The California State System Made a Big Bet for Fall. It Paid Off in Enrollment.

Last May, just weeks after college campuses shuttered in response to the coronavirus, the California State University system announced a decision that would send a sort of ripple across the nation’s higher-education landscape. Long before many institutions had set their plans — and despite a prevailing narrative that students wouldn’t enroll — California State declared … Read more

Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education

University of Delaware Changes Policies After Uptick in Cases Feb. 26, 6:15 a.m. The University of Delaware reported that 145 students and 2 employees tested positive for COVID-19 this week, a record total for the university, WDEL News reported. As a result, the university announced a series of policy changes: Dining halls and food court … Read more

Black students trust college leadership less than white peers

Students of color have “substantially less trust” in their colleges compared to their white peers, according to a new report by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. Kevin Fosnacht, associate research scientist at the center and co-author of the report, said the college trust gap between Black and white students, at 0.47 standard deviations, … Read more

Publisher Pearson tries to tackle systemic racism in higher ed

Pearson yesterday published editorial guidelines addressing race, ethnicity, equity and inclusion, becoming one of the first major textbook publishers to make such guidelines publicly available. The document is intended to help authors, reviewers and editors at London-based Pearson promote diversity and avoid propagating harmful stereotypes. The guidelines identify several key challenges to address. These include … Read more