Posts Categorized: Financing

Aoun on “Humanics,” Lifelong Learning and Consensus vs. Innovation (Video)

Video snippets from NEBHE's Summit on Employability: A National Imperative ... Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun spoke at last month's summit about the future of higher education in the age of artificial intelligence and the work of the Commission on Higher Education & Employability. Here, Aoun discusses a new curriculum he calls "humanics" ... And here on lifelong learni...

Experts Speak on Educating Workers for the Digital Economy (Video)

Video snippets from NEBHE's Summit on Employability: A National Imperative ... NEBHE’s Dec. 4, 2017 Summit included a session on "Educating Workers for the Digital Economy." Companies are looking for qualified applicants who have “digital” skills. The challenge for educators is to find ways to integrate the current digital skills needed into the curriculum while teaching stude...

Southern Cal’s Bensimon on Measuring Equity (Video)

Video snippets from NEBHE's Summit on Employability: A National Imperative ... Estela Mara Bensimon, founder and director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California, spoke at the Dec. 4 Summit about the Commission on Higher Education & Employability's “Equity Imperative.” Here, Bensimon suggests a higher ed institutions have a performance gap in edu...

John King Jr. on Segregation (Video)

Video snippets from NEBHE's Summit on Employability: A National Imperative ... Former U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr., now president and CEO of The Education Trust, spoke at the Dec. 4 Summit about the Commission on Higher Education & Employability's “Equity Imperative.” Here, King notes how institutional forces exacerbate segregation ... and suggests that institutions s...

Elsa Núñez on Internships with Business … and for Equity (Video)

Video snippets from NEBHE's Summit on Employability: A National Imperative ... Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa Núñez led a session at the Dec. 4 Summit about the Commission on Higher Education & Employability's “Equity Imperative.” NEBHE aims to ensure that the Commission's workforce vision serves all New Englanders ... as a matter of social justi...

Radio Higher Ed Talks with Martha Kanter on College Promise

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE presents a conversation with Martha Kanter, who is leading the College Promise Campaign's national initiative to increase college access, affordability, quality and completion.Kanter is the former U.S. undersecretary of education, where she had oversight responsibility for all federal postsecondary statutory, regulatory and administrative ...

Now Available: 2018 Guide to New England Colleges & Universities

NEBHE's 2018 Guide to New England Colleges & Universities lists key data for public and independent, degree-granting colleges and universities based in New England—such as admissions application deadlines and acceptance rates; faculty-student ratio; enrollment totals and breakdowns for part-time, commuting, female, international and minority students; cost of attendance; and degrees offered...

NEBHE Releases Statement Calling on Congress to Legislate Permanent Protection for DACA Participants

NEBHE on Sept. 15 issued the following statement ... The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) urges Congress to follow the president's direction to legislate permanent protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA allowed "Dreamers" to "come out of the shadows," enroll in postsecondary opportunities and legally secure jobs. "Dreamers" are required to follo...

Rhode Island Legislative Session 2017: Free College Tuition Becomes Law … at Least for Community College

The Rhode Island General Assembly abruptly ended its 2017 legislation session on Friday evening, July 1, following a protracted disagreement between House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio related to the car tax. Eliminating the car tax was a high priority of Mattiello’s. But some lawmakers expressed concern that with revenues lagging by approximately $100 mil...

New Hampshire Legislative Session 2017: Keno-garten

New Hampshire lawmakers ended hard-fought budget deliberations on June 22 and passed a two-year $17.7 billion budget along party lines. During House budget deliberations, Republicans faced opposition in their own party coming from the newly formed Freedom Caucus. The result was the Republican-dominated House failed to produce a budget, which hadn’t happened in several decades. The Republican...