Noncredit Learners Comprised One-Third of Community College Enrollees

An early review of workforce programs across 127 community colleges reports that 28 percent of students enrolled in 2019 were noncredit learners taking coursework to meet industry needs.

NASEM Report on Supporting Student Mental Health and Well-being

A recent report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) presents findings from their recent research on “Mental Health, Substance Use, and Wellbeing in Higher Education: Supporting the Whole Student”, which includes 10 recommendations to further improve these efforts.

Innovating Transfer Through Regional Partnerships: Houston Guided Pathways to Success

Regional partnerships between two- and four-year institutions, like Houston GPS, are increasingly a critical means to bolster transfer and degree completion. Starting with seven institutions, it has grown to include 13 two- and four-year institutions with an aggregate enrollment of more than 300,000 students in the Houston-Gulf Coast region.

Regional Data-sharing Agreements: The Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database

Higher education is increasingly embracing the use of big data to increase and assess the effectiveness of institutional policies and practices and to drive needed change. The Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database (CFEED) offers one promising model for regional data-sharing agreements that can increase educational attainment.

Innovating the Transfer Pipeline Through Regional Partnerships

Collaboration between two-year sending and four-year receiving institutions is key to improving community college student transfer and graduation rates. The Central Florida Educational Ecosystem Database and Houston Guided Pathway to Success are two innovative models for achieving this goal.

Fall 2020 International Student Enrollment Snapshot

A recent report by the Institute of the International Education (IIE) examines international student enrollment trends based on data from over 700 U.S. higher education institutions.

A Proposed Federal Student Level Data Network

Two pieces of pending legislation propose the creation of a federal postsecondary student-level data network.

COVID-19 Poses Disparate Effects and Mental Health Challenges on College Faculty

Speaking to greater trends surrounding caretaker responsibilities, COVID-19 transmissions, and pre-existing dynamics within academia, the pandemic appears to have disproportionately impacted women, Black, brown, gay, nonbinary, and disabled faculty.

Outcomes for 2008 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients 10 years After Graduation

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics provides insight into results from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/18), which examines employment and educational experiences of 2008 baccalaureate graduates.

California Dashboard Provides Data on College Opportunity, Employment, and Quality of Life

A new dashboard and accompanying report from California Competes highlights data on college access, employment, and prosperity indicators, which include cost of rent, student debt, commute times, and business deserts.

Refocusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During the Pandemic and Beyond: Lessons from a Community of Practice

As the pandemic continues exacerbating the effects of structural barriers that communities of color face in our country, now is the time to commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion work and make a true difference in the lives of our students and campus communities. Auburn’s Taffye Benson Clayton writes about the work of ACE’s community of practice on DEI.

Webinar: Legal and Practical Issues in Charitable Gifts to Colleges and Universities

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) will present a webinar Jan. 27 on “Are You a Good Gift or a Bad Gift? Legal and Practical Issues in Charitable Gifts to Colleges and Universities.”