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Mentoring Faculty Members
May 06, 2021
Strategies to Institutionalize Mentoring Faculty Members

The lack of institutional mentorship programs in colleges or universities usually leaves underrepresented faculty without adequate empowerment to succeed in their job. Campus leaders can create formal structures that support mentorship networks and provide other resources to help faculty colleagues excel and grow their careers along with everyone else. Here are a few strategies to […]

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California Governor Proposes Dual-Admissions Pathway to Help Students
Apr 15, 2021
California Governor Proposes Dual-Admissions Pathway to Help Students

In the wake of the pandemic disrupting college campuses, California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced an ambitious proposal to allow community college graduates guaranteed admission at certain state colleges. The news that the California governor proposes a dual-admissions pathway for certain students comes at a time when many colleges and universities face extreme financial challenges. […]

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States Propose Higher Education Budgets for the Fiscal Year 2022.
Apr 08, 2021
States Propose Higher Education Budgets for the Fiscal Year 2022

North Dakota, Nevada, Hawaii, and Georgia are among the states eyeing higher education budget cuts in the next fiscal year. These developments come amid revenue declines for North American colleges and universities, especially as states grapple with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not all states plan to decrease funding for their higher learning […]

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COVID-19 relief bill offers
Mar 18, 2021
Colleges Await Congressional Agreement on COVID-19

The higher education system in America remains in jeopardy of declining due to lost revenue from pandemic shutdowns. Both the Trump and Biden administrations have taken steps to get economic relief to Americans, small businesses, and educational institutions. Here are details about the Congressional agreement on COVID-19 that could bring relief to campuses across the […]

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biden student loan forgiveness
Mar 04, 2021
What You Need to Know About Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

As a new administration takes over, the Biden student loan forgiveness plan has become a key focus among educators and students. The new President, as he asserted on the campaign trail, immediately took action to help financially-strangled college students and graduates deep in debt from taking out loans to cover the high cost of education. […]

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education higher
Feb 18, 2021
Latest News on Coronavirus and $23 Billion Higher Education Relief Bill

According to the New York Times, many American universities and colleges have either opted for online classes or delayed the beginning of their spring semester to prevent the spread of coronavirus on their campuses. Because of the fear that students may bring the virus into campus dorms and eventually spread it to surrounding communities, some […]

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Coronavirus Stimulus Bill
Feb 04, 2021
COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Grants $23 Billion for Colleges and Universities

On December 24th, 2020, President Trump signed into law the latest COVID stimulus bill, effectively granting American colleges and universities $23 billion from the $900 billion coronavirus stimulus bill. However, the American Council of Education has described this amount as “wholly inadequate.” Higher education representatives were advocating for a $120 billion relief package to help […]

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College shed since pandemic
Jan 21, 2021
How COVID-19 Has Compelled Colleges to Shed a Tenth of Their Employees

Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the country’s unemployment rate hit a record peak of 14.7% in April 2020, with colleges laying off at least 10% of their employees, due to the COVID-19 recession. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, more than 50,900 employees from 218 universities and colleges across the country […]

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institutional revenues decline
Jan 07, 2021
Why Are North American Colleges Facing Revenue Declines During COVID-19?

Back in March 2020, more than 300 colleges and universities in North America decided to shift their learning activities online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by the Cable News Network (CNN).  However, this shift has done little to prevent institutional revenue decline across the board. Consequently, many higher education institutions in North America […]

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california state university
Dec 23, 2020
California State University Experiences Rise In Enrollments Despite COVID-19

The pandemic induced lockdown, which caused colleges to turn virtual, had led to rising concerns among the authorities regarding enrollments. However, despite the shift to virtual classes, more than half of California State University campuses saw enrollment increases in the fall of 2020. Here’s a more in-depth look at how the pandemic has affected the […]

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