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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Gainful Employment

by Tod Massa 17. August 2018 17:08
Okay folks, here it is. The official NPRM for modifying Gainful Employment. August 14, 2018, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to rescind the gainful employment (GE) regulations, which added subpart Q of the Student Assistance General Provisio... [More]

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It's Official: Gainful Employment to be Repealed

by Tod Massa 10. August 2018 22:26
Here's the story at InsideHigherEd. Here's the argument presented in the two-page factsheet regarding the draft notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM): Research findings published subsequent to the GE regulations pointed out that the D/E rate is not an accurate proxy for quality or performance.  ... [More]

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Gainful Employment for All?

by Tod Massa 3. August 2018 22:40
You may have seen this story in the Wall Street Journal, "Will Majoring in Psychology Make You Better Off? The Government Wants to Know." If not, it uses some of our wage and debt data to illustrate what debt-to-income ratios for five majors would look like under a proposal to require Gainful Employ... [More]

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Economics and Major Selection

by Tod Massa 27. July 2018 17:55
So, rather than write about Gainful Employment, which I expect I will save until next week, I want to highlight a series of tweets coming out from Joshua Goodman as he attended the National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute. You can find them here.   At @nberpubs Summer Institu... [More]

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Towards a Transfer Efficiency Index

by Tod Massa 20. July 2018 18:19
This past Wednesday was the first meeting of the Transfer Data Collection & Reporting Working Group. We had a good discussion and ended with a handful of issues/questions for consultation with campus colleagues, most notably the Registrars.  During the meeting, SCHEV Academic Affairs Direct... [More]

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Looking at New Models

by Tod Massa 30. June 2018 08:27
We've been talking at SCHEV for a number of weeks about new models for communicating data as part of our work with the Ad Hoc Committee on Data and Policy. One of the models I've been experimenting with focuses on developing a standard format for one-pagers that focus on single idea/measure, what it... [More]

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Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Succeed?

by Tod Massa 22. June 2018 14:15
One of the pieces of news this week was the announcement of the Trump Administration's proposal to merge the Education Department with the Department of Labor. The Chronicle of Higher Education covered it here and InsideHigherEd covered it here. I'm not surprised by this proposal as I see it as... [More]

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Working Group on Transfer Data Collection & Reporting

by Tod Massa 15. June 2018 17:46
Okay, thank you everyone, we have a working group. The members are: Alona Smolova (Old Dominion) Angela Detlev (George Mason) Cat  Finnegan (VCCS) Carol Kelejian (Richard Bland) Christine Ross (Hampden-Sydney) Eric Lovik (Radford) Joseph Defilippo  (SCHEV) Kelly Feltault (Lynchburg) Kathe... [More]

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Co-curricular Life

by Tod Massa 25. May 2018 16:43
Co-curricular and intramural activities are an intrinsic part of the college experience. For many, these may the source of our most intense college memories. I certainly have a few of these kinds of memories. Last weekend, my son got married. The woman he married is not a college sweetheart, nor any... [More]

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End of Semester Notes

by Tod Massa 4. May 2018 21:20
I want to highlight this article from InsideHigherEd which addresses the good and important work of our Private Postsecondary Education section at SCHEV. I saw bits and pieces of the work ACCT as it emerged into the public actions of the Council. It was impressive in its detail, thoro... [More]

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