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BISMARCK, North Dakota – Western Governors University (WGU) and the five community colleges of the University System of North Dakota have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will provide their graduates and staff with an affordable pathway to earn their bachelor’s or master’s degrees from WGU. Additionally, under the terms of the agreement, those who …

BY JEFF E. SCHAPIRO Richmond Times-Dispatch Turns out Governor Glenn Youngkin is a quick study. In a little-noticed, high-stakes clash with Virginia community college supervisors — all Democratic appointees — the Republican torpedoed what looked suspiciously like an inside job to install a former secretary as head of the 23-school system. in Education, interim university …

The University of Texas at Austin on Friday announced the largest philanthropic campaign ever undertaken by a Texas university, pledging to raise $6 billion, including one-sixth to pay for scholarships and student support. The $1 billion for students is believed to be the largest fundraising goal for such purposes in the history of public higher …

Amazon employees in the United States will benefit from new Career Choice partnerships with more than 140 universities and colleges, including several Texas colleges and universities, as well as national nonprofit online providers Southern New Hampshire University, Colorado State University – Global, Western Governors University, and National University Amazon also partners with GEDWorks and Smart …

Illustration: Connectas By closing eight private universities, Daniel Ortega demonstrated that his goal was to silence critical thinking and end academic freedom. By Leonardo Oliva* (Confidential) HAVANA TIMES — Lesther Aleman enters the room where his trial will take place, walking slowly with a slightly lost look. He looks weak and fragile, even though he …

Some private higher education institutions in Houston could see a semblance of pre-pandemic normalcy as their administrations consider lifting mask mandates in the coming weeks. Rice University and the South Texas College of Law Houston are among the schools that could announce the end of mandatory masking in at least some settings, as the omicron …

“Racial, social and economic inequalities are not new, they go back to how our country was founded. After the decimation of Native Americans and after slavery, the way of life was separate and unequal. This was Dr. Monica Parrish Trent speaking at the virtual DREAM 2022 convention, hosted by Achieving the Dream (ATD), a network …

Harper College officials recently joined approximately 800 community college leaders at the 2022 National Community College Legislative Summit, a premier advocacy event in Washington, D.C. that highlights the importance of community colleges to our nation. . Dr. Avis Proctor, President of Harper College; Bill Kelley, Vice Chairman of the Board; Pahul Mal, student administrator; and …

But these workhorse development workhorses face their own infrastructure challenges. Related to the pandemic declines in enrollments, particularly in hands-on skilled trades courses, have not has made matters worse for these long overstretched and underfunded schools. And while Covid relief money has served as a boon for cash-strapped community colleges, trustees say these one-time funds …

Diving Brief: Florida public colleges would be required to switch accreditors and then do so again every five years under a new bill introduced in the state House of Representatives. Proposal follows the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, which accredits the state’s public institutions, investigating the state’s potential political influence at …

Attorney General Jason S. Miyares of Virginia issued a legal opinion Friday morning, saying public colleges in the state may not require students to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as a condition of enrollment or in-person attendance. In the three-page notice, Miyares claims that vaccination against Covid-19 cannot be required because the state General Assembly, …

Ten community colleges will receive $40,000 grants from Intel to build in-person, hybrid or virtual labs for teaching artificial intelligence, the company announced Thursday. A joint announcement from Intel, Dell and the American Association of Community Colleges says schools selected as part of the new “AI Incubator Network” will provide their students with tools and …

By Jordana Rosenfeld PITTSBURGH— At the start of the 2022 spring semester, the University of Pittsburgh announced that it had “unenrolled” an unknown number of non-exempt, non-vaccinated students for refusing to take the COVID shot. “The most successful and sustainable approach to keeping our community healthy and safe is one that uses vaccination as a …

Free training and employment program gears up to serve over 1,000 unemployed or underemployed Hawaii residents in 2022. The University of Hawaii Community colleges offer short-term training across the state that leads to industry degrees in resilient healthcare, technology, and skilled trades through the Hana Career Pathways program. More than $2 million in U.S. Department …

The lawsuit accuses the 16 schools of prioritizing the admission of children of wealthy donors, making waitlist decisions based on a potential student’s finances and family wealth, or deciding whether to admit applicants to specific programs depending on the finances of the student or the family. CHICAGO, Illinois – Notre Dame University and Georgetown University …

Some private colleges and universities in Wisconsin are delaying the start of spring semester classes, requiring negative COVID-19 tests or vaccinations and reminders for students and employees amid a rapid influx of new COVID-19 infections. At the same time, the University of Wisconsin system said students “will be back on time and as usual” for …

In light of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, San Diego County Community Colleges have announced that their intersessional courses and services will move to remote operations. And several are discussing the advisability of moving the courses online for the spring semester. The winter intersession for most establishments started Monday or begins Tuesday and lasts …

With state revenues seeing sharp increases, expect public colleges to push hard for more. … [+] state funding this year. getty With state coffers enjoying record surpluses and tax revenues exceeding budget estimates, 2022 is shaping up to be a year in which higher education leaders will bid for large increases in funding for the …

HENDERSON – One of the principal administrators of Vance-Granville Community College is leaving school to take a leadership position with community colleges in North Carolina. On January 18, VGCC vice president of learning, student engagement and achievement Levy Brown will become senior vice president and academic director of the state’s 58 college system. The NC …

Ohio officials want 65% of the state’s workforce to have some type of post-secondary certificate or diploma by 2025. It’s an ambitious goal, especially as enrollments have plummeted at the majority of higher education institutions amid the pandemic. The number of high school graduates in the state also continues to decline, shrinking the pool of …

Through Greg jao, Opinion contributor | Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (Photo: Reuters) What happens when a campus ministry realizes that a quarter of its mission field is missing? Until a decade ago, campus ministries like InterVarsity (with which I serve) were slow to see the need for ministry to community college students and faculty. The …

The University of Maryland Medical System announced a $ 5.1 million initiative to recruit nurses and other clinical experts to work at the state’s community colleges. The University of Maryland Medical System on Monday announced a $ 5.1 million initiative to recruit nurses and other clinical experts to work at the state’s community colleges. “As …

All community colleges in California will be able to offer virtual medical and mental health care to students through a new partnership between the Foundation for California Community Colleges and TimelyMD, a telehealth provider that serves colleges and universities. The partnership, announcement Wednesday will give students 24-hour access to virtual health services through an app …

Sacramento, Calif., December 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – California Community Colleges are transform the way their students have access to medical and mental health care, in partnership with The California Community College Foundation (FondationCCC) and Timely®, the leading provider of telehealth specializing in higher education. California’s Budget Act 2021 includes $ 30 million in ongoing …

ALBANY – The pandemic and the state’s free tuition program for public universities are creating great challenges for private colleges in New York City. Private colleges have followed a declining enrollment trajectory, similar to the trajectory of schools in other states. Nationally, preliminary data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that enrollments for …

ALBANY – The COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s free tuition program for public universities are creating great challenges for private colleges in New York City. Private colleges have followed a declining enrollment trajectory, similar to the trajectory of schools in other states. Nationally, preliminary data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that enrollments …

Enrollment at the majority of Oregon’s public colleges and universities is still declining after more than a year of the pandemic. The declines reflected in new figures released recently by state higher education officials follow a year in decline in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced college administrators to close campuses and shut down cancel …

ALBANY – The pandemic and the state’s free tuition program for public universities are creating great challenges for private colleges in New York City. Private colleges have followed a declining enrollment trajectory, similar to the trajectory of schools in other states. Nationally, preliminary data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that enrollments for …

SALT LAKE CITY – This fall, enrollments at Utah’s public colleges and universities increased by more than 4,600 students compared to last fall, according to the Utah Higher Education System. The system’s fall enrollment showed total enrollment was up 2.24% from a year ago to 211,954 students. As of fall 2020, the number of students …

This week’s American Public University System (APUS), whose name obscures the fact that it is a for-profit college, announcement he had signed an agreement with the chancellor’s office of the California Community Colleges (CCC) system that will allow graduates of these community colleges “to transition seamlessly to APUS as a junior – without loss of …

Students walk across campus between classes at Idaho State University. (Photo courtesy of Idaho State University.) Idaho’s three universities have all reported an increase in enrollment for the fall – growth that almost wipes out their losses from the pandemic as of 2020. Four-year schools submitted their fall issues to the State Board of Education …

The State Council of Community Colleges returned to North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) on October 14 and 15 for their monthly meeting. It was their first gathering in the Council of State chamber since January 2020. Chairman of the Board, Burr Sullivan, welcomed two new members of the Board of Trustees: Tom Looney, appointed …

The Aspen Institute, a national leader in the student success program, postulates that community colleges play a critical role in workforce development. Their general mission is to provide academic programs and vocational training to prepare students for jobs or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. In order to access and use community college training …

The University of Portland has hosted thousands of students at its North Portland campus and has been successful in keeping COVID-19 cases relatively low, in part due to high vaccination rates. Hanin Najjar / OPB Portland’s Reed College has only reported four positive cases of COVID-19 since it began its fall semester in late August. …

Benson Hill CEO Matthew Crisp rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on Tuesday. The company is now a publicly traded entity, valued at $ 2 billion. But in its early days, the crop improvement business struggled to keep its lights on, literally. He found the support of a biotechnology accelerator based in Saint-Louis, …

During the Saluki Takeover: Chicago tour, SIU Carbondale signed agreements with three community colleges in Windy City. Carbondale SIU Chancellor Austin Lane and Harper College President Avis Proctor wave the newly signed pacts. (photo by SIU) 06 October 2021 SIU Carbondale, 3 community colleges in Chicagoland to improve access for students by Kim Rendfeld CHICAGO …

Post-secondary administrators face challenges such as preventing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping people safe through in-person learning This month marks the first time that post-secondary institutions in British Columbia have opened their doors for in-person learning since the start of the pandemic. While many students and faculty are excited to connect in person, preparing …

Hundreds of Monroe County students have made their way to community colleges outside the county this month – and with them, millions of dollars in county taxes. Under state law that dates back almost 70 years, a fee known as “chargeback” is imposed on counties when their residents attend community college outside their borders. Monroe …

Ohio University COVID-19 Dashboard provides updates on coronaviruses, including vaccination rates and positive cases. Other colleges and universities in Ohio have similar methods of reporting COVID-19, but some are not reporting at all. At the start of the fall semester, OU, along with several higher education institutions, released the COVID-19 vaccine mandates. OU students, faculty …

As students prepare to return to campus, colleges in New England and across the country are looking to spend a $ 69 billion windfall in federal COVID-19 relief funds. More than half of Massachusetts’ public colleges use some of that money to cover millions of unpaid balances students owe them. GBH News survey reveals at …

This year was supposed to be terrible for admissions to private colleges, at least those private colleges that are unlucky to have billion dollar endowments and an international reputation. But it has become clear that for some private colleges outside of those rarefied ranks of Harvard and Stanford universities, the class that enrolls in 2021 …

In an in-person return-to-education demonstration, representatives from Illinois State University joined the virtual hearing of the two House committees on August 5 from a conference room on their campus to present what it would look like the reopening of the ISU. Zachary Clingenpeel With the increase in COVID-19 cases in Illinois and a new semester …

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Almost 53% of eligible Southern Carolinians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but those aged 18 to 24 remain the least vaccinated. With mask mandates no longer legally allowed in public schools or colleges due to a provision in the state budget, Palmetto state institutions are getting …

Some private colleges in Oregon are reporting an increase and even a record number of enrollments as fall approaches. While many private colleges and universities in Oregon did not see as dramatic a drop in enrollment as public institutions during the height of the pandemic last fall, there were still some declines. For example, Portland’s …

The Association of Senior Administrators of Technical Universities of Ghana (TUSAAG), headed by its President, Edem Honu, met with the Director General of the Ghana Higher Education Commission (GTEC), Professor Mohammed Salifu on several issues. regarding their service plan. . The president of TUSAAG raised concerns about the lack of terms of service since their …

Several private colleges in Oregon, which experienced a slight drop in enrollment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, have now reported an increase in enrollment as the fall semester approaches. This year, Oregon’s largest private university, the University of Portland (UP), also sees around 150 more freshmen committing to the university in the next quarter compared to …

To follow the latest local news, subscribe to our TV20 newsletter HERE and get news straight to your email every morning. GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – A union representing staff at UF and other universities is joining a lawsuit challenging a new state law. United Faculty of Florida is joining the lawsuit brought for the first …

Arizona State University announced its COVID-19 mitigation plans for a fall semester in person just two weeks ago. According to the plans, students would not have to be vaccinated against COVID-19. But those who chose not to submit proof of vaccination to ASU would be required to participate in COVID tests twice a week, wear …

Each summer, the admissions process continues well beyond May 1, which is the official date for students to respond to offers they have received to register in the fall. Small and medium-sized private colleges take advantage of the summer to recruit and admit students. And they’ve never done it more than this year. The National …

Colorado Governor Jared Polis this week signed a law banning inheritance preferences, which favor children or other parents of alumni, in admissions by public colleges and universities in the State. “Just because your parents or grandparents” went to one of the state colleges, a student “could take the place of someone more worthy,” Polis, a …

Washington State University will require proof that students and staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to live or work on campus, the the university announced on Wednesday. The announcement is part of the university’s plan to return to in-person classes and track and field next fall. All students living in university accommodation on WSU’s …

By Sarah Siock The announcement of President Joe Biden’s $ 2 trillion infrastructure plan revealed the administration’s intentions to invest heavily in higher education, including $ 12 million in community colleges. However, many four-year universities view this investment as a potential threat to their enrollment. Biden’s plan was released on March 31, and private four-year …

When Chicago native Alex Butler applied to colleges three years ago in his senior year of high school, he said he didn’t have a list of high expectations. A school’s athletic department, let alone the diversity of its student body, was not a deciding factor for Butler, a junior specializing in ethnic studies and English. …

Public institutions serve the lion’s share of the country’s university students, some 14.6 million out of 19.7 million students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. And cuts to these schools would disproportionately harm low-income students who attend them in greater numbers than private universities. Some higher education groups say colleges and universities will …

When Seattle Pacific University announced he would cut tuition fees for fall 2021, cutting them by 25%, Aimee Sides and her husband were thrilled. They thought it would help their bottom line. But their freshman daughter attends the small private college with a large merit scholarship, and immediately after the announcement, the Sidese learned that …

A private college in Washington state will cut tuition by 25% next fall. In New York, a private college will reduce its sale price by more than 50%, as will a private college in Delaware. The list of colleges cutting prices for next year grew this fall. Amid the pandemic, dozens of colleges have announced …

SALT LAKE CITY — Enrollment at Utah’s public colleges and universities was down slightly from a year ago, but generally held steady amid a 2.5% national decline, according to some estimates. Total fall enrollment at Utah’s six universities and two colleges was 189,021, down two-tenths of a percentage point from fall 2019, when enrollment was …

For private colleges, this year has been among the toughest on record for admissions. For those not nationally known (we leave out the Ivies, Stanford University, and similar institutions), admissions are always a challenge. In most states, public universities dominate press attention. For many, they define higher education, with their large size, high level sport …