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Reidel, Jon; Dalton, Rick – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
As an unprecedented number of colleges and universities close their doors forever while others struggle to survive, a deep pool of prospective students--and the key to accessing them--is hiding in plain sight. Students from rural America attend college at lower rates (59%) than their urban (62%) and suburban (67%) counterparts and comprise only…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas
Fogel, Anna – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Community colleges offer an important pathway to the middle class. However, many students fall off the path along the way; almost half of students drop out and only 38% complete a degree within eight years, according to an analysis by Preston Cooper of the American Enterprise Institute. These statistics are even worse for at-risk, minority and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Paying for College
Koppell, Carla – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Academic leaders across the country--including several New England institutions--are now strategizing how to ensure students learn to navigate and manage diversity to spur progress. Diversity has always been a feature of the global landscape. Communities include women and men as well as people of different ages, ability statuses, socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Global Education, Diversity, Inclusion, Immigration
Ambash, Joseph W. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2016
The recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the "Columbia University"case granting students who serve as teaching or research assistants at private universities the right to unionize dealt a major blow to private higher education as we know it. In a long-anticipated decision, the NLRB ruled that any student who…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Federal Legislation, Labor Legislation, Unions