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    College Board declares launch of shorter, digital SAT a success

    The new test, debuting this month in the U.S., takes less time to complete and has shorter passages for the reading and writing sections.

    By Kara Arundel • March 13, 2024
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    Opinion // President Speaks

    How universities can prepare graduates for an AI-driven world

    Colleges should focus on teaching the life skills that will outlast inevitable technological changes, the president of High Point University contends.

    By Nido Qubein • March 11, 2024
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    FAFSA submissions from high school seniors are down 38%

    Members of the class of 2024 submitted roughly 1.1 million forms by Feb. 23, according to a recent analysis from the National College Attainment Network.

    By March 7, 2024
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    Dartmouth men’s basketball players vote to unionize

    The historic election could have seismic implications for the ongoing debate over whether college athletes should be considered employees.

    By March 5, 2024
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    Udemy reports surge in demand for AI, IT and leadership training

    Workers are interested in applying new tech skills, as well as developing “human” skills that AI can’t replace, according to the learning platform.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 5, 2024
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    How engaged learning inspires students to reach their full potential

    Elon University’s Professor Sirena Hargrove-Leak offers her thoughts on how engaged learning can support students in overcoming self-doubt and building the confidence needed to succeed in college and beyond.

    March 4, 2024
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    Fewer job posts contain educational requirements so far in 2024, Indeed says

    While fewer job posts contain degree requirements, these changes don’t necessarily reflect a shift in actual hires, other studies have shown.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 1, 2024
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    Some employers are wary of Gen Z workers. What can colleges do?

    Experts suggested ways for higher education institutions to help students learn critical workplace skills, such as oral communication and empathy. 

    By Kate Rix • Feb. 26, 2024
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    How do state appropriations impact graduation rates among underrepresented students?

    Peer-reviewed research found that an increase in state money can lead to better outcomes, especially among Black and Latinx students.

    By Lilah Burke • Feb. 26, 2024
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    Yale reinstates standardized test requirement for applicants

    However, the university said students could report Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate scores as an alternative to the SAT or ACT.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    How universities can foster a global perspective in every student

    Given the importance of global learning and study abroad programs to student development and early career outcomes, how can universities provide avenues for all students to pursue a global education?

    Feb. 20, 2024
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    Pandemic learning loss could create another enrollment hurdle. What can higher ed do?

    WICHE advised higher ed leaders to track K-12 assessment results and make a plan for getting prospective students college ready.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Hybrid state funding model may increase community college enrollment

    However, completion rates for degrees and certificates are not affected by the funding mechanism, researchers found.

    By Danielle McLean • Feb. 14, 2024
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    Community colleges, Head Start partner to expand affordable child care access

    The “Kids on Campus” campaign includes a user guide with model programs and recommendations for launching successful partnerships.

    By Kara Arundel • Feb. 9, 2024
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    University of California and Cal State push back May 1 commitment deadline

    The two systems, which collectively enroll more than 600,000 undergraduates, are moving back the date amid Free Application for Federal Student Aid delays.

    By Lilah Burke • Feb. 8, 2024
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    Just 16% of community college students transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree

    This rate hasn’t increased much over the past several years, according to new research from a trio of organizations. 

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    High school senior FAFSA submissions drop almost 57% year over year, NCAN finds

    The form was available about three months later than usual, and seniors submitted roughly 676,000 forms by late January.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Title IX regulations advance to White House after significant delay

    The Education Department is closer to finalizing the controversial regulation, which it aimed to release in March after two previous delays.

    By Naaz Modan • Feb. 6, 2024
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    Dartmouth College revives standardized testing requirement for applicants

    Data suggested that high-achieving but less-advantaged students were withholding scores that would have benefited them, researchers found.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Opinion // President Speaks

    Colleges need a deliberate online strategy to better serve first-generation students

    Higher education leaders won’t meet the moment if their virtual courses merely replicate face-to-face learning, Western Governors University’s leader says. 

    By Scott Pulsipher • Feb. 5, 2024
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    Colleges begin pushing back deadlines amid FAFSA delay

    The moves come after the U.S. Department of Education said it wouldn’t transmit Free Application for Federal Student Aid data to colleges until March.

    By Lilah Burke • Feb. 2, 2024
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    Does completing college influence borrowers’ ability to pay back their loans?

    Students who didn’t complete their studies collectively owed more four years after entering repayment than they originally borrowed, a new analysis finds.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Colleges should extend May 1 decision deadline amid FAFSA delays, higher ed groups say

    Nine higher ed groups said institutions should provide prospective students and their families with flexibility during a tumultuous application cycle.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Opinion

    Higher education’s accomplishments you may have missed in 2023

    Two leaders in the higher ed industry kick off the new year by rounding up 24 wins "for which the sector can be justly proud.”

    By Eileen Strempel and Stephen Handel • Jan. 31, 2024
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    31% of hiring managers say they steer clear of Gen Z

    Many Gen Z members spent college predominantly in remote or hybrid settings, impacting their ability to hone crucial workplace skills, one expert said. 

    By Ginger Christ • Updated Feb. 1, 2024