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Harney, John O.; Weise, Michelle – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Michelle Weise is senior vice president for workforce strategies and chief innovation officer at Strada Education Network. Weise is a higher education expert who specializes in innovation and connections between higher education and the workforce. She built and led Sandbox ColLABorative at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and the higher…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Educational Trends
Harney, John O.; Thomas, Nancy – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Nancy Thomas is director of the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. In the Question & Answers (Q&A) presented in this article, New England Journal of Higher Education (NEJHE) Executive Editor John O. Harney asks Thomas about her insights on higher education, citizen…
Descriptors: Democracy, Higher Education, Citizen Participation, Elections
Salomon-Fernandez, Yves – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
College completion matters, especially from the perspective of equity. Who finishes, how long it takes them, how much they benefit economically and how their citizenship benefits local communities all "matter." This is especially true of knowledge-driven, innovation economies in New England. For Massachusetts--a state that ranks third…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Futures (of Society), Equal Education, Access to Education
Gross, Karen – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
There have been articles about the competitiveness of elite colleges and universities and the need to provide courses or partial courses or seminars in failure. The idea is legitimizing failure; it happens to everyone after all. But, since some college students have never experienced failure, the colleges need to include instruction on how to…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Educational Certificates, College Students, Colleges
O'Hara, Ross E. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
As higher education becomes available to many who never before had access, more students than ever are forced to choose between meeting their basic needs and the costs of attending college. While institutions devise strategic solutions to avert this burgeoning crisis, one avenue of support that many students are not taking advantage of is the…
Descriptors: College Students, Food, Hunger, Federal Programs
Reidel, Jon; Dalton, Rick – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
As an unprecedented number of colleges and universities close their doors forever while others struggle to survive, a deep pool of prospective students--and the key to accessing them--is hiding in plain sight. Students from rural America attend college at lower rates (59%) than their urban (62%) and suburban (67%) counterparts and comprise only…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas
Harney, John O. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The 2019 "Education Next" Poll found 60% of Americans endorse the idea of making public four-year colleges free, and 69% want free public two-year colleges. There are also critics of free college schemes. They include some families who had to scrimp and save for their children to earn degrees. The "New England Journal of Higher…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Tuition, Fees
Lynch, Caitrin – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
With all the discussion about what best prepares students for work and life, two candidates are interdisciplinary thinking and international awareness. This summer, exactly 30 years after the author graduated from college, her favorite professor at Bates College retired, which led her to think about her own early experiences with these ways of…
Descriptors: Memory, Reflection, Educational Anthropology, College Faculty
Harney, John O.; Grant, Mary K. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
In this Q&A, NEJHE Executive Editor John O. Harney asks Mary K. Grant, president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, about the institute's work connecting postsecondary education to citizenship and upcoming elections.
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Elections, Democracy, Citizenship Education
Desmond, Charles; Jorling, Thomas C.; Wachterhauser, Kier – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Nonprofit institutions with large endowments have been facing challenges from various stakeholders contesting the management of their investment portfolios. While these challenges are most commonly associated with institutions of higher education, pension funds and private foundations will increasingly face similar challenges regarding how the…
Descriptors: Endowment Funds, Investment, Climate, Energy
Fogg, Neeta; Harrington, Paul; Khatiwada, Ishwar – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The federally financed GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program) was organized two decades ago with the purpose of increasing high school completion and college enrollment among low-income students. The College Crusade of Rhode Island's GEAR UP program was designed as a long-term effort to buttress student success…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Readiness, Program Effectiveness, State Programs
Demetry, Chrysanthe; Long Lingo, Elizabeth; Skorinko, Jeanine – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The goals of higher education--engaging the hearts and minds of our next generation, advancing novel and pragmatic solutions to the most pressing local and global problems--call for great passion and skill. That's not the whole formula, though. Diversity performs its own powerful role. College faculties that represent a diversity of expertise,…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), College Faculty, Tenure, Nontenured Faculty
DeCiccio, Al – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The former provost of Southern Vermont College (SVC) highlights the work of Greg Winterhalter, Sarah Nosek, Lynda Sinkiewich, Eric Despard, and Jennifer Nelson at SVC. He notes that SVC has left an indelible mark on higher education and in all those who have played a role advancing its noble mission.
Descriptors: Administrators, College Administration, Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty
Fogel, Anna – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Community colleges offer an important pathway to the middle class. However, many students fall off the path along the way; almost half of students drop out and only 38% complete a degree within eight years, according to an analysis by Preston Cooper of the American Enterprise Institute. These statistics are even worse for at-risk, minority and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Paying for College
Fogg, Neeta; Harrington, Paul; Khatiwada, Ishwar – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The earnings advantages to adults with more schooling are well-documented. High school graduates typically have higher earnings than high school dropouts, and those with a bachelor's degree have higher earnings than both groups. Furthermore, as the job content of the nation's economy has shifted in a way that generally favors those with more…
Descriptors: Wages, Educational Attainment, Education Work Relationship, Dropout Prevention
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