Category: Higher Education

California Colleges Facing Capacity Issues, California colleges and universities struggling with an increased volume of students
Mar 26, 2020
California Colleges Facing Capacity Issues

California colleges and universities struggling with an increased volume of students. While higher education institutions nationwide are anticipating major drops in enrollment, California is experiencing the opposite issue.  Currently, California colleges and universities are struggling with an increased volume of students.  The demand for California’s higher education system is so high that by 2030 approximately […]

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California State University Faculty and Workers Express Growing Concerns, concerns shared by CSU faculty and staff
Mar 19, 2020
California State University Faculty and Workers Express Growing Concerns

Learn about the serious concerns shared by CSU faculty and staff. Recently, meetings between CSU trustees and the California Faculty Association (CFA) revealed some major issues that campus faculty and workers would like to address.  While the system is set to expand, with approvals to purchase land for a proposed Mission Valley stadium and expand […]

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The UC System Decides to Keep Mandatory ACT and SAT Scores, ACT and SAT requirements
Mar 12, 2020
The UC System Decides to Keep Mandatory ACT and SAT Scores

The University of California system maintains ACT and SAT requirements for admission. In early February, a panel appointed by the University of California’s (UC) Academic Senate released its report on the system’s ACT and SAT requirements.  The main conclusion from the report is that the UC system should continue to require standardized test scores for […]

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How the Deferred-Compensation System Allows College Leaders to Rake in Millions, deferred-compensation system
Mar 05, 2020
How the Deferred-Compensation System Allows College Leaders to Rake in Millions

How presidents at private colleges benefit from the deferred-compensation system. All over America, private colleges and universities rely on the deferred-compensation system to incentivize presidents to pursue long tenures.  According to supporters of the system, deferred-compensation plans encourage presidents to remain with an institution for a long period of time, ensuring stable and successful leadership.  […]

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adding top block to pyramid, consider academic freedom in college rankings
Feb 27, 2020
The Case for Adding Academic Freedom to College Ranking Metrics

Making the argument to consider academic freedom in college rankings. Currently, college rankings are based on a variety of select performance indicators, such as student retention rates, reputation, admissions selectivity, and so on.  However, one factor that is notably absent from these ranking metrics is the question of academic freedom.  Here’s why we should consider […]

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budget calculations, declining student enrollment will affect higher education in the coming years
Feb 20, 2020
Higher Education is Facing a Steep Enrollment Cliff

How declining student enrollment will affect higher education in the coming years. As a result of the U.S.’s negative birthrate, colleges and universities are anticipating a steep drop-off in student enrollment.  Because this means a decrease in tuition revenue, many higher education institutions are looking for ways to prepare.  Here’s what you need to know […]

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faculty training, helping faculty build education skills and knowledge for student success
Feb 13, 2020
Encouraging Faculty Education Leads to Student Success

Learn how human resources at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is helping faculty build education skills and knowledge for student success. NWTC is a two-year technical college offering over 200 career-focused programs.  To ensure that students get the real-life advice and expertise that they need, the college recruits faculty straight from the industries that they […]

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Feb 06, 2020
House Democrats Release Proposal to Re-Do the Higher Education Act

Learn about the proposed changes to the Higher Education Act. In October of 2019, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives released its proposal to rewrite the Higher Education Act (HEA).  The revamped version of the HEA, called the College Affordability Act, would focus on increased federal funding for higher education institutions.  More specifically, the proposed changes […]

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racially diverse college class, unequal distribution of “good jobs” is connected to racial inequalities in higher education
Jan 30, 2020
Study Suggests College Inequity Contributes to Job Disparity

Recent study suggests unequal distribution of “good jobs” is connected to racial inequalities in higher education.  In a study conducted by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce and JP Morgan Chase, the authors found that, while employment rose for white, black, and Latino workers from 1991-2016, the improvements were not evenly divided.  The […]

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collaborators highfiving, University Innovation Alliance
Jan 23, 2020
How the University Innovation Alliance is Looking to Reform Higher Ed

Learn about the University Innovation Alliance and what they are doing to address major problems in the higher education system. Traditionally, higher education institutions have been criticized for their seeming unwillingness to work together.  To combat such views, the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) was established with the goal of getting universities to come together, share […]

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