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Time to Innovate: How We Can Harness an Unprecedented Moment in Higher Education to Better Serve Student Parents

Before the COVID-19 pandemic upturned how all of us work and learn, nearly four million student parents—more than a…

Reimagining Higher Ed for Equity and Student Parent Success

“Was higher ed designed for minority students?”  A student asked this question during a Temple University “Sociology of Education” class…

COVID-19

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I am in my senior year and want to take advantage of networking opportunities for my future career, but do I just become a non-present parent for my kids? Do I delay adjusting my immigration status until I am done with school, but risk losing status and being deported? What do I do? It’s a question no one else can answer for me.

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Fall 2020: A Senior In The Making, A Mother Soon Breaking

I, like the rest of nearly four million student parents, am already juggling a million different tasks all at…

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  • Ask the Experts: Accreditation Reform

    Accrediting agencies are responsible for doling out the “stamp of approval” that institutions of higher education need to be eligible to accept federal student…

  • Armed with Better Data, Will Accreditors Finally Have to Act?

    Twice a year, a body of accreditation experts known as NACIQI--the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity--gathers in a windowless …

  • An Advocate for Student Outcomes Shares What Higher Ed Can Learn from Health Care Administration

    Barbara Damron was not only the first in her family to go to college, she was the first to go to high school. Driven by a passion for public policy-making and …

  • Michele Siqueiros: A Leading Voice for Affordability, Access, Success and Equity in Higher Education

    Policy matters, and it played an important role in Michele Siqueiros’ life. Effective college affordability policies provided her with an opportunity to go to …

  • Why Accreditation Reform Can Unlock Stronger Student Outcomes

    A college degree or certificate is ever more necessary in today’s economy; an estimated 65 percent of available jobs by 2020 will require some education or tra…

  • From the 101st Airborne to Tennessee’s State Higher Education Leader: Meet Mike Krause

    Like many of “today’s students” who are working adults and come from diverse backgrounds, Mike Krause had to fight for a degree.An eighth generation Tennessean…

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