Boosting Student Belonging: Four Strategies Inside and Outside the Classroom

Research has shown that students’ feelings of belonging have a positive impact on their academic performance, persistence, program completion, and overall well-being. Expanding on the existing body of research in this field, Tyton Partners’ latest publication, Listening to Learners, explores strategies for colleges and their stakeholders to enhance students’ sense of belonging, both inside and outside the classroom.

New Report Looks at Structural Barriers to Postdoctoral Scholar Success

A recent report from the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) found postdoctoral scholars are facing structural issues within their positions resulting in “some negative impact” on their personal and professional lives.

New Report Examines Demand for Degree Programs

EducationDynamics recently released the 2022 edition of its annual report on the demand for degree programs among college students and the labor market. The report analyzed over 3,000 degree and certificate programs offered by more than 300 accredited colleges and universities across the country.

Meeting Gen Z: Avoiding the Demographic Cliff and Preparing for Their Future

Colleges must understand and respond both to the concerns and needs of Gen Z and the evolving demands of the marketplace—and do it fast—or they will fail, writes Allegheny College President Hilary Link.

ACHA Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots, Updates Pandemic Guidelines for Colleges and Universities

As the fall semester drew to a close last year and the omicron variant spread across the country, the American College Health Association renewed its recommendation that colleges and universities should require the COVID-19 vaccination for all on-campus students, and added that institutions should also mandate booster shots for students, faculty, and staff.

Study Finds Students Had Record-Breaking Turnout During the 2020 Presidential Election

A recently released report from The Institute for Democracy in Higher Education’s (IDHE) National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) finds an increase in voter turnout among college students during the 2020 presidential election compared to 2016

How Higher Ed Leaders Can Manage Campus Policing

Increased attention to police brutality and violence against Black Americans in recent years has led to an uptick in student-led activism on college campuses. In response, the University of Southern California Pullias Center for Higher Education released a guide for institutional leaders on managing campus policing.

Teaching for Social Solidarity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Time of COVID-19

Teaching during the pandemic is demonstrating that the challenges from COVID-19 go beyond the drastic health and economic consequences we are confronting—they are also social. The primary lesson is simple: in a time of physical distancing, social solidarity is more important than ever.

Student Engagement Steadily Increasing

Results from the spring 2019 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) suggest positive increases in student engagement on campuses nationally.

Comprehensive Support Programs Boost Community College Completion Rates

MDRC’s recent study suggests that comprehensive support programs boosted community college completion rates in Ohio.

African American Borrowers Face Student Loan Crisis

Using recently released data from the U.S. Department of Education, a new brief from the Center for American Progress highlights the student loan crisis facing African American borrowers.

Challenges Faced by Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Students in Higher Education

A report published by Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholars documents enrollment trends and educational attainment outcomes among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) students in higher education.