GAO Report: Students Need More Information to Help Reduce Challenges in Transferring College Credits

Between 2004 and 2009, over 1/3 of all college students transferred at least once, and that in the act of transferring, they lost around 43 percent of their previously accumulated credits on average, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

A Closer Look at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

With the increase in Latinx students enrolling in postsecondary education and the subsequent increase in the number of HSIs, these institutions should remain at the top of all policy priority agendas, write Gina Garcia and Morgan Taylor.

Freedom of Speech on Campus: Guidelines for Governing Boards and Institutional Leaders

First amendment rights regarding freedom of speech on college campuses nationwide has sparked significant debate and media coverage in recent months. In response, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges developed a set of guidelines intended to provide clarity on the role of institutions in upholding such freedoms.

Proposal to Track Teaching Hours of UW Professors Reappears in State Budget

The Wisconsin State Legislature has once again inserted a proposal from Governor Scott Walker to track the number of teaching hours that University of Wisconsin (UW) System professors spend in the classroom back into the state’s budget.

After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople

A recent news article by Matt Krupnick of the Hechinger Report focuses on the need for more tradespeople, occupations that are increasingly in high demand.

Who Does Work Work for? Understanding Equity in Learner College and Career Success

ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning recently released a report on working learners, Who Does Work Work For? Understanding Equity in Learner College and Career Success.

The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students

In a recent op-ed in The New York Times, president of LaGuardia Community College and ACE Board Member Gail O. Mellow offered her perspective on today’s college students. Namely, they aren’t who you think they are, and the higher education community could help remove barriers to their success by realizing that.

Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 years Ago

Equitable access to a higher education remains elusive. A recent New York Times article revealed that Black and Hispanic freshman are more underrepresented at the nation’s elite colleges today than they were 35 years ago.

Diversity Among Higher Education Admission Professionals Is More Important Than Ever

As the high school population in the United States grows increasingly diverse, so too should those professionals who work on college campuses. Diversity is especially critical in college and university admission offices, write David Hawkins and Tara Nicola of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Looking Ahead to Diversifying the College Presidency

Despite the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that set a clearer path for women and minorities pursuing top leadership positions in both the public and private sectors, they remain underrepresented—including in higher education. A new data tool linked to ACE’s American College President Study 2017 helps explain what it will take for the presidency to reach gender and racial parity.

Iowa Regents Tuition Task Force Kicks Off

Iowa’s public universities are presenting to the state’s Board of Regents Tuition Task Force this week on their five-year proposals for tuition pricing. The Tuition Task Force “was established to facilitate public discussion regarding the issue of tuition at Iowa’s public universities” and looks to foster collaborative solutions between the state’s legislators and public universities for minimizing tuition increases.

From PostEverything: Free Tuition? Programs Should Focus on Students Who Started and Had To Stop.

A recent blog post by Sanford J. Ungar in The Washington Post discusses the need to focus policy conversations around increasing college enrollment to those who have some college education, but no degree.