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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
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
Harney, John O.; Weise, Michelle – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Michelle Weise is senior vice president for workforce strategies and chief innovation officer at Strada Education Network. Weise is a higher education expert who specializes in innovation and connections between higher education and the workforce. She built and led Sandbox ColLABorative at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and the higher…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Educational Trends
Harney, John O.; Thomas, Nancy – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Nancy Thomas is director of the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. In the Question & Answers (Q&A) presented in this article, New England Journal of Higher Education (NEJHE) Executive Editor John O. Harney asks Thomas about her insights on higher education, citizen…
Descriptors: Democracy, Higher Education, Citizen Participation, Elections
Salomon-Fernandez, Yves – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
College completion matters, especially from the perspective of equity. Who finishes, how long it takes them, how much they benefit economically and how their citizenship benefits local communities all "matter." This is especially true of knowledge-driven, innovation economies in New England. For Massachusetts--a state that ranks third…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Futures (of Society), Equal Education, Access to Education
Gross, Karen – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
There have been articles about the competitiveness of elite colleges and universities and the need to provide courses or partial courses or seminars in failure. The idea is legitimizing failure; it happens to everyone after all. But, since some college students have never experienced failure, the colleges need to include instruction on how to…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Educational Certificates, College Students, Colleges
O'Hara, Ross E. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
As higher education becomes available to many who never before had access, more students than ever are forced to choose between meeting their basic needs and the costs of attending college. While institutions devise strategic solutions to avert this burgeoning crisis, one avenue of support that many students are not taking advantage of is the…
Descriptors: College Students, Food, Hunger, Federal Programs
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
Harney, John O. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The 2019 "Education Next" Poll found 60% of Americans endorse the idea of making public four-year colleges free, and 69% want free public two-year colleges. There are also critics of free college schemes. They include some families who had to scrimp and save for their children to earn degrees. The "New England Journal of Higher…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Tuition, Fees
Lynch, Caitrin – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
With all the discussion about what best prepares students for work and life, two candidates are interdisciplinary thinking and international awareness. This summer, exactly 30 years after the author graduated from college, her favorite professor at Bates College retired, which led her to think about her own early experiences with these ways of…
Descriptors: Memory, Reflection, Educational Anthropology, College Faculty
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