Faces of Dreamers: Daniela Gaona, Johns Hopkins University

Lack of funds nearly kept Daniela Gaona from achieving her dream of attending graduate school at Johns Hopkins University (MD) for a degree in mental health counseling, as dreamers are ineligible for federal financial aid or even state aid in some states. But emergency aid from her institution arrived just in time.

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.

Report Examines Outcomes of Hispanic-Serving Institution Graduates

The report, produced by Excelencia in Education in partnership with Strada Education Network and Gallup, analyzes interviews with 14,320 college graduates who received their degrees between 2000 and 2017 from 12 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) participating in the Excelencia in Action (E-Action) network.

New Guide Helps Colleges Choose a Predictive Analytics Vendor

Especially for institutions that lack the resources to develop their own tools, partnering with vendors experienced in analytics is a common way to gain access to the tools and services necessary to optimize the use of data. However, there are a number of factors to consider when selecting a vendor, according to a recent report from New America.

New Report Looks at Undocumented Student Resource Centers Across the Country

With support from the UndocuScholars Project at University of California at Los Angeles, a new study examines undocumented student resource centers in the United States. The research brief discusses major findings, common resources offered by USRCs, and the implications these resource centers have on policy, staff, and institutions as a whole.

USC Releases Report on Initiative for Improvement in STEM Learning Environments

A recent report from the University of Southern California’s Pullias Center for Higher Education summarizes the key findings from an AAU initiative guiding academic departments to use student-centered, evidence-based teaching as a way to improve undergraduate science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) education

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.

Faces of Dreamers: Jorge Mendez Barcelo, Woodbury University

Jorge Mendez Barcelo is a Dreamer with ambition. He has already earned a master’s degree in business administration from Woodbury University (CA) and started his own tax consultancy business. Now he has his sights set on law school.

Study Finds Financial Aid Increases Likelihood of Qualified Students Pursuing STEM Degrees

A recent study published from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice suggested that a major factor in a student’s decision not to pursue a STEM degree may come from a lack of financial resources.

The 2015 University of Missouri Protests and Their Lessons for Higher Education

In an effort to capture the experiences and lessons from the 2015 University of Missouri student protests, Ben Trachtenberg of the university’s School of Law has published the first scholarly article on the events, “The 2015 University of Missouri Protests and their Lessons for Higher Education Policy and Administration.”

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.

Why We Should Partner with Students to Address Campus Mental Health

Students know students, says Laura Horne, director of programs for Active Minds. Engaging them as equal partners in improving mental health on campus can make all the difference.