Posts Categorized: Technology

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...

Radio Higher Ed Podcast Features Head of Student Financial Aid Group

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to present  the release of Federal Student Loan Servicing: Strengths and Weaknesses/The Financial Aid Administrator Perspective. The podcast features Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. It is the third in a series of podcasts produced in partnership with the Post...

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...

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...

Radio Higher Ed Posts Podcast on Direct Loan Servicers

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to present  the release of Federal Student Loan Servicing: A Podcast Primer, the second in a series of podcasts produced in partnership with the Postsecondary National Policy Institute, the leading source of professional development for federal policymakers working on higher education issues. Federal Student Loan Servicing...

Does Khan Academy Help Community College Students Destined for Noncredit Developmental Math?

Too many students enter college without being ready, especially in math. Many of them are placed in a developmental noncredit course. Fully 68% of community college students and 40% of students at four-year public institutions were required to take one or more developmental education courses (sometimes called “remedial” courses) before enrolling in credit-bearing college-level courses...

Higher Ed’s Economic Impact: People Power

Higher education institutions are major employers, purchasers of goods and services, managers of real estate, and attractors of external investment. In short, they are huge drivers of the New England economy. But research on how higher education contributes to regional economies is often narrowly focused or too technical; a broader conversation on attracting new resources and improving the product...

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...