ACE’s Tim McDonough on CampusRelief.org and how the higher education community stepped up in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane.
As colleges and universities gear up for the fall semester over the next few weeks, many students are likely scrambling to finish one last task: summer reading. Many schools require incoming freshman, and sometimes the entire student body, to read one book in order to create academic and other connections across the campus community.
Colleges and universities around the country volunteered in unprecedented numbers and ways to help Gulf Coast institutions 10 years ago in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Below is a brief reading list highlighting these efforts.
Ten years ago next week, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, wreaking havoc on the region including a number of higher education institutions.
Race, Class, and College Access, an ACE report that examines how legal challenges to race-conscious admissions are influencing contemporary admissions practices at selective colleges and universities, includes this finding: Institutions increased their use of diversity strategies following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.
Over the past 15 years, Sinclair Community College (OH) has committed to increasing completion rates and improving student success. And the efforts have been paying off in big ways.
This video accompanies the newly released Quick Hit brief, “Exploring the Topic of Indirect Costs to Today’s Higher Education Students.” The paper and video are the latest in a series of Quick Hit briefs on current and emerging topics in higher education attainment and innovation.
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences examines how public research universities are increasing access and affordability in its report “Public Research Universities: Why They Matter.”