Calls for U.S. colleges and universities to develop more relevant curricula, pave the college-to-career pathway, and offer affordable degrees are growing in strength and number. President Lori Varlotta discusses the latest innovations at Hiram College to respond to these needs.
In the latest episode of dotEDU, Victor Saenz talks about his work as part of the Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) Student Fellows Mentoring Program at the University of Texas at Austin – a research and mentoring project focused on learning about and supporting Latino men in the Central Texas community.
Listen to the inaugural episode of dotEDU, ACE’s new podcast. Co-hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa talk with Jim McCorkell about College Possible’s flagship initiative—an intensive curriculum of coaching and support to help low-income students enroll in college—as well as the newer Catalyze Program, which supports student persistence and success directly on college campuses.
A recent report released by the College Board, Education Counsel, and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators provides guidance on how institutions can design and implement scholarship and financial aid programs that improve the outcomes of students from diverse backgrounds in legally sustainable ways.
A new report released by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) discusses overall student loan delinquency and default rates, and which students are more likely to struggle with loan repayment.
Third Way recently published a report by Nick Hillman that discusses how geography influences postsecondary educational opportunities. According to the report, 24 percent of the nation’s 124 commuting zones are education deserts: geographic locations where residents have little-to-no access to nearby public colleges.
A recent report by Strada Education Network and Gallup discusses employment, income, and other differences among those with a certificate or certification, but no degree, compared with those lacking a postsecondary credential.
The Second Chance College Program at the University of Baltimore (UB) provides access to higher education to incarcerated individuals at the Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland, with the aim to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for educational and employment success.