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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

* A new study from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center takes a state-by-state look at how students who take community college courses while in still high school fare after they transition to college. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/4hf13

* Two new hires reported by the U.S. Education Dept. Inside Higher Ed has the details: http://snip.ly/hm847

* University of Phoenix to shut down more campuses. Education Dive reports: http://snip.ly/4lbfj

* Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s comments that Obama administration regulations written to protect student borrowers entitled anyone who sought relief to “free money” are drawing fire. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/ef5by

* Large number of private colleges plan “tuition resets” next year despite many experts’ view that the practice is a gimmick. The colleges hope to grow enrollment, contain student costs and prove critics wrong. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://snip.ly/dzxwt

* A new liberal art. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/800v7

* The road to a stable job – without crippling student debt. A novel grant program in Virginia is helping workers earn career-boosting occupational credentials. Washington Monthly reports:  http://snip.ly/fryew

* More scrutiny of colleges’ finances? The Department of Education says no. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/g49yx

* At Gathering on Academic Innovation, leaders wonder how fast colleges should change. EdSurge reports: http://snip.ly/2n21x

MEMBER NEWS

* The College of Westchester welcomed its Fall Evening students: http://snip.ly/nz47u

* OZY spotlight on SVA MFA Products of Design graduate Roya Ramezani: http://snip.ly/spsbd

APC News

* Save the Date! Planning for APC’s Fall membership meeting is underway so mark your calendars and plan to join us on Tues., October 17 at the Albany Renaissance Hotel from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Donna Stelling-Gurnett @ dgurnett@apc-colleges.org