NBER Paper Explores How Cost of Instruction Varies by Field of Study

A recent working paper titled “Why is Math Cheaper than English? Understanding Cost Differences in Higher Education” released by The National Bureau of Economic Research analyzes department-level data to explore how the costs of postsecondary instruction vary across different fields of study.

Veterans Education Success Report Examines Veterans’ Completion Rates

A recent report released by Veterans Education Success examined the factors surrounding postsecondary degree completion of student veterans including rate of completion, use of GI Bill benefits, and time-to-degree.

Paper Studies Effects of Default Option on Student Loan Repayment

Findings from a recent NBER working paper suggest that as many as one in four student borrowers are enrolled in the federal standard repayment plan—and exposed to the risk of loan default—because it is the default repayment option.

Defining and Practicing Deep Civility on College Campuses

Dialogue around the future of open expression on campuses requires us to think beyond surface expressions of civility. The University of Missouri’s Ashley Woodson looks at the idea of deep civility, which demands radically empathetic regard for others in shared spaces.

NACUA Webinar: What You Need to Know About the Proposed Title IX Regulations

The Department of Education’s proposed rule on Title IX sexual assault was published in the Federal Register Nov. 29, marking the official start of the 60-day comment period. NACUA will present a webinar this Thursday, Dec. 13, to discuss the major features of the draft rule and take questions from participate about its potential impact.

Brookings Report Highlights Worrisome Trends Among Parents Who Borrow Money for Kids’ College

A new Brookings report discusses trends among parents who take out Parent PLUS loans to support their children through college.

Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research Releases Findings From 2018 Survey of Student Engagement

Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research recently released findings from the 2018 National Survey of Student Engagement. With nearly 290,000 student respondents from 511 institutions, the report sheds light on how colleges and universities are preparing students for the workforce.

Access and Diversity Collaborative to Hold Webinar on the Year in Federal Non-Discrimination Law In Higher Education

The College Board’s Access and Diversity Collaborative will host a webinar on Friday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. EST, on the 2018 Legal Landscape: Litigation and Agency Actions Regarding Federal Non-Discrimination Law in Higher Education.

New Report Finds Minority Students Face Equity Gap at Certain Public Institutions

A recent report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce asserts that admissions practices and growing funding gaps are splitting the public higher education system into two unequal tracks separated by race.

Female Department Chairs Help Narrow Gender Gaps for Faculty and Students

A new working paper by Princeton University’s Andrew Langan provides evidence on the effects of female department chairs on workforce composition, gender pay gap, and academic department promotion.

Crisis Planning: How to Prepare for Free Speech Conflicts on Campus

Traevena Byrd, vice president and general counsel at American University (DC), discusses the legal obligations college and university leaders need to consider when controversial speakers come to campus—and the importance of working with your office of legal counsel.

Roosevelt Institute Report Examines Effects of Student Debt

The Roosevelt Institute published a report that looks at the effects of student debt in terms of whether earnings have increased with educational attainment, household wealth, labor market credentialization, and racial inequality.