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New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
"Accountability" is one of the buzzwords of contemporary U.S. higher education. The concept of accountability, deployed loosely, can spark dismay in the ranks of those held wrongly accountable. These may be individual staff members, faculty or administrators. At least two types of accountability exist in higher education; and it's…
Descriptors: Accountability, Higher Education, Success, School Responsibility
Olwell, Russ – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The decline in childbirths in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008-9 will reverberate into the 2020s and 2030s. This will lead to fewer high school graduates, and fewer students with the family background and finances to propel them into traditional college enrollment. Early college programs have been a success story in American education,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment, High Schools
Bardwell, Bob – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The school counseling profession has gone through tremendous growth and change since the early 1900s. New England can be proud of school counselors who are working differently from those in the past to support all students achieving their fullest potential. The school counselor of today wears many hats but most importantly serves all students, not…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Trauma, School Counselors, College Admission
Murray, Bret – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Title IX, the federal civil rights law passed in 1972, was a landmark piece of legislation that prohibited sexual discrimination in educational institutions across America. Enforced by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Title IX has helped level the playing field by ensuring that students of all genders receive access…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Sex Fairness, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination
Evans, David R. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) was founded in 1991, soon after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, originally as a branch campus of the University of Maine. Like several other international institutions, AUBG is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, This strategy streamlined initial accreditation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Colleges, Undergraduate Study, Liberal Arts
Harney, John O.; Swift, Jane – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift became president of the education innovation organization LearnLaunch in July 2019. In 1998, Swift was elected lieutenant governor of Massachusetts. Three years later, when Governor Paul Cellucci resigned to become U.S. ambassador to Canada, Swift became the youngest female governor in U.S. history. Besides…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Equal Education
Gumb, Lindsey – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Lesley Gumb joined the New England of Higher Education (NEBHE) in late September 2019 as its Open Education Fellow to help build upon the grassroots efforts that have been underway for years in the Northeast aiming to lessen the burden that textbook costs place on higher education students and their families. Like so many of her colleagues doing…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Higher Education, Access to Education, Student Costs
Torres, M. Gabriela; Buck, Claire; Gouldin, Cary – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
In the wake of the effort to control the rapid spread of COVID-19, social distancing measures took hold at Wheaton College. Students and faculty described new contexts in which they would be learning: now sharing confined spaces at home with others, unable to have all the answers they needed to understand the future of their work, working through…
Descriptors: Distance Education, College Students, College Faculty, Educational Technology
Crowley, Emily P.; Kaitz, Robert M. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
As COVID-19 rapidly changes the economic landscape throughout the country, higher education institutions (HEIs) are facing new, constantly evolving challenges. To address these challenges, federal and state governments are quickly drafting laws and regulations that are impacting colleges and universities, and their employees. This article briefly…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Health Promotion, Public Health, Disease Control
Feldblum, Miriam; Magaña-Salgado, Jose – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Last November, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the administration could rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), with the fate of over 650,000 DACA recipients in the balance. Under federal law, DACA recipients cannot access federal financial aid, so most rely on a mix of private scholarships, state or institutional…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Federal Courts
McGrath, Cynthia E. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Before COVID-19 entered our lives, colleges and universities were already facing enormous pressures on their bottom lines. Sixty percent of higher education institutions (HEIs) missed their fall 2019 enrollment goals, according to a recent "Chronicle of Higher Education" story. Changing demographics and drops in international enrollments…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Access to Health Care, Health Insurance
Harney, John O.; Gross, Karen – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Karen Gross is an author, educator and advisor on diverse issues along the educational pipeline. Her current research focuses on student success and the impact of trauma on learning, psychosocial development and health. Sadly, the issues on which she focuses have taken center stage with the coronavirus pandemic and the literally thousands of…
Descriptors: Trauma, Communicable Diseases, At Risk Students, Generational Differences
Desmond, Charles F. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Over the past month, the author has watched the deadly march of the COVID-19 virus from across the world and onto our nation's shores. The human toll wrought by the virus has now exceeded 22,000 in the U.S. Coupled with this dreadful loss of human life, the economic and social upheaval the virus has rendered is beyond anything we have witnessed in…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Generational Differences, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control
Gumb, Lindsey – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Among many variables associated with the chaos and stress of the pandemic, a lack of direct access to learning materials like textbooks has arisen as one of the major roadblocks to student learning in the era of COVID-19. This nation has continued to observe a sharp rise in textbook prices since 1977, which leaves many students enrolled at…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Access to Information, Barriers, College Students
Gross, Karen – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The spread of COVID-19, which happens easily in a campus setting, raises critical questions about what educational institutions can and should do. The raised issues are remarkably varied and call for all those involved in running institutions to approach these concerns thoughtfully and quickly, given the speed with which the virus is spreading,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Epidemiology
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