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ICYMI: HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016

ASSOCIATION NEWS

New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner  on Higher Ed, John D’Agati, and Director of the  Office of College and University Evaluation, Leslie Templeman,  shared their concerns regarding college closures in the state.  In addition, the APC Board elected and welcomed two new members:  Kathy Hamilton, with Elmira Business Institute (EBI), and David Cohen, with Five Towns College.

New York State Education Department Deputy Commissioner
on Higher Ed, John D’Agati, and Director of theOffice of College and University Evaluation, Leslie Templeman,
shared their concerns regarding college closures in the state.
In addition, the APC Board elected and welcomed two new members:
Kathy Hamilton, with Elmira Business Institute (EBI), and David Cohen, with Five Towns College.

Many thanks for all of you who were able to join us at the Albany Renaissance Hotel yesterday for the APC Fall Membership Meeting.

* Community colleges enrollments drop. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2edF9Zp

* Student loan debt for bachelor’s degree recipients continues to grow. Market Watch reports: http://on.mktw.net/2dwBiFv

* Forget accreditation. Bring on the college audit. The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/2ekCb6I

* More schools are focusing on supporting first generation students. However in some instances, they are labeling young people in ways that isolate rather than include them. The Atlantic reports: http://theatln.tc/2dhUpEY

* The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a closer look at income-based repayment, the centerpiece of Donald Trump’s unexpected higher-ed speech: http://bit.ly/2dOevm4

* Settlement between DeVry and the Education Department resolves charges over unsubstantiated job placement claims, but Federal Trade Commission lawsuit over same claims remains. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2egZeht

* Ed Central examines why default rates aren’t enough: http://bit.ly/2eslUHU

* Will Clinton or Trump retreat from Obama’s stance on for-profit education? The Good Call writes: http://bit.ly/2eky9eB

* The student loan crisis? The highest default rate is not among borrowers with large debts but among those who left school owing less than $5,000. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2ed3vjg

MEMBER NEWS

* Monroe College launches new criminal justice program to boost police academy readiness and law enforcement diversity: http://bit.ly/2dqvF8H

* Luisa Herrera-Garcia testifies about how an LIM College education laid the foundation for her successful fashion industry career. WWD reports: http://bit.ly/2dqw2jk

* LIM College faculty member, Gayathri Banavara, speaks to Ahdoot Oriental Rugs about how the textiles and home fashion industries are experiencing an influx of new ideas: http://bit.ly/2dA8H1X

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