State Failure To Plan Sets Up Students To Fail

A new issue brief released by Ithaka S+R argues states should prioritize developing coherent policy agendas for higher education funding, in order to maximize efficient use of appropriated and increasingly limited taxpayer funds, while also improving a range of student outcomes.

The Impact of DACA and Its Impending Status on Recipients

In a recent article published by the Center for American Progress (CAP), Tom Wong and collaborators published the results of a survey on the economic and educational outcomes of individuals protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

Basic Needs Insecurity Among College Students

Title: College and University Basic Needs Insecurity: A National #RealCollege Survey Report  Source: The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice (Hope Center)  Authors: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Christine Baker-Smith, Vanessa Coca, Elizabeth Looker, and Tiffani Williams A report published by the Hope Center documents college students’ access to affordable food and housing. Findings from this report… Read more »

Webinar: Navigating the Legal Issues of Residence Hall Life

ACE is co-sponsoring an upcoming webinar presented by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) on “Navigating the Legal Issues of Residence Hall Life.” The event, slated for Aug. 15 from 12-2 p.m. EDT, will look at best practices for addressing common legal issues as colleges and universities re-open their residence halls to… Read more »

New Report: Education Deserts Limit Educational Opportunity

Third Way recently published a report by Nick Hillman that discusses how geography influences postsecondary educational opportunities. According to the report, 24 percent of the nation’s 124 commuting zones are education deserts: geographic locations where residents have little-to-no access to nearby public colleges.

We Are All Complicit in the College Admissions Scandal

In wake of the recent college admissions scandal, former Tulane President Scott Cowen writes that it’s time to own up to our mistakes, close admissions loopholes, and rethink what it means to be elite.

Education Design Lab White Paper Proposes Learner Revolution

A recent white paper discusses how the current system of postsecondary education fails to meet the needs of the many of today’s college students, and provides considerations for a Learner Revolution, to reimagine the system in which students are prepared for professional success.

Student Initiative Makes Sure a Generation of Refugees Receives an Education

The No Lost Generation Student Initiative founded at George Washington University aims to ensure that a generation of displaced youth is not deprived of the universal right to education.

Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research Releases Findings From 2018 Survey of Student Engagement

Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research recently released findings from the 2018 National Survey of Student Engagement. With nearly 290,000 student respondents from 511 institutions, the report sheds light on how colleges and universities are preparing students for the workforce.

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.

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.

FSU Launches Interactive Toolkit to Bolster Student Mental Health

Florida State University launched a program this fall for all incoming freshman and transfer students to help them adjust to and thrive at college. The interactive, multimedia Student Resilience Project is an evidence-informed toolkit designed to strengthen student emotional and academic coping skills.