Implicit bias is, by its very nature, a slippery concept. Everyone has it; no one believes they have it. Yet implicit bias affects every aspect of higher education: hiring, admissions, and pedagogy. “Left unaddressed, ... Read Article about What Should Universities Do To Address Implicit Bias?
A look at the challenges and opportunities facing higher education professionals – and the strategies being employed to help maximize the success of students and staff at institutions across the U.S.
The number of students attending college has dropped every year since 2012, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. The only higher-education sector bucking the trend (albeit slightly) is four-year public ... Read Article about How Colleges Can Attract Rural Students
The traditional college campus is built for traditional students: recent high-school graduates who want to ease into adult life and prepare themselves for a career (plus have fun while they’re doing it). But those ... Read Article about What Are We Learning About Nontraditional College Students?
Every professor knows the signs. The furtive peeks at cell phones. The ping of unsilenced Twitter alerts. The guilty — or worse, unrepentant — look when a student’s caught shopping Wish in the middle of a class ... Read Article about Combating Technology’s Distraction in the College Classroom
A growing wave of international students has been swelling the ranks of students at American colleges and universities. From 2008 to 2016, a new Pew Research Center analysis shows, the number of foreign students ... Read Article about The Future of International Student Enrollment at U.S. Universities
Even in our divided times, there are a few things that the vast majority of Americans agree on. We believe that open and fair elections and the right to nonviolent protest, are crucial to democracy. We believe it’s ... Read Article about How Attitudes Toward Higher Ed Are Shaped By Political Views
As policymakers and education experts debate what to do about the ever-rising cost of tuition, fees, room, and board, several states are trying a radical solution: free college. Tennessee, California, Oregon, Rhode ... Read Article about The Free Community College Experiment: What Are We Learning?
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are consistently held up as the future of the American economy — and by extension, the future of American higher education. At first glance, it appears that women are well ... Read Article about Strategies for Retaining Women in STEM Degree Programs
The average 6-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time undergraduate students who began seeking a bachelor's degree at a 4-year degree-granting institution is 59 percent. For four-year historically black ... Read Article about Taking a Closer Look at Graduation Rates at Minority-Serving Institutions
For decades, the value of a college degree was rarely questioned. Conventional wisdom said a four-year degree would unlock career opportunities and help you earn more in the long run. That’s still the case: A bachelor’s ... Read Article about Changing Perceptions of the Value of a College Education