Supporting College Students Through a Public Health Crisis: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey

In the fall of 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast, significantly affecting 13 million people in states throughout the region. Ruth M. López and Vincent D. Carales of the University of Houston look at what colleges can learn from Hurricane Harvey to address student mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Community College Snapshot

The American Association of Community Colleges recently released its Fast Facts 2020 snapshot.

Equity in Career AND Technical Education

MDRC has published a brief following a review of community college Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview With Thuy Thi Nguyen

The Let’s Talk About Race interview series captures the voices of prominent higher education scholars and leaders as they share their perspectives and experiences on race and ethnicity in higher education. Read the latest conversation with Thuy Thi Nguyen, president of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California.

FBI Report Addresses Hacking in Online Classes and Other Meetings

Tthere has been a significant uptick in reports of conference disruptions by individuals posting pornographic or hate images and using threatening language. In light of these security concerns, the FBI has sent out a press release on how to use the platform more securely.

Survey Studies College and University Student Affairs Officers’ Perceptions

Inside Higher Ed released findings from a recent survey of higher education institutions to better understand the perceptions and practices of university student affairs officers on key issues including student mental health, race relations and diversity on campus, hunger and homelessness on campus, free speech, sexual assault, Greek life, and athletics.

Guideposts for the COVID-19 Learning Transition

COVID-19 is pressing millions of students and faculty into an experiment in teaching and learning that has implications for a new form of college-going that may transform our understanding of higher education. ACE’s Louis Soares writes that our knowledge of how students learn can help us figure out how to move forward.

Exploring the Future of Teaching and Learning

A report published by EDUCAUSE examines major trends, new technologies, and emerging practices that might shape the future of teaching and learning.

Value of Prior Learning Assessment Policies for Colleges

A recent report from the Association of Community College Trustees highlights the impact of prior learning assessment (PLA) policies for colleges.

Student Engagement Steadily Increasing

Results from the spring 2019 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) suggest positive increases in student engagement on campuses nationally.

Examining the Disparities in High School Diplomas

Using New York’s 2018-19 high school graduation rate data, a policy brief published by the New York Equity Coalition examines how the use of alternative “4+1” diploma pathways may lead to disparities in students’ access to advanced opportunities.