive environment non-credit, online, continuing and adult education divisions exist within, understanding the motivations of non-traditional students is especially important. Adult learners in particular tend to follow an “enrollment pipeline” that leads them to a final decision for their education, and the pipeline goes beyond their decision to register.
The “I” vs. "We” Balance: Highlighting Your Collaborative Prowess When Interviewing - Evolllution
A higher education administrator for 19 years, I recently shifted my on-campus experience over to the world of executive search where I now consult with colleges and universities to recruit and place presidents, provosts, deans and other senior institutional leaders. After a year in this new niche, I chuckle when colleagues assume I can now reveal that singular, special and secret characteristic that makes a candidate stand out as a modern, senior campus leader.