Study abroad was once considered a luxury. It’s now a necessity. According to the nonprofit Institute of International Education (IIE), “studies show students who study abroad have better grades, experience less ... Read Article about How to Make Study Abroad Programs Safe and Smarter
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.
Americans believe in community college. While the perceived value of a four-year degree has declined, in the view of many, faith in community colleges remains high. Some 82 percent of Americans consider community college ... Read Article about Five Community College Innovations in Student Retention and Attainment
Many first-year college students have a hard time lifting off the runway. The U.S. Department of Education has found that 68 percent of community college students and 40 percent of students at four-year public ... Read Article about The Best Online Learning Tools for College Students
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?
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?