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What happened after the great online pivot of 2020?

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “The share of students who were enrolled only in distance-education classes dropped to 30.4 percent in 2021 from 45.6… Read More

Income share agreements get a rebrand—and new life

From Work Shift: “ISAs, once the purview of bootcamps and other for-profits, are starting to take off among state governments and nonprofits under the new… Read More

Education department plans to publish list of low-performing programs

From Inside Higher Ed: “The administration is planning to publish a list of programs that are considered to have a low financial value to students… Read More

With student pool shrinking, some predict a grim year of college closings

From The Hechinger Report: “When college leaders decide they have no other choice but to close, there are right ways and wrong ways to handle… Read More

Ban on women students to impact severely on higher education

From University World News: “Many private universities are likely to shut up shop as the overall number of students declines after the ban. Shocking the… Read More

Leading universities cut undergraduate recruitment by a quarter

From Times Higher Education: “New undergraduate recruitment fell by up to a quarter at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities this autumn, data show…. Read More

Faces of 2022: Who shaped higher education headlines this year

From Times Higher Education: “Fedir Shandor. Within the first few months of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, it is believed that almost 1,000 academics signed… Read More

The forces that are shaping the future of higher education

From Inside Higher Ed: “Derek Newton, a leading higher education commentator … has observed, ‘The higher education community has an unlimited capacity for doomsaying.’ How… Read More

17 predictions about higher education in 2023

From eCampus News: “Coming out of the pandemic institutions are redetermining their value proposition and asking questions like: What is the ROI for students and… Read More

Mental health is the top student stressor

From Inside Higher Ed: “Fifty percent of college students cited their own mental health struggles as their top stressor going into 2023, according to a… Read More

The partnership imperative: Community colleges, employers, and america’s chronic skills gap

From Harvard Business Review: “The nature of work has changed dramatically across industries in the last few decades … Nowhere is this more evident than… Read More

Rick Singer gets 3.5 years in prison

From Inside Higher Ed: “Rick Singer, who masterminded the Varsity Blues admissions scams, was sentenced last week to three and a half years in prison… Read More

A year on, edX sale to 2U leaves both sides struggling

From Times Higher Education: “2U’s stock price has dropped nearly 70 per cent this year, provoking extensive lay-offs and glum assessments by industry analysts who… Read More

The end of higher ed’s wild west: Online students must demand quality

From Evolllution: “Understanding the percentage of students who complete their degrees within six to eight years is critical for evaluating institutional quality. But it’s more… Read More

Can a national marketing campaign change the souring conversation about college?

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Campaigns by institutions that share a common characteristic make sense in a landscape as varied as American higher education…. Read More

Unusual majors help some colleges stand out from the crowd — and boost enrollment

From The Hechinger Report: “This particular small college has what it says is the country’s only four-year bachelor’s degree in automotive restoration … At a… Read More

Can anti-plagiarism tools detect when AI chatbots write student essays

From EdSurge: “The last few weeks have seen a rush of articles in the popular press detailing how students are using ChatGPT to write their… Read More

Earning credit from multiple sources is the norm in higher ed

From Inside Higher Ed: “Before the COVID-19 pandemic, a full 45 percent of people who earned an associate degree and 67 percent of people who… Read More

A possible solution to transfer credit loss: Holistic credit mobility

From Diverse Issues in Higher Education: “Pingel is the lead author of a new issue brief advocating what it calls ‘holistic credit mobility’—a fundamental shift… Read More

Elite Universities aim to attract more community college transfer students via new pipeline

From Forbes: “The Transfer Scholars Network (TSN), an initiative managed by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program and supported by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation,… Read More

Six-year completion rates stall across the nation, report finds

From Diverse Issues in Higher Education: “Six-year postsecondary completion rates have stalled, according to the latest Completing College report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research… Read More

US academia ‘will never reach racial parity’ on current progress

From Times Higher Education: “One common claim is that there is a ‘pipeline problem’ with making academia more representative – that there are too few… Read More

700,000 incarcerated students will be Pell-eligible in 2023. Here’s what that could mean for your institution

From EAB: “Online students and other non-traditional audiences are increasingly an area of focus for institutions nationwide. But there is one large group of non-traditional… Read More

20% of college students struggle to find stable housing—why it could have long-term consequences

From CNBC: “Where college students used to fear a budget-friendly ramen noodle diet, now 1 in 5 students have dealt with housing insecurity, according to… Read More

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