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August 18, 2020
New research shows public colleges have room for improvement when it comes to enrolling displaced workers.
August 17, 2020
Staff and faculty at the City Colleges of Chicago have issued a vote of no confidence in the colleges' chancellor and administration. The colleges have required student service staff, like advisers, to work in person since Aug. 3, according to a news release from the Illinois Federation of Teachers. The staff had until then been working from home, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The release states that remote work had been going well, and the staff shouldn't be required to report in person. "Masks are disposable, staff and students are not," it states.
August 17, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a dramatic rise in mental health problems. Experts urge colleges to invest in mental health services, rather than slash their budgets.
August 14, 2020
A new tool will help students find affordable online degree programs at community colleges. The College Collective, created by Chegg, an education technology company, will serve as a virtual directory for students to find completely online certificate or associate degree programs at two-year colleges across the country. Colleges must be accredited and can submit their programs on the service's website. It is free for both students and colleges.
July 31, 2020
Students at historically Black colleges and universities are having trouble with their mental well-being and financial stability due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey of more than 5,000 students across 17 HBCUs found that many are dealing with difficulties such as sick family members, trouble paying bills and general stress from the ongoing pandemic and recent protests against police brutality. The United Negro College Fund surveyed the students at its member institutions in June.
July 30, 2020
Mandatory Free Application for Federal Student Aid filing policies aren't a magical salve, but they can greatly increase the number of students who complete the financial aid form and enroll in college, according to a report. The Century Foundation examined state policies that mandate FAFSA completion for high school students, as well as the outcomes of that policy in Louisiana, the only state so far that has fully enacted its policy.
July 29, 2020
A new survey examined students' perceptions about their experiences with credit transfer. The American Council on Education and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers surveyed roughly 1,000 students about their opinions on transfer credit loss, available information on transfer, barriers to transferring credit and their thoughts on credits that didn't transfer.
July 28, 2020
Many regional public universities plan to open campuses this fall, against a backdrop of financial, political and enrollment pressure -- and a push by many students to return.
July 27, 2020
As the pandemic and its financial implications refuse to yield, lesser-known historically Black colleges and universities face pressure to bolster their fundraising efforts.
July 24, 2020
At its latest meeting with its accrediting commission, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system presented its interim leadership and new name for the planned merger of its 12 community colleges.

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