ED Issues Guidance on Clery Act ChangesInstitutions need to act now to comply with changes made to the Clery Act by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. Additional crime statistics and new policy statements will need to be included in the October 2014 annual security report.
Budget Gridlock Portends Trouble for Education ProgramsFew in Washington expected the sequester provision in the budget deal brokered in August 2011 to actually go into effect, but nearly two years later, Congress has not replaced the across-the-board spending cuts, federal agencies are operating under sequestration, and the FY14 appropriations process is headed for gridlock.
NCES Report Examines Gaps in Educational Attainment by Race/Ethnicity The “Condition of Education 2013,” published annually by the National Center for Education Statistics, has found that while much of the progress in higher education attainment in the U.S. has been due to gains in the share of whites who received bachelor’s degrees or higher, large gaps for Hispanics and blacks remain.
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute, US Department of Energy, Association of Pubic and Land-Grant Universities, and the University of Maryland have developed a freshman-level interdisciplinary "Energy 101" course for higher education, part of a broad set of initiatives led by DOE in energy literacy and energy education.
Upcoming Events in Sustainability
Green Apple Day of Service is aimed at making schools healthier, more sustainable places to learn. This event is scheduled for Saturday, September 28.
The 11th annual Campus Sustainability Day is a day to celebrate sustainability in higher education. It is sponsored by APPA, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Society for College and University Planning, Second Nature, National Wildlife Federation, and U.S. Green Building Council and is being held on Wednesday, October 23.