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.

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.

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.

The Impact of the Dual Pandemic on Black, Indigenous and Students of Color

New research from The Steve Fund Crisis Response Task Force explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student well-being, specifically for students of color.

What We Know About Enrollment Changes in the Time of COVID-19

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has launched a series called Stay Informed, which examines how enrollment has shifted as a result of COVID-19 and compares enrollment data for May through July 2020 with enrollment data from the last two years.

One in Five Students Experienced Food Insecurity During COVID-19

The Student Experience in the Research University Consortium surveyed college students enrolled in large public research universities on their experiences with food insecurity from May through mid-July 2020. Read the results in a new report.

Four Misconceptions About International Students in the U.S.

Policies and practices that make international students and scholars feel unwelcome are just part of the problem for this population during stressful times. Another is the myths such policies that reinforce a generally unwelcoming climate in this country, write Haelim Chun and Jung Hyun Choi.

When Pandemics End

Planning for the 2021–22 academic year gives us all a chance to open academic doors wider than ever before. And so far, no pandemic has caused us to do otherwise, writes Allan E. Goodman, president and CEO of the Institute of International Education.

Lessons Learned from Rural Community Colleges’ Response to COVID-19

An array of challenges have shaped the response of rural community colleges to COVID-19. Yet an informal survey of rural institutions indicates that this is not a story of defeat, but one of creativity and commitment.

Teaching for Social Solidarity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Time of COVID-19

Teaching during the pandemic is demonstrating that the challenges from COVID-19 go beyond the drastic health and economic consequences we are confronting—they are also social. The primary lesson is simple: in a time of physical distancing, social solidarity is more important than ever.

Webinar to Address Census Operation Update to Ensure Count of Displaced Students

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers will host a webinar May 28 in which representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau will provide an update on the Bureau’s modified operations for the 2020 Census.

Survival to Transformation: Navigating Fiscal Distress During COVID-19

The challenge ahead for higher education is unprecedented, and the typical solutions won’t sustain our institutions. If we can’t go back to what we used to be before COVID-19, we must instead evolve to something better, writes ACE’s Philip Rogers.