Provides a wealth of handbooks, newsletters, briefs, tutorials, and tools to assist through the twists and turns of program evaluation. Includes information for planning, data collection and analysis, and strategies to share results.
Presents the results of the University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA) survey investigating whether a rash of negative news stories about misconduct in fraternities was having an effect on how colleges and universities view the risk associated with them.
Current student needs are many, and the stakes are high in helping to meet those needs through effective supports. Student Voice surveys -- conducted by Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse with support from Kaplan -- capture not just the experiences of U.S. college undergraduates but also what they think their institutions could do to be more supportive.
Presents key data that show the continuing educational inequities and opportunity gaps for students of color and low-income students and highlights promising practices that many colleges are taking to advance success for students of all backgrounds.
Considers the degree to which events that intensify partying increase sexual assault. Estimates are based on panel data from campus and local law-enforcement agencies and an identification strategy that exploits plausibly random variation in the timing of Division 1 football games. The estimates indicate that these events increase daily reports of rape with 17-24 year old victims by 28 percent.
Explores the experiences of community college students in the areas of assessment, placement, and developmental education. The report critically examines the "broken state" of developmental education and the implications it has on the academic outcomes of underprepared students.
Focuses on the growing problems of income and wealth disparity and social mobility, and the role higher education can play in economic prosperity. The article emphasizes the need for board members to understand what the data say about their institution's contributions to restoring opportunity in America and creating a culture that prioritizes student success.