higher education

Biden administration provides guidance on diversity in college admissions 

BY: - August 14, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and Department of Education jointly released guidance on Monday to colleges and universities about how to consider race in admissions decisions, following the Supreme Court’s summer decision that struck down affirmative action in higher education. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, on a call with reporters, said higher education institutions can […]

Beshear signs Stivers-backed resolution for postsecondary education study

BY: - March 23, 2023

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has signed a resolution sponsored by Republican Senate President Robert Stivers that aims to study the state of Kentucky’s public higher education.  Senate Joint Resolution 98 directs the Council on Postsecondary Education to complete a comprehensive review of postsecondary education by Dec. 1. A House floor amendment added a provision to […]

Senate approves studying feasibility of four-year public university in Southeastern Kentucky

BY: - March 8, 2023

FRANKFORT — Citing higher education’s potential for spurring economic development in the wake of the coal industry’s decline, a resolution calling for a comprehensive review of Kentucky’s higher education system received Senate approval Wednesday.  The vote for Senate Joint Resolution 98 was 35-0. It now goes to the House for consideration.  The resolution, sponsored by […]

KCTCS supports Stivers’ proposed review of Kentucky’s higher education system

BY: - March 6, 2023

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s two-year college system supports Senate President Robert Stivers’ call for  a comprehensive review of higher education, says the system’s acting president. Among the ideas Stivers wants considered: Leave technical education with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, while moving traditional academic subjects from the two-year colleges to regional four-year public universities. […]

Unraveling Northern Kentucky University’s almost $25 million deficit, sudden leadership change

BY: - January 24, 2023

This article is republished from LINK nky. When Northern Kentucky University announced former President Ashish Vaidya’s sudden departure in November, representatives said it wasn’t due to the large budget deficit found in the last half of 2022. That’s not the case, according to Faculty Senate President John Farrar. He said Vaidya’s departure relates to NKU’s […]

A watchdog says the feds aren’t doing enough to investigate problem colleges

BY: - January 23, 2023

WASHINGTON — Incomplete written guidelines and penalties that had not been updated since 2016.  Significant turnover and reductions among staff.  Changing agency priorities and department probes put “on hold.”  Over the past six years, these problems have stifled the U.S. Department of Education’s investigations team that is supposed to probe colleges that misrepresent themselves to […]

Kentucky near top of increases in college completion rate this year

BY: - December 14, 2022

Kentucky was one of just five states to achieve more than a 1% increase in its college completion rate in 2022, according to a national report. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center tracks the rate at which students entering colleges and universities have earned a degree or certificate six years later. Nationally, progress stalled in […]