Posts Categorized: Regionalism

Now Available! 2017 Guide to New England Colleges

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), in association with Boston magazine, has produced the 2017 Guide to New England Colleges & Universities, the sixth edition of the annual guide. Boston magazine published and distributed the 2017 Guide in combination with its December 2016 issue. NEBHE is distributing complimentary copies of the 2017 Guide th...

Upcoming New England Higher Ed Events

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts (AICUM) will honor Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker at its annual dinner on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The New Hampshire College & University Council (NHCUC) will hold the annual NH Scholars Breakfast of Champions to explore ways to better prepare today's students for tomorrow's workforce o...

Howdy Partner! New England Council Publishes Directory of Higher Ed-Industry Partnerships

The New England Council (NEC) published its first edition of “Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline: Directory of New England Higher Education & Industry Partnerships.” In addition to traditional classroom training, New England educators and employers have forged partnerships to provide experiential learning opportunities that prepare students for future job opportunities and post-gradua...

What Policymakers Should Know about Completion Colleges

The higher education policy world has been abuzz discussing and strategizing the best ways to serve adult learners—whether those adults are currently enrolled at a postsecondary institution, wish to be, or are stranded outside the system. In New England, the focus on adults is particularly relevant because experts increasingly believe economic success depends on workers with higher education...

Mixed Bag: Dual Enrollment Policy in New England

Dual enrollment programs across the country share little in common with one another. Generally, they allow secondary students to take postsecondary courses while enrolled in high school. But the relevant terminology, eligibility requirements and transferability of credit varies nationally and here in in New England, where: Four of the six New England states’ dual enrollment programs are ma...

NAICU’s Flanagan Speaks on Student Unit Records Debate in Radio Higher Ed Podcast

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to provide a conversation about the debate over federal unit records system in higher education with Sarah Flanagan, vice president for government relations & policy development with the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Radio Higher Ed’s entire podcast collection can be accessed b...

Competency-Based Education in New Hampshire: Implementing State Policies in the Land of Local Control

With changes to state policy in 2005, New Hampshire became one of the leading states in the nation in competency-based education school reform. The Granite State’s approach requires school districts to award high school diplomas based on a mastery of competencies (rather than the traditional measure of seat-time). But state policy is only the first step in change: What makes a difference to...

Radio Higher Ed on Using Data to Improve Outcomes

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to present a conversation on "Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes" with Timothy M. Renick, vice president for enrollment management and student success and vice provost at Georgia State University. The podcast also includes bonus content from David A. Bergeron, senior fellow for postsecondary education at the Center for Amer...

What Does It Mean to Be Prepared for College?

That’s a million-dollar question … with seemingly a million answers. And while this topic is routinely batted back and forth, the fact remains that inconsistencies in definitions and data persist. The national College & Career Readiness & Success Center at the American Institutes for Research reports that only three of the six New England states have defined what it means to ...

May Flowers: A Few Events Blooming Around New England

A few calendar items ... Antioch University New England will host "In Bloom in Keene: Promising Practices in Nature-based Early Childhood Education," featuring nationally recognized keynote speakers and workshops by local practitioners on the education and health benefits of being in the natural world with children, on Thursday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cartoonist, rapper and multimedia arti...