Illinois sees a 29% percent drop in black student enrollment

Illinois colleges saw a 29% percent drop in black student enrollment between 2013 and 2018. Reported by Inside Higher Ed, these crisis-level statistics have forced a formal exploration for solutions from a 45-person working group, which has come back with outlined strategies for improving student pipelines and college preparation, focusing on creating more inclusive and […]

Do we understand the price elasticity of online learning?

Do we understand the price elasticity of online learning? Reported by EdSurge, while one promise of online education has always been that of scale, many institutions find online learning infrastructure more expensive to build and maintain than their in-person learning environments, all while keeping capped class sizes to ensure more personalized student attention. As such, […]

Are hybrid colleges the affordable solution for students who online-only doesn’t work for?

Are hybrid colleges the affordable solution for students who online-only doesn’t work for? Reported by EdSurge, one big downside of online-only education is the isolation involved. Despite the resources and effort colleges offer their online students, these resources often go underutilized, and the student feels truly on their own. For the highly self-motivated student, there […]

Would a moneyball approach to hiring increase the demand for undervalued transfer students?

Would a moneyball approach to hiring increase the demand for undervalued transfer students? Reported by EdSurge, it’s the employees most used to working within change that most employers find the most valuable. Therefore, is a transfer student transcript a wonderful signal of flexibility, thoughtfulness, and adaptability? New research from The Ohio State University suggests that […]

Is “first course free” an effective motivator for our traditional students?

Is “first course free” an effective motivator for our traditional students? Reported by Inside Higher Ed, two foundations are providing first course free for New Hampshire high school graduates at any of the state’s seven community colleges this fall. A wonderful gesture for students and to help our struggling community colleges, is this the right […]