Only 65% of higher ed business officers are optimistic about their institution’s financial future

Only 65% of higher ed business officers are optimistic about their institution’s financial future. Reported by Inside Higher Ed, with COVID funds from the American Rescue Plan helping keep higher ed’s finances afloat during the down enrollment years of the pandemic, 65% of Chief Business Officers believe their institutions will be financially stable over the […]

Our student experience improves when faculty make them feel like they belong

Our student experience improves when faculty make them feel like they belong. Reported by Higher Ed Dive, a new study from the Student Experience Project showed that students’ self-assessment of their learning experience rose 10.5% when in classrooms where faculty had been trained to help promote social belonging in the classroom. This study included 10,000 […]

Nearly 2 in 5 Utah college students experience food insecurity

Nearly 2 in 5 Utah college students experience food insecurity. Reported by Higher Ed Dive, Utahns Against Hunger surveyed nearly 5,700 students for this report, which also shows that this food insecurity disproportionately affected students of color, with nearly half experiencing food insecurity. The takeaway? Prior to the pandemic, college students weren’t even eligible for […]

Brandeis University is preparing their PhD students for jobs outside the Academy

Brandeis University is preparing their PhD students for jobs outside the Academy. Reported by Inside Higher Ed, with tenure-track faculty options falling dramatically across the board, Brandeis is evolving their curriculum to make sure their graduates have solid postdoctoral opportunity pathways. This includes funding both on- and off-campus internships to help students diversify their experiences. […]