A Comparison of Education Worldwide: OECD’s Education at a Glance 2018 Report

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has released its Education at a Glance 2018 report, which discusses educational indicators ranging from early childhood to doctoral education. In the realm of higher education, the report covers topics related to attainment, access, institutional expenditures, and workforce development, among others.

ACE at 100: Increasing Access Through the American College Application Campaign

In 2005, a North Carolina high school hosted an event called College Application Day, with the goal of having every senior complete and submit at least one college application. The program soon spread statewide, reaching underserved students and by 2011, ACE President Molly Corbett Broad advocated scaling the program nationwide.

 

New Book on Public Scholarship in Higher Education Focuses on Equity and Access

A recently published book, Envisioning Public Scholarship for Our Time, discusses the importance of ensuring that public scholarship reaches those at the ground level where it can have the largest impact on stakeholders, especially marginalized communities.

MSIs Are a Viable Path up the Economic Ladder

New data show that minority serving institutions are transforming the lives and income mobility of students of color and students from low-income backgrounds—in many cases, at rates exceeding that of non-MSIs.

West Chester University Opens Doors to Students With Intellectual Disabilities

West Chester University (PA) is launching a pilot program this fall for students with intellectual disabilities to pursue a full college experience. The Real Achievement Matters (RAM) initiative will provide the opportunity for students to learn, live, and interact with others on campus, while supporting and accommodating their needs.

ASU Connects to Hispanic Students Through Mother-Daughter Program

Arizona State University created the Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program, an early-outreach program for middle and high school students, in 1984 knowing that one of the best ways to encourage young Latinas and other first-generation students to pursue college was to involve the family.

Success of Part-Time Community College Students is Important, EAB Reports

EAB recently released a report that reveals the growing importance of the success part-time students who are attending community colleges.

Drexel University Initiative Helps Families in Poverty Break Barriers to Savings and Employment

Drexel serves its surrounding community through the Building Wealth and Health Network, which helps families on welfare develop financial empowerment and build savings, while addressing the traumas and that accompany poverty. Founded by Drexel University professor and expert on hunger Mariana Chilton, the Network serves caregivers of young children, mostly women, who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

ACE2018: Student Success, Attainment, and Equity—International Lessons

During ACE2018, the session “Student Success, Attainment, and Equity: International Lessons” sponsored by Lumina Foundation, brought together university leaders from Canada, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States to compare innovative policies and programs shown to improve rates of success and degree attainment, particularly among traditionally underserved student populations.

ACE2018: How Effective Instruction Maximizes the Impact of Other Student Success Initiatives

At a session titled, “The Future of Teaching Across American Higher Education” at ACE2018, higher education leaders discussed efforts to improve student outcomes dependent on effective teaching, including the relationship between the first-year experience, the use of high-impact practices, career readiness, and the quality of classroom instruction.

Salem State University Shrinks Graduation Gap for Latino Students

Salem State University has made it a priority to increase the chances of success for their Latino students, a demographic particularly at risk of not finishing their degrees. Recently recognized by The Education Trust as one of the top-ten performing institutions in this endeavor, Salem State has used a variety of approaches to provide an environment of support and close the achievement gap.

CUNY Black Male Initiative Partners With Birthright Africa to Connect Students to Their Heritage

The CUNY Black Male Initiative (BMI), among its many programs that support underrepresented students, has cosponsored a trip with Birthright Africa for students to explore their cultural roots and meet other members of the African diaspora.