Veterans Need Colleges to Keep Some Pandemic-Driven Changes

The flexibility that colleges and universities introduced during the pandemic provided an unexpected benefit for student veterans that shouldn’t be thrown out if and when the world can go back to normal, write Warrior-Scholar Project CEO Ryan Pavel and Amy Bernard of the Bush Institute. 

Virtual Learning Can Be a Gateway to Increasing Equity in Higher Education

Much remains uncertain about what the fall 2021 semester will bring, but it’s increasingly obvious that expanded online offerings will be a welcome development—both now and for many years to come. Read more from Joseph I. Castro, chancellor of The California State University.

Equalizing Educational Attainment Without Increasing Debt for Low-Income Students May Boost GDP

In partnership with the Postsecondary Value Commission, the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University examined how inequalities in educational attainment harm the U.S. economy. 

Congress Lifted the Pell Grant Ban for Incarcerated People. What Now?

With Pell Grant access restored, we can now move forward with more postsecondary programs in prison, which are an evidence-based way to shatter many of the inequities and obstacles associated with reentry that people with low-incomes and communities of color face—the very communities that colleges and universities are strive to serve better.

Federal Policies Hold Potential to Increase Low-Income Student Enrollment at Selective Institutions

A new brief from Ithaka S+R draws attention to the ways federal policies can expand access to selective postsecondary institutions for lower-income students.

Outcomes for 2008 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients 10 years After Graduation

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics provides insight into results from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/18), which examines employment and educational experiences of 2008 baccalaureate graduates.

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.

Community College Success: The Holistic Measures of the Student Success Project

A new report from Ithaka S+R provides insight to the beginning of the Holistic Measures of Student Success (HMSS) project, which explores the components of student success at community colleges.

Higher Education’s Challenge: Disability Inclusion on Campus

When developing a culture of inclusion, colleges and universities have specific responsibilities to students with disabilities to ensure they can learn and achieve their goals.

Supporting Students Through Faculty Professional Development

Marielena DeSanctis, college provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and student services at Broward, recently spoke with Sherri Hughes, ACE’s assistant vice president of professional learning, about the impact of the ACUE program on faculty development, equity, and student success.

Learner Records: If You Build It, Will They Use It?

There’s promising evidence that easier connections across higher education and work—especially innovations that allow learners to completely unbundle education—can improve economic mobility and equity in outcomes.

Love Can Save Higher Education From Itself

What does it mean to build a college on love? Russell Lowery-Hart, president of Amarillo College, explains.