The Civil Rights Project: How Higher Education Policy Impacts Students of Color

The Civil Rights Project hosted a policy briefing Sept. 25 on new scholarly analyses of present and proposed federal higher education policy and the potential impact on students of color.

New USC Report Grades Level of Equity for Black Students by State and Institution

A report recently released by the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center focuses on the level of equity for black students in each state and their four-year, non-specialized, public postsecondary institutions, using four equity indicators: representation, gender, completion, and black student-to-black faculty ratio.

Ed Trust Report Provides Framework for Equitable Free College Programs

A new Education Trust report responds to the recent wave of state “free college” programs with an equity-minded critique of free-college programs’ designs.

Your Vote, Your Voice Provides Resources for College Students, Institutions

As the 2018 November midterm elections draw closer, college students and campuses can turn to Your Vote, Your Voice as a one-stop comprehensive resource for get-out-the-vote initiatives.

Faces of Dreamers: Daniela Gaona, Johns Hopkins University

Lack of funds nearly kept Daniela Gaona from achieving her dream of attending graduate school at Johns Hopkins University (MD) for a degree in mental health counseling, as dreamers are ineligible for federal financial aid or even state aid in some states. But emergency aid from her institution arrived just in time.

A Comparison of Education Worldwide: OECD’s Education at a Glance 2018 Report

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has released its Education at a Glance 2018 report, which discusses educational indicators ranging from early childhood to doctoral education. In the realm of higher education, the report covers topics related to attainment, access, institutional expenditures, and workforce development, among others.

Report Examines Outcomes of Hispanic-Serving Institution Graduates

The report, produced by Excelencia in Education in partnership with Strada Education Network and Gallup, analyzes interviews with 14,320 college graduates who received their degrees between 2000 and 2017 from 12 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) participating in the Excelencia in Action (E-Action) network.

New Guide Helps Colleges Choose a Predictive Analytics Vendor

Especially for institutions that lack the resources to develop their own tools, partnering with vendors experienced in analytics is a common way to gain access to the tools and services necessary to optimize the use of data. However, there are a number of factors to consider when selecting a vendor, according to a recent report from New America.

New Report Looks at Undocumented Student Resource Centers Across the Country

With support from the UndocuScholars Project at University of California at Los Angeles, a new study examines undocumented student resource centers in the United States. The research brief discusses major findings, common resources offered by USRCs, and the implications these resource centers have on policy, staff, and institutions as a whole.

USC Releases Report on Initiative for Improvement in STEM Learning Environments

A recent report from the University of Southern California’s Pullias Center for Higher Education summarizes the key findings from an AAU initiative guiding academic departments to use student-centered, evidence-based teaching as a way to improve undergraduate science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) education

New Book on Public Scholarship in Higher Education Focuses on Equity and Access

A recently published book, Envisioning Public Scholarship for Our Time, discusses the importance of ensuring that public scholarship reaches those at the ground level where it can have the largest impact on stakeholders, especially marginalized communities.

Faces of Dreamers: Jorge Mendez Barcelo, Woodbury University

Jorge Mendez Barcelo is a Dreamer with ambition. He has already earned a master’s degree in business administration from Woodbury University (CA) and started his own tax consultancy business. Now he has his sights set on law school.