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Data, Decision-Making and Student Success

Which matters more, gauging the health of an institution or the success of its students? Recently, the project director and I submitted the Annual Performance Report for the second year of our university’s Title III grant, for which I serve as part-time consultant. The five-year award from the U.S. Department of Education is a competitive… Read more »

Mental Health on College Campuses During a Pandemic

Thanks to everyone who joined NEBHE and WICHE‘s Mental Health on College Campuses During a Pandemic? webinar on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Learn from experts AND students about needed support as we adjust into the next school year and this “new normal”. A panel of college students, who are leaders of exemplary Active Minds chapters… Read more »

Truth, Education and Democracy in an Era of “Alternative Facts”

There has been a growing consensus among authorities, especially in the Trump era, that the U.S. is in an epistemological crisis that threatens our democracy. President Barack Obama, for example, in a recent Atlantic interview, said: “If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace… Read more »

Roots of the Current Crises (Hate to Say I Told You So)

Something inside me keeps saying: I told you something like this would happen. After 50 years studying opportunity for higher education, I am somewhat comfortable (and very uncomfortable too) saying the issues I have sought to address and warned about underlie the current political chaos. Our failures to address them (and I include higher education… Read more »

Biden Taps RI Gov. Raimondo for Commerce, Boston Mayor Walsh for Labor

C0mings and Goings … President-elect Joe Biden nominated Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo as the next U.S. secretary of commerce and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as the next U.S. secretary of labor. Raimondo, who chaired NEBHE’s Commission of Higher Education & Employability, will be succeeded in Rhode Island by Lieutenant Gov. Daniel J. McKee,… Read more »

Revisiting the U.S. Market for International Students

In the past few months, a plethora of reports have documented the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global business, and these are generally not something to be happy about. As expected, the international education sector has not been spared. Because of border closures and stringent travel protocols implemented by many countries, international enrollment numbers… Read more »

Land-Grant Mission Tailor-Made for Boosting Post-Pandemic Recovery

Gracing the back wall of my office at the University of Vermont is an antique wooden desk that’s more than 150 years old. While it’s an undeniably handsome piece of 19th century craftsmanship, it serves much more than a decorative purpose. As the desk of Vermont Sen. Justin Morrill, the author of the Morrill Act… Read more »

Upskilling Connecticut

Thanks to everyone who joined our Upskilling Connecticut: Bridging the Gaps Between Educators and Employers webinar on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Here is a video of the complete webinar:  This webinar, based on NEBHE’s recent white paper, focused on real-time labor-market data and consumer insights data from Strada Education Network to highlight successes, challenges… Read more »

Hello New England …

Becoming chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston is a humbling experience and a great responsibility for me—it is indeed the opportunity of a lifetime. As a kid who emigrated from Argentina to the U.S. to escape political unrest at age 17, with just a few dollars in my pocket, I was one of millions… Read more »

The Impact of COVID-19 on State Revenues in New England

New England’s state budgets are reeling from coronavirus-related shutdowns and fears. Here’s an early look … Connecticut. Gov. Ned Lamont and state lawmakers are facing a $904 million deficit for FY20 and a $2.1 billion deficit for FY21. The general fund shortfall, according to the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis, will swell to $3.2 billion… Read more »