Universities are pursuing the possibility of housing students in hotels this fall during the pandemic. Northwestern University began exploring this option in April for housing those infected with COVID-19 rather than allow them to stay in residential halls.
A new report that details the ongoing efforts at 10 colleges and universities to break down racial hierarchies and promote racial healing on their campuses and in their communities can help expand racial awareness in higher education overall.
Fairleigh Dickinson University officials recently decided to stick to their original plan of freezing the undergraduate tuition rate for 2020-21 and not increasing tuition next year despite the financial ramifications as a result of COVID-19.
Colleges need to do more than just install and update their chatbots to ensure students receive the right answers as quickly as possible. Chatbots must escalate, contextualize, provide actionable opportunities, launch workflows, offer balanced answers and be comprehensive.
The number of U.S. students who want to obtain European degrees spiked at the onset of the pandemic and continues to climb. Meanwhile, families who originally showed interest in their children attending European universities prior to COVID-19 have yet to change their minds.
A majority of female minority law students do not view their school’s race relations policies favorably while most of their peers say otherwise, according to a recent study. Additionally, women students of color feel more inclined to leave law school and are not as satisfied with the overall experience as opposed to their classmates.
Laramie County Community College recently worked with local officials to receive special dispensation from the state of Wyoming so students could finish their workforce development training and courses in the health care and construction industries during the COVID era.
Coastal Alabama Community College will provide hospitality and tourism workforce development in a business and workforce development center owned by a local company. The area is seventh most vulnerable county in Alabama to sustain job losses as a result of COVID-19.
Tallahassee Community College in Florida recently created a campuswide program that connects people in the community who lost their jobs during the pandemic with employment opportunities, workforce development training and other services, including childcare, healthcare, abuse and housing support.
Stetson University has launched the foundation of a revitalized workforce development program featuring over 20 prepackaged courses that the Florida institution plans to strengthen with more in-depth offerings led by faculty.
Community colleges and four-year institutions are creating new workforce development training opportunities and forming strategic partnerships in their communities to improve employment numbers as quickly as possible.
The protests that continue to mobilize around the globe in response to the brutal murder of George Floyd have put a renewed and more prominent focus on the Black Lives Matter movement and the racial injustices facing African-Americans in the U.S.