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.

Brookings Report Highlights Strategies to Improve Completion Rates at Community Colleges

A recent Brookings report takes aim at the structural and motivational barriers that inhibit persistence and completion among community college students.

When College Feels Like the End Rather Than the Beginning

Kelly Davis, director of peer advocacy at Mental Health America, looks at how college students are leading the way to change campus mental health. This post is the latest in our series on College Student Mental Health and Well-Being.

Economic Innovation Group Report Charts Varying Recovery From Recession Across the Country

A decade after the Great Recession, the Economic Innovation Group assesses the economic recovery of U.S. communities defined by zip codes, counties, cities, and congressional districts and ranks them from prosperous to distressed.

AAUP Report Documents Changing Tenure Trends in U.S. Higher Education

A recent report by the American Association of University Professors finds a decline in tenure-track positions at U.S. institutions, which could change the culture of higher education.

College Board Releases Annual Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid Reports

The College Board recently released its annual Trends in College Pricing and Trends in Student Aid reports for 2018. According to the pricing report, average published fees have increased, especially in the private nonprofit sector. To keep up, the student aid report revealed many institutions are moving to further supplement their students’ financial aid packages.

The Paradox of Free Speech in America Today

Sanford J. Ungar, president emeritus of Goucher College, former host of All Things Considered on NPR, and director of the Free Speech Project at Georgetown University describes the difficulty Americans and higher education institutions face today in figuring out what free speech means and how to implement it with reasonable, common-sense standards.

Infographic: College Presidents on Free Speech and Campus Inclusion

College leaders face the pressing challenge of managing the tensions between campus inclusion and freedom of expression. Download and share this infographic based on ACE’s recent survey of nearly 500 college and university presidents on their viewpoints on and experiences with these tensions.

Report Examines How High School Students and Parents Perceive Public College Cost

A new Stats in Brief report published by the National Center for Education Statistics describes how high school students and their parents perceive the cost of one year at an in-state public four-year college.

Policy Brief Highlights Consequences of Performance-based Higher Education Funding

Performance funding (PF) policies tie a portion of institutions’ state funding to measures of student access, retention, or completion. But a recent policy brief from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education suggests that some state PF policies have had unintended consequences in the two-year sector.

Faces of Dreamers: Linett Isela Lopez, University of Houston-Downtown

DACA status helped Linett Isela Lopez pursue her goal of working with disadvantaged elementary school students, but now her dream is at risk. Like many other Dreamers, she has bounced between hope and fear as the future of DACA remains in limbo.