California Dashboard Provides Data on College Opportunity, Employment, and Quality of Life

A new dashboard and accompanying report from California Competes highlights data on college access, employment, and prosperity indicators, which include cost of rent, student debt, commute times, and business deserts.

Webinar: Legal and Practical Issues in Charitable Gifts to Colleges and Universities

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) will present a webinar Jan. 27 on “Are You a Good Gift or a Bad Gift? Legal and Practical Issues in Charitable Gifts to Colleges and Universities.”

HBCUs Build Strategies to Support LGBTQ+ Students

A new research brief from the Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSIs) at Rutgers University, in collaboration with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), provides examples of model HBCUs who are employing strategies to support their LGBTQ+ students.

Pay and Opportunity Gaps Reflected in Data on Full-time Faculty Members

Pay and opportunity gaps are seen in demographic breakdowns among full-time faculty who identify as women and people of color in a data snapshot released by the American Association of University Professors.

Webinar: Student Mental Health During COVID

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) will present a webinar Jan. 21 to discuss the mental health concerns affecting college students as well as some of the modalities that campuses are using to address student mental health during the pandemic.

A Precipitous Drop in Immediate College Enrollment

The percentage of recent high school graduates who enrolled in college in the fall 2020 semester decreased by nearly 22 percentage points, compared with 2019 high school graduates, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse.

Community College Student Enrollment Declines Due to Pandemic

A recent essay from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) notes that the pandemic tremendously impacted enrollment at community colleges.

Upcoming Workshop: COVID, Culture, and Campus Climate

ACE is pleased to co-sponsor the National Association of College and University Attorney’s Winter 2021 Virtual CLE Workshop, COVID, Culture, & Climate: Responding to a Challenging Campus Environment, scheduled for Feb. 3-5, 2021.

Number of Borrowers, Amount Borrowed, and Repayment Rates Contribute to Record-High Student Debt

The Congressional Budget Office examined factors contributing to the seven-fold increase in federal student loan debt that took place between 1995 and 2017.

New Report Advocates for Equity-Based Higher Ed Funding

Using 20 years of data from colleges and universities across the nation, a new report from Third Way details the relationship between stratification in college enrollment by race, ethnicity, and income, and funding disparities between the most and least selective institutions.

Coupling Workforce Competencies and the Curriculum

Shifts in economic and workforce needs have resulted in lower demand for physical competencies and greater demand for cognitive competencies across occupations, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Students’ Coping Strategies and Perceptions of How College Has Changed During the Pandemic

A new College Pulse survey sheds light on students’ stress and anxiety levels, in addition to perceptions of their college’s recent operational shifts. The survey also reveals aspects of their personal coping strategies and feelings towards the COVID-19 pandemic.