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The value of environmental scanning

Posted on October 18 2014

In today’s higher education landscape, Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) expertise is a must for your campus. Reaching your enrollment goals extends beyond merely increasing the number of... Read More

Today, a growing number of North American postsecondary institutions are incorporating the use of noncogntive variables into their admissions process.  Why is there more and more interest... Read More

Please note: The report is embargoed until October 30. We are pleased to announce the release of the 2014-2015 State of CRM in Higher Education Report. This report is the result of a joi... Read More

ACT’s 2014 College Choice Report

Posted on October 8 2014

Every year, ACT produces its College Choice Report, an annual report series that follows an ACT-tested high school graduating class from high school through their second year of college. Each ... Read More

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The Obama Administration today announced publication of the final rule implementing changes made to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)... Read More

The 'Yes Means Yes' World

Posted on October 18 2014

When the sexual assault prevention group Culture of Respect attended the Dartmouth Summit on Sexual Assault in July to promote its forthcoming website, the group went by a different name.... Read More

A New Kind of Rating System

Posted on October 18 2014

Many of my fellow college presidents remain worried about the Obama Administration’s proposed (and still being developed) rating system for higher education. While Education Department offici... Read More

This fall, President Obama will release a college-rating system that is likely to include graduation rates as a key measure of institutional success. That worries colleges, which have long complain... Read More

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The U.S. Department of Education on Friday announced publication of final rules governing how colleges must alter their handling of campus crime. The new regulations implement changes made to the ... Read More

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report this week criticizing private student loan lenders for not doing enough to help struggling loan borrowers avoid debt, reports Insid... Read More

Coursera announced it will expand a program that awards special certificates to students who pass multiple MOOCs, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. The program, called "Specializatio... Read More

Although higher education issues are not dominating the midterm election agenda, there are a number of significant proposals that would affect colleges and universities in certain states, Inside Hi... Read More

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C&U Volume 89, Number 4(.pdf)

Posted on October 16 2014

Providing Affordable Access to Higher Education through Year-Round Operation: A Case Study in Public Higher Education John Buttermore, Elliott Baker, and David Culp   Transfer Credit Evalua... Read More

Under a recent initiative, the University of Hawaii at Manoa used a mixed methods approach to identify current institutional peers. Researchers classified a peer and aspirant group that considered ... Read More

Institutions can use cross-cultural theories, organizational maturity models, and business planning frames to analyze their culture and structures. As this author notes, recognizing the intricacies... Read More

A small, public liberal arts school framed student success to drive change and develop a new SEM plan. Their approach, highlighted in this article, demonstrates how a shift in thinking can impact t... Read More

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