Faculty & Staff
Leadership & Policy
Report: COVID-19 Pandemic Worsened Access Issues for Minority and Low-Income Youth
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened equity and access issues for Black and Latino youth and those from low-income backgrounds, according to a new report from The Education Trust, ZERO TO THREE and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. The report also calls for state policymakers to leverage American Rescue Plan funding to close equity gaps […]
May 27, 2021
Verto Education Aims to Make Study Abroad More Affordable
With the COVID-19 pandemic creating uncertainty over the last year, Jennifer Long felt mentally and emotionally unprepared for college. Seeking other options, she was referred to Verto Education, a program founded to increase access to international exchange. Designed to be a “gap year without a gap,” first-year students can spend a semester or year abroad while earning 12-16 college credits.
April 16, 2021
Broadband: Bringing Our Children Out of the Cold
The digital divide was already a national emergency; the pandemic just brought this disaster in living color to every home in America.
March 10, 2021
Accessibility Services and Moving Towards Universal Design
I wonder if we who are nondisabled teachers have become so desensitized to the realities of disabled students that the violence done unto them by the university has disappeared from the informal settings in which we express surprise and frustration to one another.
January 19, 2021
Champlain College Launches Virtual Gap Program
For students looking to delay their college start date due to the impact of COVID-19, Champlain College introduced a virtual gap program.
June 15, 2020
University of Michigan’s Kessler Scholars Program for First-Generation Students Expands to Other Institutions
The Kessler Presidential Scholars Program, which was established at the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan (U-M) as a way to support first-generation students financially and academically, will expand to more institutions across the country.
May 27, 2020
First-Year Students at Edward Waters College to Receive Laptops
Starting in the fall, first-year students at the historically Black Edward Waters College (EWC) will receive personal Chromebook laptop computers, in a new partnership between EWC and the Follett Higher Education Group, the college said in a statement. The collaboration, called the EWC/Follet ACCESS Program, is intended to enhance student access to technology. It will […]
April 28, 2020
Love in the Time of the Coronavirus
The world is in a panic and chaos brews in the media and in the communities where we live. How does one make sense of and put words to this epidemic that has become known as the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
March 23, 2020
Community Colleges Prepare for Coronavirus, Distance Learning
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) declared a pandemic Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO), office spaces are temporarily switching to telecommuting, professional sports leagues are suspending their seasons and national conferences are being cancelled within the United States.
March 15, 2020
Higher Learning Advocates Policy Brief Suggests Measures to Improve Part-Time Student Success
The brief, “Policies Impacting Today’s Part-Time Students: Boosting College Access and Completion for All,” provided recommendations to institutions in order to improve the success rate for part-time students.
February 26, 2020
Recruitment & Retention
U Michigan’s LSA Debuts New Facility For Transfer Students’ Success
The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) recently debuted a new building on campus with the goal of student access in mind.LSA’s 45,000 square-foot $35 million building includes classrooms, interview rooms, a lounge and event space, 24/7 food and beverage market and a prayer, meditation and wellness room. Planning for the centrally located building started in 2017 and was designed to be a place where students can connect with their fellow peers and meet with potential employers.
January 23, 2020
New UPenn Scholarship Aims to Diversify Urban Planning
After CEO and co-founder of L+M Development Partners Ron Moelis noticed a dearth group of diverse students entering the urban planning field, he decided to fund a new scholarship program at the University of Pennsylvania.
December 9, 2019
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