Will broadband access for our students cease being a political fight?

Will broadband access for our students cease being a political fight? Reported by The Brookings Institution, while last year’s Build Back Better bill suggests broad bipartisan approval and alignment for critical infrastructure work, broadband access for students was historically stuck in the political crosshairs. Perhaps because for this type of infrastructure, private companies would be […]

Even those within the Academy are confused by our financial aid process

Even those within the Academy are confused by our financial aid process. Reported by Inside Higher Ed, Duke University faculty director of their environmental leadership program, Rebecca Vidra, was surprised at how much more than the FAFSA there really was through seeing her daughter’s enrollment experience. They hit the FAFSA deadline. But they didn’t know […]

Should religious diversity be an active goal at our campuses?

Should religious diversity be an active goal at our campuses? Reported by Inside Higher Ed, it can be difficult for prospective students to understand how welcoming a particular institution might be to their particular faith. A new INSPIRES score, determining an institution’s Interfaith, Spiritual, Religious, and Secular Campus Climate Index, and developed by researchers at […]

Chick-fil-A’s tuition benefits program is university-agnostic

Chick-fil-A’s tuition benefits program is university-agnostic. Reported by Higher Ed Dive, Chick-fil-A is committing $24 million for up-front tuition scholarships, at levels of $1,000, $2,500, and $25,000, eligible to employees with no length of service requirement. And unlike Starbucks, whose generous tuition benefits program is only accepted through Arizona State University, Chick-fil-A’s program is open […]

Can our online communities become as powerful as an in-person campus experience?

Can our online communities become as powerful as an in-person campus experience? Reported by Higher Ed Dive, while online learning can transform opportunity for those juggling many responsibilities and who are far from a physical campus location, our online students do have lower engagement and retention rates. WGU Labs is trying to build a solution […]