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Colleges burn through Covid cash trying to soften inflation for students

From Politico: “The high price of gas, food and rent is straining students’ access to higher education. In response, institutions like Benedict College are using… Read More

8 big questions as colleges start fall 2022

From Higher Ed Dive: “Meanwhile, the politics and policy landscape looks very different than it used to, as President Joe Biden last month announced a… Read More

Do universities teach students to think critically?

From Times Higher Education: “‘The assessment done by universities doesn’t guarantee that candidates have the problem-solving skills that employers think are important, and so they… Read More

More students now prefer blended learning than in-person – survey

From Times Higher Education: “A majority of UK students now say they would prefer a mix of on-site and online tuition, according to a major… Read More

Biden’s cancellation of billions in debt won’t solve the larger problem

From The Atlantic: “The debt relief—which by one estimate could cost a total of $300 billion—is a massive benefit for Americans who have struggled to… Read More

Half of U.S. adults without degrees want more education

From The Chronicle: “Nearly half of American adults without college degrees think they need additional education to advance their careers — and just over half… Read More

The Edge: Who benefits from the surge in employer-paid tuition?

From The Chronicle: “In today’s ‘job seeker’s labor market,’ employers are looking to tuition benefits to help them attract and retain personnel. In fact, the… Read More

Apprenticeship comes to campus

From Urban: “A consortium of South Carolina historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Urban Institute, and businesses forged an innovative collaboration. The HBCU consortium… Read More

Job seekers with no degrees – but plenty of skills – need and deserve more

From The Hill: “Policymakers are also starting to remove degree barriers. The federal government recently released new rules that make it easier for people without… Read More

Twilight of income-share agreements to pay for college?

The Hechinger Report: “Purdue’s announcement in June that it was suspending the Back a Boiler program came as a thunderclap in the world of income-share… Read More

These are the higher-ed jobs being refilled at the highest rates

From The Chronicle: “The size of higher education’s work force has been largely restored to what it was before the pandemic began. … The position… Read More

Is scanning students’ brains the next frontier in education?

From Times Higher Education: “A team of scientists … found that observing neural changes in a group of high school students via MRI scans predicted… Read More

Survey of parents: They want to be involved in college choices

From Inside Higher Ed: “An EAB survey of 2,330 parents has found that they have become more important to students in deciding where to go… Read More

Students say room scans during online tests are invasive. Now a judge agrees.

From The Chronicle: “Judge J. Philip Calabrese … sided with the plaintiff in a ruling that’s been described by some legal observers as injecting a… Read More

The case that could overhaul college admissions

From Politico: The Students for Fair Admissions’ lawsuits against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are perhaps higher education’s most-watched… Read More

More world leaders studied in US as UK lags behind

From The PIE: “Of the world leaders who were educated overseas, more studied in the US than in any other country, according to the Higher… Read More

Online leaders: Fully in-person students will be outliers

From Inside Higher Ed: “It’s not that chief online officers expect that fully online education will dominate; they see a blended future, in which both… Read More

Online education is booming, but colleges risk lapses in quality, report says

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “The vast majority of college officials in the survey — 96 percent — said they’d adopted ‘quality assurance’ standards… Read More

What a new strategy at 2U means for the future of online higher education

From EdSurge: “2U is betting that the broader market for online college programs is changing and may continue to see decreasing enrollments and decreasing average… Read More

Is Higher Ed really ready to embrace hybrid learning?

From EdSurge: “The future of higher education will bring more hybrid learning models—but colleges may not yet have the staff and systems they need to… Read More

Online learning impacting the carbon footprint

From Inside Higher Ed: “While documentation is limited, logic suggests that students enrolled in online and blended classes reduce their campus carbon footprint and provide… Read More

College rankings are ‘a joke,’ Education Secretary says

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Education Secretary Miguel A. Cardona called college rankings ‘a joke,’ and took aim at selective colleges’ obsession with them… Read More

Degrees of risk: What Gen Z and employers think about education-to-career pathways…and how those views are changing

From American Student Assistance & Jobs for the Future: “There are some 11.4 million unfilled positions in the U.S. today, many of which do not… Read More

US abortion ruling leads to surge in students mulling transfers

From Times Higher Education: “About 20 percent of students currently based in areas where anti-abortion legislation is likely to be passed say they ‘definitely’ plan… Read More

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