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Jill Biden praises program for free community college

From Inside Higher Education: “Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and First Lady Jill Biden — who has been an advocate for free community college — toured… Read More

Flagship Universities fail to enroll black and latino high school graduates from their state

From Hechinger Report: “Fifteen state flagships had at least a 10-point gap between the percentage of Black public high school graduates in their states in… Read More

Startling fall in EU applications to study in the UK

From University World News: “Applications from the United Kingdom’s number one overseas student market have plummeted by 40% for undergraduate courses starting in 2021-22, but… Read More

View from Australia…With Australia ‘closed for business’, Chinese look elsewhere

From Times Higher Education: “Prospective students from China are ‘growing impatient’ with Australia’s closed borders, and more than half the 100,000 Chinese stranded at home… Read More

View from Australia… Foreign student enrollments 210,000 lower than expected

From University World News: “Australia’s universities have enrolled 210,000 fewer international students this year than expected, with the loss of AU$1.8 billion (US$1.4 billion) in… Read More

Another uncertain admissions cycle for international students

From Inside Higher Education: “Colleges are facing another admissions cycle marked by uncertainty about international student enrollments. It’s not just a matter of student interest;… Read More

DfE job includes dealing with higher education access bar

From Times higher Education: “The Westminster government wants a new student finance director to deal with “minimum entry requirements” for higher education, indicating that it… Read More

Lego education launches teacher training initiative

From Forbes: “LEGO Education has joined the notoriously sticky wicket of professional teacher development…”

Will more colleges follow Rutgers and require the COVID-19 vaccine?

From Higher Ed Dive: “Rutgers University says it will require students who enroll next fall to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Employees are ‘strongly urged’… Read More

Why the Morehouse/2U partnership is a big deal

From Inside Higher Ed: “The recent announcement of a partnership between Morehouse College and 2U should cause us to at least interrogate our most deeply-help… Read More

Bristol happiness course ‘improves student well-being’

From Times Higher Education: “ In 2018, the University of Bristol became the first UK higher education institution to launch a course in happiness, designed… Read More

Preparing students for post-pandemic success

From Inside Higher Ed: “Students who graduate with industry experience are far more competitive in the job market. … Matthew Lanham, Clinical Assistant Professor of… Read More

More employers are awarding credentials. Is a parallel higher education system emerging?

From EdSurge: “Digital credentialing platform Credly reports that the number of organizations issuing industry and workforce credentials is up 83 percent since the pandemic. In… Read More

About 275,000 women left workforce in January in ‘critical’ pandemic trend, experts say

From NBC News: “Even though there is still volatility in the U.S. economy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the consistent theme is still… Read More

Is 2021 the year of college athletics reform?

From Inside Higher Ed: “This year could be a turning point in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s 115-year history, as it confronts upcoming state and… Read More

Desperate for spring break, settling for less

From Inside Higher Ed: “According to researchers tracking colleges’ pandemic response plans, the reality for a majority of students this year is no traditional week… Read More

What is the future for international branch campuses

From University World News: “Of course, [International Branch Campuses] have long confronted criticism from detractors. The high-profile failures have been plentiful, ranging from George Mason… Read More

How a decline in community college students is a big problem for the economy

From The Hechinger Report: “The number of students in community colleges in the fall declined by more than half a million, or 10 percent, according… Read More

Will China pull the plug on Australian enrolments?

From Times Higher Education: “Experts are unsure whether Chinese authorities’ pressure on local education agents to steer their clients away from Australia, in the wake… Read More

Colleges counted on enrolling Latino students. Now they’re scrambling.

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Among Latina/o students, first-time enrollment plummeted by nearly 20 percent. Community colleges have been particularly hard hit, losing close… Read More

A university is offering students $75 to skip spring break

From The Washington Post: “A university in California is hoping a little cash incentive will keep students from traveling for spring break, the latest effort… Read More

Jill Biden pushes free access to community college, training

From VOA News: “Jill Biden is pushing free access to community college and training programs, saying the schools will be an important part of Biden… Read More

Expect college wait lists to be obnoxiously long this year

From The Wall Street Journal: “Many college admissions officers are stumped this spring over how many applicants to admit. Their mathematical models to predict which… Read More

‘Creating Entrepreneurial Community Colleges’

From Inside Higher Ed: “The pandemic has been devastating to many community colleges, with lost enrollment and declining revenue. But Carrie B. Kisker sees this… Read More

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