The Role of Women’s Colleges in the Fight for Equality, women’s colleges
Oct 25, 2018
The Role of Women’s Colleges in the Fight for Equality

How women’s colleges continue to lead the progress towards equality. When all-female colleges were first founded in the 19th century, they led the movement toward equality of the sexes.  Today, these same institutions continue to offer women the skills and confidence that they need to compete in a male-dominated world. Women’s colleges continue to lead […]

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A Closer Look at the Great Recession’s Impact on the Higher Education System, higher education system
Oct 18, 2018
A Closer Look at the Great Recession’s Impact on the Higher Education System

Learn how the major economic crisis of 2008 changed the face of higher education programs across the country. When the recession hit the U.S., it changed the landscape of the entire higher education system.  While some of the impacts, such as funding cutbacks and management changes, were immediate; there have also been longer-term changes in […]

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National Trends Tracing Female Employment as College Athletic Directors, college
Oct 11, 2018
National Trends Tracing Female Employment as College Athletic Directors

New study shows that the number of women working as college athletic directors has almost doubled since 1990. Research from Higher Education Publications, Inc. reveals that the number of women employed as college athletic directors has increased from 11% to 19.5% at NCAA colleges since 1990.  Looking at Division I, II, and III schools across […]

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Oct 04, 2018
Understanding California’s New Pay Equity Law

Here’s what every business owner should know about the California law that is calling for equal compensation for all workers. Recently, many states and municipalities have taken it upon themselves to enact their own version of pay equity laws.  In California, the guidelines laid out in Assembly Bill 168 signed by Governor Jerry Brown a […]

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Americans Contend that They Still Believe in Higher Education’s Public Good, the American public still recognizes the value of higher education
Sep 27, 2018
Americans Contend that They Still Believe in Higher Education’s Public Good

Survey finds that the American public still recognizes the value of higher education. A new survey shows that the American public still recognizes the value of higher education and supports government funding of higher education opportunities.  The study was designed to evaluate Americans’ perceptions of how higher education institutions contribute to society, beyond individual gains. […]

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Mississippi Black Women Experience the Largest Wage Gap in America, wage gap
Sep 20, 2018
Mississippi Black Women Experience the Largest Wage Gap in America

Report shows that the wage gap between black women and white men in Mississippi is among the largest in the nation. A new report written in partnership with Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, looks to raise awareness for the wage gap that exists between black women and white men.  Using median wages, the report explains […]

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What You Should Know About the Aim Higher Act, Aim Higher Act
Sep 13, 2018
What You Should Know About the Aim Higher Act

Learn about the Aim Higher Act and it’s plan to reorganize and make higher education more accessible to all students. In response to the Republican backed PROSPER Act (H. R. 4508) that aims to cut nearly $15 billion from federal student aid, the House Democrats have introduced the Aim Higher Act (H.R. 6543).  The purpose […]

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Trump Administration to Rescind Obama-Era Guidance on Race in Admissions, affirmative action
Sep 06, 2018
Trump Administration to Rescind Obama-Era Guidance on Race in Admissions

Trump administration’s stance on affirmative action may have implications for the entirety of the American education system, from preschool to college. Recently, the Trump administration publicly discouraged the use of race in college admissions and public school enrollment by revoking Obama-era guidance on affirmative action.  According to Trump officials, the guidance offered by the Obama […]

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The Transformation of University Presidents into to Corporate CEOs, trend towards CEO-ization
Aug 30, 2018
The Transformation of University Presidents into to Corporate CEOs

Analyses of new higher education presidential contracts show a trend towards CEO-ization. A study conducted in 2017 analyzed the increasing complexity of employment agreements for university presidents.  The findings revealed that presidential employment agreements now showed few similarities to the typical appointment letters for faculty members, department chairs, or even other senior members of the […]

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The Role of Higher Education Institutions in a Changing World, institutions of higher education must be open to change
Aug 23, 2018
The Role of Higher Education Institutions in a Changing World

To remain relevant, institutions of higher education must be open to change. Universities and higher education institutions are deeply entrenched in human history, dating as far back as the Middle Ages.  The only reason that they have endured for so long is that they have been able to reinvent themselves according to the needs and […]

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