Are Higher Education Institutions Preparing Students for Success?

A new Third Way report investigates whether U.S. postsecondary institutions are successful in educating and preparing students for the workforce.

Faces of Dreamers: Yanet Limon-Amado, Virginia Commonwealth University

When Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) senior Yanet Limon-Amado co-founded UndocuRams, a student organization advocating for undocumented students, she channeled her uncertainty into action.

Involuntary Withdrawal Policies: No Room for Mental Health Stereotypes in a Fair Process

Recent developments on campus have highlighted the importance of comprehensive, transparent involuntary withdrawal policies for students who pose a risk of self-harm. Attorney Amy C. Foerster discusses what higher education institutions should consider and how to incorporate principles established by the  Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

For Veterans Without Degrees Additional Certification Offers Benefits/Hope

A new Strada Education Network report captures the responses of about 30,000 veterans ages 18 to 64 on their educational experiences and attitudes. The report also details education outcomes and the benefits and challenges faced by veterans with a sub-baccalaureate certificate.

Beyond College Tuition: Urban Institute Looks at Other Factors Impacting College Affordability

The Urban Institute recently updated its Understanding College Affordability website with new data, allowing scholars to explore how affordability fluctuates based on a variety of factors including tuition, student characteristics, institutional type, financial aid, employment during and after college, and loan repayment.

It Begins with Difficult Conversations: How Community College Leaders Can Support Faculty-led Student Success Efforts

If community colleges want to make a difference in student persistence and attainment—and to make the improvement sustainable over time—these efforts must be led by those on campus who have the most frequent contact with students: the faculty. Carrie B. Kisker, a director of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges, looks at where to begin.

Heading Towards Last Place: New Report Documents Decline in U.S. Research Funding

A new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation provides an overview of the ongoing decline of federal and state funding for university research.

How to Design Workforce Strategies for Young People?

The Aspen Institute has released a toolkit for community leaders to use to diagnose changes in the nature and structure of work in their local economies.

NACUA Workshop on Building and Sustaining a Culture of Compliance and Ethics Scheduled for Nov. 13-15

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) will hold a continuing legal education workshop on “Building and Sustaining a Culture of Compliance and Ethics” Nov. 13-15 in Washington, DC.

Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce Looks at the Role of Privilege in Educational Attainment and Job Market Success

A new report released by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University examines unequal opportunities and the benefits of good jobs for White, Black, and Latinos between 1991 and 2016.

Increasing Access to Prepare for Jobs of the Future, According to a New Urban Institute Report

According to a new report from the Urban Institute, current changes in the economy and workforce call for action to maximize worker training and increase productivity and wages.

Making Informed Decisions in College

A report published by Complete College America documents the scope and implementation of the Purpose First strategy—an initiative aimed to help students identify a clear academic path, build early momentum, and make informed decisions about courses and careers throughout the their college journey.