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.

NPR Highlights Study Showing Student Loans May Boost Community College Student Attainment

A recent NPR segment highlights the benefits of college borrowing for community college students based on a study by Lesley J. Turner and Benjamin M. Marx.

Faces of Dreamers: Cynthia Torres, Missouri Southern State University

Cynthia Torres is a DACA recipient and founder of a student organization called The Friendly Immigrant at Missouri Southern State University, which brings together undocumented students and their allies to raise awareness and funds for DACA-recipient students.

CUPA-HR Releases 2018 Student Affairs Report

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources recently released their annual research brief that takes a close look at the profile of student affairs professionals and the challenges they face in their high touch roles on campus.

Cannabis and the College Campus: Considering the Impact on Students in a Changing Legal Climate

On Nov. 6, 2012, voters in Washington State joined voters in Colorado in passing legislation that legalized marijuana. Since then, eight other states and Washington, DC have passed similar bills. Jason R. Kilmer of the University of Washington looks at what legalization means for college campuses.

More Women Peers Helps Women Succeed in STEM, NBER Finds

A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper finds that women enrolled in STEM doctoral programs are more likely to persist and to graduate on time when women comprise a greater share of their student peers.

Higher Learning Advocates Report Explores Public Perception of College Students

A recent report by Higher Learning Advocates covers findings from a set of surveys around the perception of today’s college student.

NACUA Webinar on Handling Employee Separation Agreements

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) will hold a webinar Thursday, Nov. 8 on the legal, policy, and public relations issues campus legal counsel should consider when drafting and negotiating agreements involving the end of employment relationships.

Practicing Vigorous Civility

We are facing a crisis of speech in the United States, a turmoil over how to speak to each other across lines of difference. And nowhere is this strain more sharply felt than at colleges and universities, writes Frederick Lawrence.

Columbia University Faculty Equity Study Provides Trends and Recommendations

The Policy and Planning Committee of Columbia University released an equity study on university-wide and core division trends for faculty of color and women faculty based on online surveys, in-person interviews, and department- and university-level data.