The Top 10 IT Issues for Colleges and Universities

EDUCAUSE has released “Top 10 IT Issues, 2016: Divest, Reinvest, and Differentiate,” which identifies the main information technology issues facing colleges and universities and describes what they are doing to address them.

State Support for Higher Education Continues to Decline

Young Invincibles this week has released its annual report cards on state support for higher education, finding major disinvestment by states and a growing gap in degree attainment between the white population and that of blacks and Latinos. Only one state—Wyoming, the least populated state—received an A.

How Land-Grant Universities Contribute to the STEM Workforce

Land-grant universities, which had an original mission to teach agriculture and mechanical arts so that working-class and African American citizens could obtain a liberal, practical education, are well positioned to prepare diverse students to enter the science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) workforce.

A Majority of Faculty Believe Their Institution Is a Safe and Supportive Place

This year’s National Survey of Student Engagement report—known as Nessie—released this week included some interesting information from its companion faculty survey.

Faculty Play Critical Role in Campus Internationalization but Often Lack Support

Faculty play a critical role in college and university internationalization efforts, although institutional support for this engagement is often lacking.

Why Veterans and Other Military-Connected College Students Don’t Finish

The drawdown of military personnel from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has contributed to substantial growth in the number of military-connected students who use federal educational benefits to enroll in college.

Diversity Adds Value to College Degree, Improves Job Engagement

Gallup this week released another installment of results based on the 2015 Gallup-Purdue Index, this time on the impact campus diversity has on the value of a degree.

State Financial Aid Policies for Undocumented Students

From the Department of Education’s new resource guide for supporting undocumented students—a quick look at in-state tuition and aid policies state-by-state:

Faculty Concerned About Social Media, According to New Inside Higher Ed Survey

While only a small percentage of faculty members use social media to discuss politics and scholarship, a majority say they are concerned about attacks on academics for their social media posts, according to a new survey on faculty attitudes about technology from Inside Higher Ed and Gallup.