CONAHEC News and Information

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

With 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and 260 under investigation as of Wednesday, universities are ramping up efforts to protect students, faculty and staff from the potentially deadly illness — especially schools that have large populations of students from China.

Friday, Feb. 07, 2020

Washington, DC – The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Board of Directors today announced that President Judith S. Eaton is retiring after 23 years, effective early in the academic year 2020-2021.

Dr. Eaton began her tenure as CHEA President in 1997, a short time after the organization was established via a referendum of college and university presidents. Dr. Eaton came to CHEA from her prior position as Chancellor of the Minnesota State System. She informed the CHEA Board of Directors of her retirement plans during 2019.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

Call for Proposals

Exploring the Role of Indigenous Knowledge in
Postsecondary Policies and Practices 
Toward Sustainable Development 


Guest Editors:
Dr. Marcellus Mbah, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University &

Dr. Ane Turner Johnson, Associate Professor, Rowan University  

Proposals due by June 1, 2020. Publication date Summer 2021. 

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Higher education is going through a tough and uncertain time. The industry is continuously being disrupted, with the past decade seeing shifts in nearly every aspect of higher education.

Students are asking for their return on investment more than ever, as tuition fees continue to skyrocket. More and more members of the younger generation are looking towards alternatives to “traditional” college pathways such as apprenticeships and part-time study.

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

The National Association of College and University Business Officers recently launched a consulting service that will help higher-ed institutions solve a host of upcoming challenges ranging from revenue growth to better use of data.

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Learning a new language should be compulsory for pupils up to the age of 16, according to a new report highlighting the UK’s recent abysmal record in encouraging young people to study languages other than English.

The report published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) cites an EU-wide survey showing that just 32% of young people in the UK say they are able to read or write in more than one language, compared with 79% of their peers in France and more than 90% in Germany.

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

A decade ago, Janice Aurini interviewed 41 upper-middle-class parents in Canada and asked whether they had a preference for where their children earned a university degree. One woman named Grace said her kid wanted to go to medical school, but she didn’t care where because it’s not as if the patients would care. Grace elaborated, “I don’t know anybody who goes to the doctor’s office and looks at what school they graduated from and what marks they got, right?” 

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

The American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her repeal of Obama-era regulations designed to hold for-profit colleges and universities accountable to their students.

The AFT accused DeVos of violating the law to repeal protections for students at for-profit colleges, and it argues that the regulations have the potential to save taxpayers over $5 billion on money going toward failing programs, according to the complaint.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

As the Democratic presidential primary race heats up and the list of candidates is winnowed, it’s time to take stock of their positions on higher education’s hot-button issues.

Here we look at the stances of the half-dozen candidates who participated in the final primary debate, in Iowa on January 14. This list may be updated as the campaign continues.

Here are the nuts and bolts on how each would push top higher-education policy concerns from the Oval Office.

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