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Meeting the Funding Needs of Community Colleges

A new report by The Century Foundation discusses the true cost of community college education, current funding gaps, and the steps policymakers can take to overcome those gaps.

CUPA-HR Releases Annual Report on Administrators in Higher Education

CUPA-HR recently released its annual report on administrators in higher education highlighting key data on a variety of individual characteristics including gender, race and ethnicity, faculty status, and salary.

Mental Health and Post-traditional Learners

Post-traditional learners are often expected to adjust their own lives and schedules to campus life and services, including in the area of mental health. But it is equally important that campus services and culture are adjusted to better serve this growing group of students and their unique needs.

Report: Is the University Next Door the Way to Upward Mobility?

The American Enterprise Institute investigated factors that might explain such variation in mobility rates in their latest report, “Is the University Next Door the Way to Upward Mobility?” Taking a specific look at comprehensive universities, public institutions that primarily enroll students who live near the campus, AEI reveals upward mobility ranges from around 30 percent to over 70 percent at competitive schools and less selective schools.

The Practices of Freedom: Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom, and Shared Governance

In the wake of President Trump’s recent executive order on campus free speech, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia gives a timely review of higher education’s commitment to the First Amendment and the mutually inclusive nature of free expression and inclusion.

Faculty Salaries Up Slightly for 2019, Report Shows

Analyzing data from approximately 850 higher education institutions on nearly 260,000 faculty members nationwide, the new faculty survey from CUPA-HR found the median salary increase for all faculty over the past year was 1.67 percent.

State Higher Ed Funding Halfway Back to Pre-recession Levels

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association recently released their annual State Higher Education Finance report, which finds that state and local higher education funding has recovered only partially from the 2008 recession.

Faces of Dreamers: Mariana Sarmiento Hernández, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mariana Sarmiento Hernández is using her experience as an undocumented student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to carve a path for others in a similar situation as the resource coordinator for the Office of Diversity Initiatives.

Lumina Tracks Progress Toward 60 Percent Degree Attainment Goal

The Lumina Foundation has released this year’s edition of their A Stronger Nation report, tracking progress toward their goal of 60 percent of adults holding a high-quality postsecondary credential.

PEN America Releases Report on Campus Free Speech

Informed largely by four convenings held at campuses that have experienced incidents related to free speech, a recent report released by PEN America discusses challenges that institutions have when confronted with divisive or harmful speech.

Commitment to “Culture of Continuous Improvement” Needed to Make Data Work to Improve Student Outcomes

The Institute for College Access and Success has published a report that attempts to understand how colleges and universities can best drive student success through data and evidence.

Century Foundation Report Examines Instructional Spending at Colleges

A recent report from The Century Foundation examines how instructional expenditures at higher education institutions might be measured to better inform students about quality.