*Ed Dept. ‘not wedded’ to its proposed accreditation rules. Education Dive reports: https://bit.ly/2MG5w94

*New Mass. Department Regs: Helping Hand Or Death Knell For Small Colleges? Forbes reports: https://bit.ly/2TnSOhF

*5 ways to improve support for part-time students. eCampus News reports: https://bit.ly/2TpUKGE

*Auer Jones: Ed Dept. to move away from “one-size-fits-all” accreditation model. Education Dive reports: https://bit.ly/2FZq5Nd

*Seeking a Community, Black Students Turn to Online Chats. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: https://bit.ly/2HB8wV5

*Alexander Wants New Higher Ed Law by End of Year. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2RmYdUt

*Ripple Effect: The Cost of the College Dropout Rate. The Third Way reports: https://bit.ly/2FSNgbR

*Retreating From Dependence On Federal Student Loans. Forbes reports: https://bit.ly/2G9peIY

*America’s Hidden Workforce Returns. The Wall Street Journal reports: https://on.wsj.com/2UtGLzv

*NYS acts to provide college aid for undocumented immigrants. WBFO reports: https://bit.ly/2GdrP4v

ASSOCIATION NEWS

1.28.19: Donna Gurnett, President of New York’s Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) submitted testimony on Monday, January 28 at the Legislature’s Joint Budget Hearing on the 2019-2020 Executive Budget Proposal on Higher Education.

*Regulating College Closures. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2RYt2Dn

*Rethinking State Authorization, Again. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2Dv98I0

*In New York, scrutiny of for-profit colleges will increase with key defender gone. Times Union reports: https://bit.ly/2CPgHYD

*Read this before signing up for an online college course. Market Watch reports: https://on.mktw.net/2RcsmWB

*More Ways To Improve College Admission In 2019. Forbes reports: https://bit.ly/2RcsnK9

*DeVos to Rewrite Overhaul of Obama Loan Rule. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2Wbhxrf

*VA Inspector General Cites Poor Oversight of College Programs Approved for GI Benefits. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2Dwo60t

*‘A Marginally Better Year’ for State Funding. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2S1uIfm

*Some colleges start using their long winter breaks to help students plan for jobs. The Hechinger Report reports: https://bit.ly/2CAXnhz

*Accreditation and Innovation Neg Reg Opens to Controversy over Significant ED Proposals. Cooley reports: https://bit.ly/2UeZ6QR

*New York Governor Proposes New For-Profit Regulations. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2McCEFd

*For-Profit Nursing Graduates More Likely to Fail Licensure Test. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2RxfUW7

*Takedown of Online Education. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2Fx4HyF

*Survey of Alumni of For-Profit Career Colleges. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2HfWWPk

*The (Missed) Potential of Transfer Students at Elite Colleges. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2VTcNXb

*Homeless for the Holidays. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2Debhb0

*The Government Shutdown Is Reaching Historic Territory. Here’s What That Means for Higher Ed. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: https://bit.ly/2RW85bU

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: APC’s ICYMI will not publish the week of December 24th. Publication will resume the first week of January.

*College enrollments in the U.S. decline for a sixth straight year, although at a slower rate, while the bachelor’s degree got more popular. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/e4uzg

*Governor Cuomo veto’s ETA legislation. APC’s Donna Gurnett defends the legislation and the sector. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://snip.ly/0ywxb

*Higher education bill could heat up competition for adult students (adults over the age of 24).  The Wall Street Journal reports: http://snip.ly/zxe3w

*The number of faculty members choosing open educational resources over traditional textbooks has nearly doubled in the last year. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/4ebk1

*Residents in poor parts of New York City tend to have less student debt but more trouble paying it off, providing a window into how national trends play out at the local level. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/b9ai5

*How the GOP tax bill could affect higher education. Education Dive writes: http://snip.ly/kes98

*Education Dive takes a look at what the rollback of net neutrality will mean for innovation in higher ed: http://snip.ly/5io5u

*Upstate’s future is in higher ed. The Albany Times Union reports: http://snip.ly/gz0ft

*Center for American Progress profiles those who default on their student loans: http://snip.ly/n2z7q

*Lamar Alexander Calls It Quits. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2ClMnFP

*Needed: A Revival Of For-Profit Higher Education. Forbes reports: https://bit.ly/2LnQTqi

*U.S. Student Loan Debt Sets Record, Doubling Since Recession. Bloomberg reports: https://bloom.bg/2Ck4k7P

*The Growth of Unmet Need. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2PMLfhN

*Growing Blue-Collar Labor Shortage. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2URg74E

*California students, first in their families to attend college, mentor each other to succeed. Ed Source reports: https://bit.ly/2rIRxW4

*Education Dept. Cancels Plan for New Student Loan System and Will Try Again. The NY Times reports: https://nyti.ms/2QFInZo

*When Colleges Die. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2QYLFX8

*Undergrad headcount rose during a bruising decade — but not everywhere. Education Dive reports: https://bit.ly/2EBg1Jy

*Education Department reaches out to students of defunct for-profit college chain. The Washington Post reports: https://wapo.st/2zZhXaT