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How policymakers, higher ed leaders aim to correctly implement performance-based funding

While the model has been adopted and discarded across the country since the 1970s, recent guidelines aim to ensure its staying power. 

These are the states with the highest student enrollment rates

Michael Dinich, founder and CEO of Wealth of Geeks, believes each state's enrollment reflects state policies supporting students on their postsecondary academic journey. Of the five states with the highest rate of college-going learners, four prove this is the case.

Performance-based funding: The new normal or a schtick?

While the model has recently drawn fanfare from policymakers, some higher education leaders and the public, others argue that evidence suggests that it will not only not work, but it will also backfire.

How an emerging economy is fueling an academic renaissance

National interest in revitalizing a domestic manufacturing industry related to microchip technology and AI has created an opportunity for higher education to strengthen its value proposition at the two-year, four-year and postgraduate level.

The next ‘evolution’ in higher ed’s state funding model has arrived, per report

Completion-goals funding will push public higher education and state policymakers to address the region's labor market needs together, in turn boosting graduates' return on investment and improving the economy, according to Complete College America.

Policy roundup 2023: How state and federal legislators tackled higher ed

Some policy pushes have enjoyed bipartisan support, such as addressing hazing on college campuses. Others, however, have been more aligned across political lines, like dismantling DEI. 

“Overlooked and underbudgeted”: Why the time to improve faculty affairs is now

Revamping how leaders approach faculty affairs is essential for an institution's vitality in the face of political hostility, decline in spending power and poor public perception.

Affirmative action reaction: Higher ed leaders weigh in on Supreme Court’s decision

Presidents, provosts and non-profits worry how the Supreme Court's decision will affect diversity in STEM, deplete liberal arts education's value and hurt our society as a whole.

Despite concerns, only 3% of colleges have developed student policy on AI

However, firsthand use of generative AI changed administrators' beliefs about the need for regulation. Only 14% of those who use it believe it will negatively affect student learning.

Nearly 2,000 colleges aren’t requiring SAT or ACT scores for fall 2023

At least 78% of higher education institutions have already extended these policies through fall 2024 in anticipation of the pending U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action.

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