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In Texas, a Statewide Commitment to Transfer

The Texas Transfer Success Conference, held at eight sites across Texas in May 2009, drew more than 1,000 attendees from Texas and international colleges and universities. The purpose of the conference was to discuss strategies and principles for increasing the effectiveness of inter-institutional transfer for students. In Texas, some 80% of bachelor degree holders will… Read more »

The Good Business of Transfer

Why improving college transfer pathways makes good sense for New England CHARI A. LEADER FROM THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION, WINTER 2010 It’s rare for policymakers to think of higher education pathways beyond their own experiences as traditional students. Many went to college directly after high school, stayed in dorms and graduated ready… Read more »

Beyond Sensational Anecdotes, Public Needs to Understand Student Debt and Forgiveness Proposals

The issue of student debt is now at the forefront of public discourse and political debate. There is no question that debt, not just student debt, impacts our economy and hinders the economic wellbeing of many Americans. At the same time, the factors that lead to that debt should not be ignored. Not all student… Read more »

Research Leader Julie Chen Will Be First Asian American Chancellor at UMass Lowell

Comings and Goings … The UMass System Board of Trustees named Julie Chen as the next chancellor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She will succeed Jacquie Moloney, who last year announced her plan to step down this June. Chen will be the first Asian American to lead the 18,000-student university. She has been on… Read more »

Biden Budget Would Double Maximum Pell Grant by 2029

DC Shuttle … President Biden Releases Fiscal 2023 Budget Proposal, Including Big Increase for Pell Grants. President Joe Biden released his budget proposal for the fiscal year 2023 appropriations bill. The most notable provisions include a proposal to double the maximum Pell Grant by 2029 and increase the maximum Pell Grant amount by $2,175 for… Read more »

Compensating NCAA Student Athletes: How to Navigate Name, Image and Likeness Laws

The NCAA student-athlete compensation rules have changed. That change will have consequences, both intended and unintended. Of course, as with any material change involving big-money sports, bigger-­money commercial opportunities, popular celebrities and the law, the change will open opportunities for the crafty and nimble, along with traps for the greedy and unwary. While it is… Read more »

Why We Can’t Measure What Matters Most in Education

What do students learn in school? In the 21st century, this question has become a political dilemma for countries around the globe. It is a deceptively simple question, but there has never been an easy answer. The problem of measuring student learning appears to express an educational problem: What and how much do students learn?… Read more »

Another Major Servicer of Federal Student Loans Quits the Business

DC Shuttle … Hearings & Markups of Interest (Due to current limited access to the U.S. Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view these hearings via live stream.) The U.S. House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on Homecoming: The Historical Roots and Continued Contributions of HBCUs on Wednesday, Oct. 6… Read more »

Commonly Creative

NEBHE adds a new Cost Savings program … Creative Commons (CC) has joined NEBHE’s Cost Savings Programs and will offer a 15% regional discount on individual and institution purchases of CC professional learning opportunities through June 30, 2022. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that provides Creative Commons licenses and public domain tools that give… Read more »

Granite State College Prez to Lead NH Community College System

Comings and Goings … The Community College System of NH (CCSNH) Board of Trustees named Granite State College (GSC) President Mark Rubinstein to be the system’s next chancellor, succeeding Susan Huard who plans to retire. CCSNH Chair Kathy Bogle Shields, who led the search, said Rubinstein made GSC one of the “most transfer-friendly institutions for… Read more »