Has the test-optional trend help student underrepresentation?

Has the test-optional trend helped student underrepresentation? Reported by Higher Ed Dive, proponents of test-optional admissions for equity reasons are celebrating a new study published in the American Educational Research Journal, suggesting a 10-12% increase in first-time enrollment from underrepresented minority students in the first few years after a college moves to test-optional admissions. The […]

While the nation’s alcohol consumption rose during the pandemic, our students’ actually decreased

While the nation’s alcohol consumption rose during the pandemic, our students’ actually decreased. Reported by Inside Higher Ed, students aged 19 and older who changed residences during the pandemic reported a 49% reduction in their drinking last year, compared to a 21% reduction among students who maintained their residence. The takeaway? Less parties? Less drinking? […]

New Jersey’s ambitious plan to get 65% of their working-age adults a credential by 2025

New Jersey has an ambitious plan to get 65% of their working-age adults a credential by 2025. Reported by Higher Ed Dive, more than just fingers-crossed wishful thinking, New Jersey has  developed a partnership with non-profit course provider, Modern States, to provide “freshman year for free”, allowing students to complete the self-paced courses and then […]

Will Florida start surveying students on their perceived freedom of speech?

Will Florida start surveying students on their perceived freedom of speech? Reported by Higher Ed Dive, Florida’s legislature has approved a bill requiring their state’s public colleges to administer an annual survey designed to gauge student and staff perceptions regarding their own freedom of expression. The takeaway? While many argue the bill is redundant to […]