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Will the Pandemic Usher in an Era of Mass Surveillance in Higher Education?

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 10:54
Online and medical monitoring pose threats, scholars say, but attention to privacy issues also sheds light on trends that were already well underway.

Partners, ‘Vultures,’ and Other Dispatches From Higher Ed’s Grand Move Online

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 05:02
Bombarded by offers of “help” amid the pandemic, college officials are skeptical of vendors and products they have never worked with before. And they remain grateful to the good guys.

Covid-19 Has Forced Higher Ed to Pivot to Online Learning. Here Are 7 Takeaways So Far.

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 13:43
Many institutions just started teaching remotely. But early lessons are already evident.

Coronavirus Crisis Underscores the Traits of a Resilient College

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 05:00
In the chaos of the coronavirus outbreak, agility isn’t about should’ve or could’ve. It takes nimble communication and conscientious attention to the needs of your community.

Why Coronavirus Looks Like a ‘Black Swan’ Moment for Higher Ed

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 05:00
Colleges are rushing to serve their students via technology as an emergency stopgap. But once they build up that capacity, there’s little reason for them to abandon it.

How to Stave Off That ‘Consultant Fatigue’

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 06:00
Readers share some ideas for making the most of consultants — one of several challenges Fort Lewis College faces as it tries to reverse the effects of falling enrollments.

‘Consultant Fatigue’ Is Real. How Can Colleges Learn to Welcome Outside Advisers?

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 02:00
A trip to Fort Lewis College, which is embarking on two years of free “turnaround” advising, yielded some answers.

Dozens of Colleges Pledged to Enroll More Low-Income Students. So Why Did Their Numbers Go Down?

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 02:00
“There’s a set of institutions that have really lost momentum, or reversed it,” says a consultant who manages a program designed to help colleges expand their enrollments of low- and middle-income students.

Why Colleges Are Ripe Targets for Cyberattacks — and How They Can Protect Themselves

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 17:06
Campuses, with their treasure-trove of data, are often overmatched by hackers. But education and broader responsibility can help bolster security.

The Industry Connecting Students With Real-World Challenges Is Growing

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 02:00
It’s a recognition of the value of experiential education and an expanding movement of alternative credentials coming from outside the academy that have their own currency in the market.

How to Help Low-Income Students Hold Their Own on the Job Market

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 05:00
Braven, a six-year-old nonprofit, focuses on helping such students be part of something that is really “poverty-breaking for them,” says its founder.

By 2020, They Said, 2 Out of 3 Jobs Would Need More Than a High-School Diploma. Were They Right?

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 02:01
The widespread prediction came true earlier than expected, although the significance of that is a mixed bag. And where the trends are going from here is equally fuzzy.

The Gloves Are Off: What a Deal Between a Mega-University and a Community-College System Says About the Fight for Students

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 05:00
Transfer agreements don’t usually signal a sea change. But an agreement between Pennsylvania’s community colleges and Southern New Hampshire University may do just that.

Are Rural Students the Next Priority for Colleges?

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 02:00
Two steps will be key. The first is simple: Make sure the students have access to broadband. The second is much more complicated.