Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Fostering Familial Learning Environments for Student Success

By embracing expansive ideas of success, HBCU leaders inspire their students to strive beyond degree completion and understand how collaboration, civic engagement, and entre­preneurship are essential attributes in a new knowledge economy and global citizenry.

Faces of Dreamers: Tony Solis, Davidson College

Since the Trump administration announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, there have been many stories about the accomplishments of these high-achieving young people. One such story is that of Tony Solis of Chicago, a Davidson College (NC) student profiled last month by The Washington Post.

The 2017 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors

Inside Higher Ed recently released the latest 2017 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, which found that only 34 percent of colleges met new student enrollment targets this year by May 1. The 34 percent figure is down from 37 percent a year ago and 42 percent two years ago.

Largest, Most Popular Business School Programs Worldwide See Application Growth While Smaller Programs Experience Declines

A new survey from GMAC shows that 73 percent of larger graduate business programs (201 or more class seats) report increased applications this year compared to 39 percent of the smallest programs (50 or fewer class seats). Participating programs received a combined 466,176 applications during the 2017 application cycle.

New Project at Georgetown to Track Free Speech Incidents Across Country

A new project housed at Georgetown University studies the condition of free speech in the United States today. Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and led by Sanford Ungar, veteran journalist and former president of Goucher College, the Free Speech Project will document and analyze incidents in higher education and civil society that challenge free speech.

Helping College Students Make Informed Student Loan Decisions

Recent surveys demonstrate that many college students do not know whether they have borrowed or how much debt they have accrued during college. What can higher education institutions—and the federal government—do to help?

New Reports Detail Who Is Receiving Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, an office within the Department of Education, recently released new data on the characteristics of federal student aid recipients, including student loan borrowers by institutional type, age, debt size, and location; grant and loan disbursements by age and location; and direct loan disbursements by programs of study.

Providing Transparency to the Title IX Process

ACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle writes that the Department of Education’s effort to replace legally binding but unclear guidance with legally binding and clear regulations will hopefully result in greater protections for all students.

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.