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Category: Higher Education


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Pennsylvania higher ed system gives colleges tuition control

April 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The flexibility to set tuition is part of the three-phase redesign of Passhe, which has seen declining enrollment for the eighth-straight year, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Some colleges in the state have been harder hit than others; enrollment at […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Can Campus Tours in Virtual Reality Improve College Access?

April 1, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

What if high school students could tour college campuses across their state without ever leaving home? What if questions about the college application process or funding concerns could be addressed in real time at any hour of the day? These […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

As higher ed eyes adult learners, community colleges add supports

March 21, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Community colleges have historically been viewed as second fiddle to four-year institutions. But in recent years they have been pulled into the spotlight for being particularly well-positioned to meet growing demand among previously underserved markets of postsecondary students, namely adult […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Rutgers faculty and grads vote to authorize strike

March 20, 2019

Via: AFT News

Faculty and graduate employee members of Rutgers AAUP-AFT have voted to authorize a strike if contract negotiations continue to flounder. If the union goes on strike, this would be the first strike of faculty and graduate workers in the 253-year […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

College Admissions: Vulnerable, Exploitable, and to Many Americans, Broken

March 15, 2019

Via: NY Times

Standardized test scores are manufactured. Transcripts are made up. High-stakes admissions decisions are issued based on fabricated extracurricular activities, ghostwritten personal essays and the size of the check written by the parents of the applicant. American universities are often cast […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Colleges list priorities for Higher Education Act reauthorization

March 15, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The HEA was last reauthorized in 2008 and has since fallen off its pace of updates every few years, according to a review of the process and its current prospects by The Atlantic. Current cross-aisle talk among key legislators could […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Colleges rarely recruit students from rural high schools

March 14, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Attending college not only opens opportunities for students, it also opens economic opportunities for communities. This point was illustrated in Michigan when the state lost out on a second Amazon headquarters because it did not have enough college graduates. In […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Federal racketeering sting reveals ‘side door’ into elite colleges

March 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The indictment swept through the mainstream media like a hurricane on Tuesday — what with the cinematic cocktail of fabulously wealthy parents, the pull of exclusive universities, the sometimes-warped world of college athletics, hefty bribes and unsubtle efforts to game […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Which colleges spend the most tuition revenue on instruction?

March 4, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Years of tuition hikes have prompted students and their families to ask what, exactly, their money is buying. And while public colleges appear to give them the best value, state funding cuts have driven down the amount they can devote […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

How colleges are using back-end AI to save time

February 27, 2019

Via: Education Dive

North Carolina’s public community colleges had a problem. Although the system had a wealth of learning resources faculty members could use to develop their courses, there was no simple way to share and organize those materials across all 58 campuses. […]