Faculty & Staff
Leadership & Policy
Rice University’s Open Resources Program Welcomes New Cohort of Universities
A dozen new colleges and universities will join in on Rice University’s educational technology initiative OpenStax, which helps provide open educational resources, textbooks and technologies to universities. “This OpenStax program has helped over 70 colleges and universities expand the use of open educational resources on their campuses, saving their students money and putting more flexible […]
June 3, 2021
Report: More Faculty are Making the Shift to Digital Classroom Resources
Within the last five years, more courses at higher education institutions are choosing to make the shift from the use of print to digital textbooks, according to new research by Bay View Analytics.
March 24, 2020
New Report Reveals Financial Barriers for Student Parents in California
A new report analyzed the financial barriers that impact California student parents seeking a post-secondary degree. According to California Competes’ report, “Clarifying the True Cost of College for Student Parents,” only 12% of student parents countrywide complete a degree, compared to 46% of their peers without children.
February 3, 2020
Lumina Foundation Grants American Indian College Fund $650,000 for Research
The American Indian College Fund received $650,000 from the Lumina Foundation to examine the barriers effecting Native American student’s higher education success. By 2025, Lumina plans to have 60% of Americans holding degrees, certificates or other post-secondary credentials. Under the grant, the American Indian College Fund will establish a two-part and 30-month project aimed at […]
January 16, 2020
IHEP Study, Top 100 Rankings Highlight Student Diversity Record of Flagship Institutions
Minority students are achieving academic success, but all too often not at the public flagship institutions entrusted with serving them.
January 6, 2020
Study Shows Higher Ed for Single Mothers Pays Dividends
Single mothers who earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree earn more, pay more in taxes and require little if any public assistance according to a new study.
December 18, 2019
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Announces Partnership with University of Memphis
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare recently announced a partnership with the University of Memphis to help its employees earn certifications or college degrees in an affordable and flexible manner.
December 11, 2019
Massasoit Community College Joins Boston’s Tuition-Free Community College Plan
Massasoit Community College will join Boston’s Tuition-Free Community College Plan, which aims to increase higher education accessibility. Under the program, up to three years of community college tuition is covered for eligible low-income students. The application deadline is Dec. 8 and students can start their courses during the spring 2020 semester. In order to be […]
November 7, 2019
WSU Introduces New Initiative that Offers Free Tuition for Detroit High School Graduates
Graduates of Detroit public schools and Detroit residents with high school diplomas are eligible to earn free tuition at Wayne State University (WSU) through the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge. The Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge could provide free-tuition to the over 49,000 students who currently attend Detroit high schools as well as cover other […]
October 25, 2019
Leadership & Policy
Stepping Away from the Brink – Part IV – The Access and Affordability Challenge
The challenges in higher education are clear. By exploring the two key challenges of access and affordability in higher education in the primary and secondary education industries, cities and states allot the appropriate amount of resources to ensure both.
October 12, 2019
How The Dastardly “D” Prevents Getting to the “E” in Equity
Time and again we in higher education see polls that show students are not prepared for the world of work, while at the same time higher education steadfastly touts its success. And, in most all cases, higher education is right.
October 10, 2019
Minnesota State System Waives Application Fee in October
In recognition of October as College Knowledge month, students will be able to submit free applications to any of the 30 colleges or seven universities under Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. “The colleges and universities of Minnesota State offer a transformational education and are the most affordable and accessible options in the state,” said […]
October 1, 2019
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