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NACUA to Hold Workshop on Higher Education Discrimination Law

The National Association of College and University Attorneys will host a workshop April 3-5 in Seattle titled “The Ever-Evolving Field of Higher Education Discrimination Law: What You Need to Know Now.”

AASCU Releases Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2019

AASCU has released its top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2019. The brief predicts a more optimistic state policy landscape in 2019 due to factors such as strong state revenue forecasts, but also notes higher education also may face intense competition for state resources and the prospect of an economic downturn.

Strada and Gallup Survey Examines College Experiences Connected to Confidence in Job Success

A recent survey of 32,000 undergraduate students conducted by Strada Education Network and Gallup looks at how college experiences affect students’ confidence in their preparedness for the job market.

Federal Reserve Issue Briefs Look at Impact of Student Borrowing on Home Ownership, Rural Students

The inaugural issue of the Federal Reserve’s new series of briefs, Consumer & Community in Context, features two articles on student loans.

Excelencia in Education Seeks Nominations for Best Practices in Latino Student Success

Excelencia in Education will begin accepting nominations Jan. 29 for this year’s Examples of Excelencia, the only national effort to recognize evidence-based practices to increase Latino student success in higher education.

Grapevine Survey Shows Some Improvement in State Funding for Higher Education

Results from the annual Grapevine survey of state support for higher education show a slight improvement in funding levels for FY 2018-19.

Faces of Dreamers: Carlos Mendez-Durantes and Other Scientists

Carlos Mendez-Durantes is a PhD student and Ford Foundation fellow studying cancer treatments at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California. As a DACA recipient, Mendez-Durantes and other researchers like him face an uncertain future when it comes to continuing their studies.

Research Brief: Program Success at Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions

A Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions research brief discusses insights from four program directors to support others along the various stages of the Higher Education Opportunity Act’s Title III AANAPISI grant timeline.

New From NCES: What Parents and Students Expect for Highest Education Level

The National Center for Education Statistics has released a new brief discussing how parent and student educational expectations have changed over time.

Education Commission of the States Releases Policy Snapshot of Career and Technical Education

A report released this month by the Education Commission of the States highlights recent state legislation enacted to prepare secondary students for postsecondary programs in career and technical education.

GAO Report Highlights Food Insecurity Among College Students

In response to a 2017 request from Senate Democrats at the behest of Bunker Hill Community College, the U.S. Government Accountability Office launched a study to better understand food insecurity among college students.

Increasing Representation of Underrepresented Groups Among STEM Faculty Members

Just as important as creating interest in STEM among students is achieving a more diverse STEM faculty. Having more role models can help students better imagine a similar career trajectory for themselves. Suzanna Rose of Florida International University looks at how institutions can pursue equity and representation among their faculty.