ACE unveils a new resource on the status of race and ethnicity in higher ed. AAC&U announces a new board directors. AAUP highlights a Washington Post article on the plight of adjunct professors. CIC names participants for its Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute. CUPA-HR says higher education is still seeing an impact from the economic recession. NACAC says high school counselors need more information. And NASFAA says more minorities and women are enrolling in college.
Collective bargaining has emerged as a path to improving working conditions for adjunct faculty. Higher ed administrators shouldn’t look at this as a threat to their industry—the real threat is a workforce that is seen as “disposable.” Read more.
A seminal ACE report explores the evolving state of race and ethnicity in the higher education landscape, and shows that while the number of students of color on our nation’s college and university campuses continues to rise, gaps in access, attainment and debt levels remain. Read more.
At its annual meeting in Atlanta in February, AAC&U elected new board directors: Timothy K. Eatman, associate professor of Urban Education at Rutgers University-Newark in New Jersey, and Mary Ann Villareal, assistant vice president, Strategic Initiatives at California State University-Fullerton. In addition, Carol Leary, president of Bay Path University in Massachusetts, was appointed chair of the board. Richard Guarasci, president of Wagner College in New York, will continue to serve on AAC&U’s board as past chair. The members also voted to appoint William Craft, president of Concordia College in Minnesota, as vice chair of the board. Royce Engstrom, professor of chemistry at the University of Montana, will continue his term as treasurer. Read more.
A recent research report from CUPA-HR focuses on the impact of the 2008 economic recession on higher education. The report found that institutions—particularly public ones—saw a spike in student enrollment during the recession. This spike was especially pronounced at public baccalaureate institutions. After the spike, however, all but doctoral institutions have seen a period of negative enrollment changes post-recession. Read more.
Twenty-five CIC member institutions have been selected to participate in the second annual Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute, which will take place June 2-5 in Atlanta,. Each institution will send a team of two faculty leaders and two senior administrators. The Institute is designed to help faculty members and administrators more effectively address issues of diversity, civility, inclusion and student unrest on campus. Read more.
A new NACAC study shows high school counselors feel prepared to advise students about community colleges, but many counselors feel less knowledgeable about local college transfer policies and for-profit college comparisons. Read more.
NASFAA links to new data released by the National Center for Education Statistics that shows that over the past 16 years, enrollment in higher education has increased for students of color and for female students. Read more.