Connect with the people and ideas reshaping higher education, written by Goldie Blumenstyk. Delivered every other Wednesday. To read this newsletter as soon as it sends, sign up to receive it in your email inbox.
March 15, 2023
4 Ideas to Improve Access and OutcomesEntrepreneurs and innovators pitched solutions to persistent challenges at our annual “Shark Tank” at SXSW EDU.
March 1, 2023
A Fix for Community Colleges’ Branding Problem?Institutions are being guided to “authentically” highlight how their services meet the often-complicated needs of students. Can they deliver?
Feb. 22, 2023
Will the First National Pathways Summit Deliver Results?Organizers hope their diverse coalition dedicated to smoother transitions from school to college to career can help create a new educational system.
Feb. 15, 2023
Lessons From a College-Access ChampionNicole Hurd, Lafayette College’s president, applies experiences from the College Advising Corps to a new arena.
Feb. 8, 2023
Transportation Spending Could Rev Up Opportunities for Higher EdWill infrastructure dollars help close the “wealth gap” and bring mass transit to more campuses? Also: A new study on students and MOOCs.
Feb. 1, 2023
Do Completion Grants Really ‘Move the Needle’?A study found that the grants did nothing to improve graduation rates at 11 institutions, but advocates of the tactic say the analysis is in no way conclusive.
Jan. 25, 2023
Chasing Enrollment Against the OddsColleges aim to expand their graduate- and adult-student head counts, but many lack adequate resources and expertise.
Jan. 18, 2023
Lessons From a Wonk Turned PresidentAn interim leader tries to keep up with the pace of decision making.
Jan. 11, 2023
Momentum Builds for ‘Credential as You Go’For greater equity, advocates say today’s “degree-centric” model should give way to one that can recognize learning as it happens.
Jan. 4, 2023
Today’s Issues in Schools; Tomorrow’s Higher-Ed ChallengesChronic absenteeism, stalled academic progress, and other fallout from the pandemic are just some of the challenges colleges will soon be confronting.