Kicking Off International Education Week

Nov. 13-17 is International Education Week. Brad Farnsworth rounds up the latest news on the state of international higher education in 2017.

MDRC Report: The Power of Fully Supporting Community College Students

A recent report by MDRC reveals the impact of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), a program developed by the City University of New York.

ACUE Announces Collaboration With Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), an organization working with dozens of colleges and universities to put great teaching at the heart of their student success agenda, has announced a collaboration with Bonni Stachowiak and the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.

Faces of Dreamers: Diana Montelongo, University of California, Berkeley Graduate

Diana Montelongo, a 23-year-old seventh-grade math teacher in Sacramento, CA, and a Teach for America corps member, is one of an estimated 20,000 DACA recipients who are currently teaching in K-12 classrooms, reports The 74, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news website covering education.

Faces of Dreamers: Laura Salas, Monmouth College

Laura Salas, who was brought to the United States from Mexico 11 years ago, considers herself lucky. The DACA policy gave her the certainty she needed to pursue a college degree, and she now is a junior at Monmouth College (IL).

Faces of Dreamers: Juan Vasquez, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Juan Vasquez, who was brought to the United States illegally from El Salvador when he was nine years old, was in class at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) when he heard about the Trump administration’s decision to rescind DACA.

College Board Releases 2017 Trends in Higher Education Reports

The College Board this week released its updated Trends in Higher Education reports for 2017. These annual reports provide updated data on college pricing and student aid.

When Less Is More: Prioritizing Open Access

A recent report from the American Association of Community Colleges examines the impact of funding decisions based on institutional full-time equivalent (FTE) student calculations, a practice particularly disadvantageous for community colleges.

Faces of Dreamers: Nicolle Uria

Dreamer Nicolle Uria, a senior at Annandale High School in Fairfax Country, VA, plans to apply to college, major in journalism or business and one day head a media company, reports The Washington Post. But, the paper noted in a profile of her, “the DACA decision turned that future, once brimming with goals, into a waiting game stuffed with questions, ones only Congress can answer and make her wonder if she has a future here at all.”

Pipelines, Pathways, and Institutional Leadership: An Update on the Status of Women in Higher Education

ACE recently updated its infographic brief, Pipelines, Pathways, and Institutional Leadership: An Update on the Status of Women in Higher Education Leadership, which offers key statistics on women in higher education to help promote a dialogue on how to increase the number of women leaders in the field.

Repayment of Student Loans Among 1995–96 and 2003–04 First-Time Beginning Students

A comprehensive new report from the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES) examines student loan default behaviors of the 2003-04 cohort.

Faces of Dreamers: Loyola University Chicago Students

Cristina Nunez, who was 2 years old when her family migrated to Illinois from Mexico, is a Dean’s List history major at Loyola University Chicago and plans to attend law school. Zarna Patel, a third-year student at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine, was 3 years old when her family brought her to North Carolina from India. Jose Martinez taught himself English when his parents migrated to Southern California from Mexico. Today he dreams of becoming a structural engineer.