Chris Quintana USA TODAY Published 6:47 AM EDT Apr 12, 2019 The students implicated in the college admissions scandal are starting to feel the consequences of their parents' actions. At least two universities have booted students, to calls of "Justice!" from the corners of the Internet — and more may follow suit. But don't expect another fix of schadenfreude. It’s unusual to hear what disciplinary action a college takes toward a student — even students embroiled in high-profile incidents like this one. Colleges largely can and do discipline students behind closed doors. In fact, they are required to keep such actions under wraps as part of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). That federal law prevents colleges from releasing information about a student’s academic record, in an effort to protect students' privacy. But keeping information private about the college admissions scandal is also one way colleges can avoid … [Read more...] about Will kids of Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman be expelled from scandal?
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1 of 5 View 5 Items Composite photo (Clockwise from top left): Katherine P. Frank, Brad L. Mortensen, Melody Rose and Frank R. Lamas have been selected as finalists for the presidency of Weber State University. SALT LAKE CITY — After “an extensive national search,” a 21-member search committee has selected two women and two men as finalists for the presidency of Weber State University, according to an announcement Friday by the Utah System of Higher Education. The finalists include: Katherine P. Frank, provost and vice president for academic and student life at Central Washington University and professor of English Utah System of Higher Education Katherine P. Frank, provost and vice president for academic and student life at Central Washington University and professor of English. Frank is a finalist for president of Weber State University. Frank R. Lamas, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management at California State … [Read more...] about Two women, two men named finalists for president of Weber State University in Utah
Tricia Tauer became the North Dakota State Student Success Programs’ graduate assistant in June 2017 and has become an essential asset to the student affairs team ever since. Tauer received the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Rising Star award for North Dakota at the NASPA IV-West Regional Conference Oct. 23-25. Each year, NASPA receives nominations for graduate students in each state who are involved in and pursuing a career in student affairs. “I was very honored to receive the award,” Tauer said. “They (Betsy Carter, Casey Peterson and Angela Seewald-Marquardt) had just written very kind things about my work, and so I was very honored and humbled by it.” Betsy Carter, Tauer’s supervisor and the assistant director of Student Success Programs, nominated Tauer for the award because of her involvement with the Rising Scholars program at NDSU. Others such as Casey Peterson, the director of Student Success Programs, and … [Read more...] about Graduate Assistant Receives Award For North Dakota
Veteran university employee will oversee strategic initiatives authors Staff Reports Vanderbilt has announced long-time university employee and Tina Smith will join the institution’s Development and Alumni Relations office as associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives beginning Nov. 1.Since beginning her VU tenure in 2002, Smith (pictured) has served in various roles, including as interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and as interim chief diversity officer from July 2017 to August 2018. Prior to that, she was an inaugural chancellor’s higher education fellow and an assistant vice chancellor in the office of the chancellor, supporting the university’s strategic initiatives and priorities. Smith’s VU career also includes stints leading the renovation and establishment of the Project Safe Center, overseeing the restructuring of the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence and serving as assistant dean of … [Read more...] about Vanderbilt names associate vice chancellor
By Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark This story is part of a partnership between Chalkbeat and the nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica. Using federal data from Miseducation, an interactive database built by ProPublica, Chalkbeat is publishing a series of stories exploring inequities in education at the local level. Newark schools are suspending thousands of students, the majority of them black, according to 2015-16 federal data collected by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. But because of reporting lapses, those suspensions are nowhere to be found in the state's published school report cards, where parents typically turn to seek out such data. Instead, the reports give the false impression that Newark has all but eliminated suspensions. The flawed reports reveal the district's longtime struggle to track suspensions -- a data challenge that has impeded efforts to stop schools from inappropriately removing … [Read more...] about In Newark, reporting lapses hide thousands of student suspensions from public view