Summarizes an environmental scan of existing plans for providing tuition-free or debt-free college education. The report examines the role of different stakeholders and highlights the implications and trade-offs to specific types of institutions and to the broader higher education landscape. Additionally, the report provides a set of recommendations and considerations for the future implementations of plans and systems.
Draws on a poll of higher education leaders in which they shared views on higher education attainment gaps. Although most higher education leaders agree that closing the gaps in higher education attainment is a bigger concern now than a year ago, nearly all also agree that college leaders can do more to close the gaps.
Compiles several targeted violence resources, including research studies, guides, training information, and websites, to help school administrators in their efforts to ensure the safety and well being of their campuses.
Reports on building a culture for retention and completion on college campuses based on a survey of college leaders and their practices for retaining more students. The report details the most popular approaches to student retention and completion, who is responsible for driving student-success efforts on campus, predictive models as well as other ways to leverage big data, and more.
Describes results based upon the first 36 responses received from the 2016 National Survey of Access and Finance Issues conducted by the Education Policy Center (EPC) at the University of Alabama. This report examines federal issues in higher education, including specific issues in the battleground states of the 2016 election (the 14 states defined by Real Clear Politics). This analysis contains 8 of the 14 battleground states.
Announces the release of a new interim Q&A for schools on how to investigate and adjudicate allegations of campus sexual misconduct under federal law. In the coming months, the Department intends to engage in rulemaking on Title IX responsibilities arising from complaints of sexual misconduct. The Department will solicit comments from stakeholders and the public during the rulemaking process.
Summarizes the points made in President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address, in which he reinforced the message that education plays an important role in our country. Includes excerpts from the speech, education priorities, and details about educators and students present in the first lady's viewing area.