Strategies in Improving Support For Graduate Student Mental Health and Well-Being

The Council of Graduate Schools and the Jed Foundation released a new report that highlights current graduate student mental health and well-being needs.

Highlights from CUPA-HR 2021 Administrators in Higher Education Annual Report

Recently, CUPA-HR released the results of a survey that includes 47,985 administrators in 202 positions in higher education institutions.

A Look Into Increasing Faculty Diversity

Title: Now Is the Time to Focus on Faculty Diversity Authors: Hannah Bartlebaugh, Ansley Abraham Faculty diversity is an ongoing topic of conversation and issue in higher education. According to the report from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), nearly 33 percent of undergraduate students are Black or Hispanic, yet only 9.5 percent of faculty identify with these groups. This report provides recommendations… Read more »

Provosts Report on Pandemic-Related Changes and Institutional Priorities

Inside Higher Ed and Hanover Research published results from their annual survey of provosts, which details trends for 183 respondents across public, private nonprofit, and for-profit institutions.

CUPA-HR Faculty Survey Captures Impact of COVID-19

CUPA-HR released a new report that provides insight into faculty by instructional program, tenure type, and rank.

Faculty Awareness, Receptiveness, and Self-Care in Addressing Student Mental Health

A survey piloted across 12 colleges and universities captured faculty perspectives on students’ mental and behavioral health.

Integrative Leadership Practices in Today’s World

A new report from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Institute at Rutgers University focuses on leadership skills needed in today’s society.

Let’s Remake Racially Unsafe STEM Educational Spaces

The time has come to make the structures, practices, and policies in STEM departments work better for underserved students, writes Vanderbilt professor Ebony McGee.

COVID-19 Poses Disparate Effects and Mental Health Challenges on College Faculty

Speaking to greater trends surrounding caretaker responsibilities, COVID-19 transmissions, and pre-existing dynamics within academia, the pandemic appears to have disproportionately impacted women, Black, brown, gay, nonbinary, and disabled faculty.

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.

Practical Alternatives to Tenure: Lessons Learned for Best Practice

Two experienced provosts discuss the the important role played by non-tenure-track faculty and why colleges should enhance their policies and expand the benefits for these appointments. The latest post in a series from the Association of Chief Academic Officers.

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.