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2020 Survey of Admissions Leaders: A Mess of a Year

Inside Higher Ed.

September 21, 2020   Enrollment Management Trends, Research

This report contains results of the 2020 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Officials conducted in August 2020.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

NPR

September 18, 2020   Research

An overview of the legacy that Justice Ginsburg leaves behind, including the struggles she faced at Harvard and Columbia Law School as well as her tenure as a professor at Rutgers Law School. The article also includes a review of her most memorable decisions and dissenting opinions.

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How colleges can help vulnerable students in their pandemic response

Education Dive

August 26, 2020   Enrollment Management Trends, Research, Student Success

The American College Health Association (ACHA) has offered recommendations relating to vulnerable campus populations and the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on people of color. The ACHA encourages universities and colleges to remain mindful of the social and racial biases that may appear in college branded messaging, as well as the impact the pandemic may have on those with disabilities.

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A Post-Pandemic Strategy for U.S. Higher Ed

Harvard Business Review

June 02, 2020   Enrollment Management Trends, Research

University leaders should not only look at short-term solutions for the quickening evolution of higher education delivery systems now that technology has matured. The authors discuss 3 different viable solutions for long-term adjustments that higher education leaders can make in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

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A nudge and a discount helped bring students back to college, study finds

Education Dive

January 16, 2020   Research

A study done at 5 community colleges in Florida has found that students are more likely to re-enroll if the schools reach out to “nudge” students via text message and providing course fee waivers. This was particularly true for students with lower GPAs, those who had a higher number of degree credits, and were older than traditional-aged students.

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College Completion Rates Are Up, But The Numbers Will Still Surprise You

NPR

March 13, 2019   Enrollment Management Trends, Research

The current average six-year completion rate for post-secondary institutions is 58.3%. While the numbers are up overall, they are far too low and can vary widely depending on the type of school. As the student body continues to diversify, colleges and universities need to examine how to best adapt to the changing needs of those enrolled.

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Common measures don’t address access to low-income students, report says

Education Dive

February 13, 2019   Enrollment Management Trends, Research

Accepted methods of measuring whether colleges and universities are providing access to low-income students don’t consider the unequal income distributions among the regions from which the institutions traditionally draw. Institutions in the tri-state area, for example, draw from in-state pools of students with higher income distributions compared to those in other areas of the country.

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More AP Success; Racial Gaps Remain

Inside Higher Ed

February 11, 2019   Admissions, Research

College Board has released data from the 2018 AP Exam. Just under 750,000 students earned a score of 3 or higher on at least one placement exam, a 5.4 percent raise from 2017. Though the percentage of underrepresented students earning at least one 3 increased at a faster rate than white students, the data released shows continued equity gaps in the program.

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Slight Dip in Ph.D.s Conferred

Inside Higher Ed

December 10, 2018   Research, Student Success

The number of doctorate degrees awarded in 2017 decreased to 54,664 from 54,862. Although the number of science and engineering degrees has increased, the number of non-science and engineering degrees has decreased. More interesting date patterns are explored in the number and type of doctorate degrees earned.

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Land-Grant Universities for the Future

Inside Higher Ed

November 28, 2018   Research

E. Gordon Gee and Stephen M. Gavazzi, discuss topics from their book, Land-Grant Universities for the Future: Higher Education for the Public Good. Key topics include the 1862 federal law, the Morrill Act, and how some land-grant universities have become internationally prominent research universities.

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