Summarizes the efforts of the Obama Administration in enhancing access and affordability of postsecondary education through its investments in financial aid, particularly in the form of Pell Grants. Building on this progress, the Administration is calling for new investments in the federal Pell Grant Program.
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.
Describes cybersecurity considerations for institutions of higher education (IHEs). The fact sheet includes background information, threats facing IHE systems and networks, ways to prepare for threats, and how to respond to and recover from threats. The fact sheets also includes many resources.
Assists law enforcement agencies across the country in the critical and difficult task of developing and refining law enforcement policy. Contains details about the membership in the International Association of Chiefs of Police, including access to model policies, concepts & issue papers, and a comprehensive research library that houses over 20,000 policies from law enforcement agencies across the country.
Provides information for developing and implementing research-based proven interventions to change the culture of off campus drinking and reduce levels of intoxication and related problems. The website provides toolkits, fact sheets, and general information that can assist colleges and universities in designing campus and community interventions.
Celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). The U.S Department of Education has created a video retelling the history of the Act and efforts made to guarantee access to a free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment to every child with a disability.
Calls on college and university presidents, chancellors, and senior administrators to address sexual assault on their campuses. The blog post outlines current statistics, talks about the progress that has been made, and makes a request for more improvements.
Summarizes and analyzes the provisions in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that is most relevant to community colleges. The report discusses the positive and negative impacts for community colleges, and advises that the balance should tilt toward a more favorable community college experience with the workforce system.
Provides federal guidance for colleges and universities that aims to help remove barriers that can prevent citizens with criminal records from pursuing higher education, including considering the effect of inquiring early in the application process whether prospective students have ever been arrested.