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Parnia, Alex – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
In the past few months, a plethora of reports have documented the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global business, and these are generally not something to be happy about. As expected, the international education sector has not been spared. Because of border closures and stringent travel protocols implemented by many countries, international…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, College Students, International Education
Mullin, Brian; Wu, Sherelle – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
As COVID-19 cases continue to surge nationwide, the newly approved COVID-19 vaccines cannot come soon enough. Although higher education institutions (HEIs) are not at the top of the priority list to receive scarce early doses of the vaccine, colleges and universities should prepare for how they will handle vaccination on their campuses. In…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Immunization Programs, Colleges
Jorling, Thomas C. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Climate change is real and accelerating. It requires an urgent response that focuses all the strategies and tactics necessary to stabilize the Earth's temperature regime. According to Thomas Jorling, the objective to guide research, development and implementation is straightforward: Achieve an all-electric economy. Simply put, all sectors of…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Energy, Energy Conservation
Pattenaude, Rich – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
In the final days of 2020, Congress gave the country a long-overdue Christmas present with the passage of a new COVID-19 relief bill. Known as the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), the bill is a whopping 5,500 pages long. But for higher education institutions, the real action starts on Page 1872 with the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Pandemics
Sheedy, Keisha Venson – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
In this article, the author discusses the need for a new paradigm of servant leadership--a paradigm that encourages servant leaders to consider the principles of nature, fractal thinking, and creativity. As education leaders must lead their teams through a world of change, the author states the need for a more constructive relationship with…
Descriptors: Creativity, Imagination, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership
Leach, Todd J. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Colleges and universities were hit hard by the COVID crisis. The American Council on Education (ACE) estimated a total impact of $120 billion in a recent letter to legislators. That number reflects both direct expenses and lost revenues. It is easy to identify the direct expenses associated with testing, cleaning, PPE, remote learning technology…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Colleges, Educational Finance
Mortenson, Thomas G. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
After 50 years studying opportunity for higher education, the author is somewhat comfortable (and very uncomfortable too) stating the issues he has sought to address and warned about that underlie the current political chaos. The failure to address these issues (higher education included) have boiled over: (1) income inequality has been surging…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Income, Gender Issues, Equal Education
Challenger, Douglas F. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
According to Douglas Challenger, American democracy just survived a near-death experience during the slow-motion coup that was the four years of Donald Trump's presidency. It culminated in his rejecting his electoral loss and pressuring officials and political allies to back his claims that the election was fraudulent and, at the end, inciting his…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Presidents, Citizen Participation
Harney, John O. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Even in this time when people presume to be having a "racial reckoning," signs of enduring racial inequity tend to pop up everywhere. In this article, John O. Harney, executive editor of the "New England Journal of Higher Education" describes the webinars he has been attending via Zoom that have been addressing how Black,…
Descriptors: Racial Relations, Racial Discrimination, Videoconferencing, African Americans
Leach, Todd J. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Remote learning was a key component of college strategies for addressing the COVID-19 crisis across the country. While many colleges already supported online delivery, others migrated course content to remote platforms for the first time. According to Holin IQ, the last half of 2020 saw the second largest amount of spending on information…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction, Virtual Universities
Cliff, Christina – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The author, a teacher of political science, teaches classes on political violence, terrorism, international relations, and on global security and diplomacy. The author identifies as a Cold War kid, but current students have a very different frame of reference. These students are now the post-9/11 generation--often too young to remember the actual…
Descriptors: School Violence, College Students, Generational Differences, College Instruction
McCully, George – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
There has been a growing consensus among authorities, especially in the Trump era, that the U.S. is in an epistemological crisis that threatens its democracy. President Barack Obama, for example, in a recent "Atlantic" interview, said: "If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what's true from what's false, then by definition…
Descriptors: Ethics, Democracy, Misconceptions, Deception
Brett, James T. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The price of higher education continues to increase, and millions of Americans struggle with student loan debt. At the same time, a college degree is for so many a path to career success and financial security, and our region's employers depend on a talented pipeline of highly skilled workers to continue to grow and thrive. Pell Grants were…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Paying for College, Higher Education
Gross, Karen – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
With the growing number of colleges moving to online learning, the author has been asked: Can online learning incorporate trauma-responsive strategies? The short answer is yes. Current events, including the lack of an endpoint in terms of the pandemic, have heightened the stress that students, faculty and staff will feel when colleges and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Trauma, Resilience (Psychology)
Yui, Leonard – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
As many higher education institutions in New England grapple with how to safely reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the physical setting of campuses becomes paramount. The author, an associate professor of architecture at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. and director of Wildish Design, a design and research practice…
Descriptors: Campuses, Hygiene, COVID-19, Pandemics
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