Many higher education professionals—faculty, staff, and campus administrators—struggle with how to best help students in distress, sometimes feeling overwhelmed by the number of students seeking their support. But you don’t need to be an expert to help, write Rebekah Schulze and Maureen Kenny of Florida International University.
Alternative providers are becoming a significant—if not yet indispensable—part of the U.S. higher education ecosystem. It’s essential to establish a taxonomy that helps colleges and universities make informed choices about how to work with these providers, writes Louis Soares.
For the 72 million Americans in the labor force who lack a postsecondary credential, learning at the intersection of education, work, and life responsibilities holds the key to a high-wage job in the global knowledge and technology economy. Louis Soares and Vickie Choitz look at how “work colleges” can serve as a model for colleges and universities considering how to better support these learners.
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has laid out plans to hold higher education more accountable for student success. Devorah Lieberman, president of the University of La Verne, writes that we owe it to our students—and ourselves—to embrace his vision.
Taking a leadership role on finding solutions to the climate crisis is an important way universities can remind the public that higher education benefits all of society—not just those who earn a degree, writes CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano.