September 21, 2015
ED Launches New College ScorecardED Launches New College Scorecard
President Obama unveiled a new tool for comparing colleges and universities last week to help students “identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck.” The new College Scorecard provides data on completion rates, salaries of former students, debt levels, and more. At the same time, a huge new federal data set was opened to the public.

NACUBO Members Convey Legislative Priorities on Capitol Hill

Last week, five NACUBO board members and 24 Constituent Council members met with policymakers in Washington to discuss a number of higher education issues and concerns. Lawmakers face a confluence of budget, tax, and policy deadlines this fall and their actions could have significant consequences for students and institutions.

Panelists Detail Complex Campus Sexual Assault Regulations at Hearing

The House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training recently convened a hearing to gauge institutions’ handling of sexual assault cases on campus and current prevention methods. The hearing, which included representatives from Wake Forest University and Dickinson College, was one of the latest held ahead of reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

FAFSA Changes to Impact Students, Schools

Last week, President Obama announced major changes related to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that the administration says will make the process easier and more timely for students and families. The shifts are likely to impact processes at colleges and universities as well.

Changes Proposed to Rules Protecting Human Subjects

For the first time in almost 25 years, the federal government has proposed a major revision to its rules protecting human subjects of research. The changes, jointly proposed by 16 agencies, are intended both to improve the level of protection afforded subjects in some instances and reduce burden and ambiguity in others. Comments are due December 7.

Funding the Transformation of the Modern Urban University

Recorded on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 1:00PM ET

There's still time to register for this webcast to hear speakers describe Drexel University's recent physical transformation and discuss how universities can extend their own capital by leveraging alternative funding sources, including third-party developers, donor dollars, tax credits, and government programs.

This program is supported by Crowe Horwath.

A Financially Sustainable Approach to Innovate Academic Programs

Recorded on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1:00PM ET

Register for this upcoming webcast featuring representatives from Marist College, Grant Thornton, and NACUBO to learn about strategies for partnering with academic officers to develop comprehensive five-year financial models for new and existing programs. 

This program is supported by Crowe Horwath.


 

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