Check out HERI’s new study on University Faculty.

On April 14, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

Undergraduate Teaching Faculty: The 2010–2011 HERI Faculty Survey. A report from the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA which summarizes a national survey given to University faculty, looking at issues such as stress, race and gender, pedagogical practices and part-time faculty issues.

Cost and Finanicial Aid Increasingly Influencing Student’s Choice of College

On March 8, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From a UCLA annual freshman survey, the Higher Education Research Institute has found that the cost of tuition and financial aid is no longer affecting students after college, rather affecting choices of where to go and what to be. Find the study on The Chronicle.

Now student debt is not just hurting students

On March 5, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

At the end of 2003, American students and graduates owed just $253 billion in aggregate debt; by the end of 2013, American students’ debt had ballooned to a total of $1.08 trillion, an increase of over 300% Read more in the TIME article; Student Loans Are Ruining Your Life. Now They’re Ruining the Economy Too

OECD finds Project Based Learning Effective

On January 22, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

New report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development examines evidence for the effectiveness of project-based learning compared with traditional approaches in higher education learning. Find the full report here. 

Almanac of Higher Education 2013

On November 7, 2013, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From the Chronicle of Education comes a comprehensive list of data and analysis on the state of Higher Education for 2013. Find it here.

School Poverty — More than Race — Affects Students’ College-Going, Study Finds

On October 15, 2013, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

High-poverty schools sent significantly fewer graduates to college in 2012 than higher-income schools, regardless of the schools’ geographic location or racial makeup, according to a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Yet in the long-term, more students may be making it to college than previously realized. Find the accompany article and study here. […]

Recent Changes to Postsecondary Governance

On October 3, 2013, in Higher Education, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

Postsecondary Governance Recent Changes,  between 2011 and 2013, five states transformed their postsecondary governance systems: California, Connecticut, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington. California disbanded its coordinating board, while the other four states modified the scope and roles of their coordinating boards. This document provides a brief summary of the governance reforms and links to relevant […]

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