The Trump presidency has been a challenging one: More-restrictive student-visa policies have made it tougher to come to study in this country. The prevailing "America First" political environment can make students feel unwelcome when they do.
The policy changes have made unexpected activists of international students, many of whom will be following this week's election closely.
With enrollment numbers plunging, some colleges and universities are taking an aggressive approach to lure students back. That includes drastically cutting tuition costs.
Amid the coronavirus and economic downturn, financial constraints have finally put a limit on what families can afford to pay, while many also contend that remote learning is just not worth the same as face-to-face instruction—causing some would-be college students to rethink their plans altogether.
Community colleges have an opportunity to not only retain but gain enrollment through non-credit programming. But first, they need to ensure students understand the value of non-credit programs and how they can benefit their career growth.
In this interview, Kristin Gubser of Gateway Community College discusses the obstacles community colleges face, the importance of transfer pathways for students, and how focusing on non-credit degree programming can help bring in more tuition dollars.
On election night, instead of attending campus-wide watch parties, college students will attend virtual events and watch the results roll in from the comfort of their dorm rooms. The stakes are high for this increasingly engaged population.
Students in Oregon and elsewhere around the country are very invested in this presidential election. They are voting early at nearly unprecedented rates. And they are encouraging their classmates to do the same by sharing voting information on social media and keeping them informed and enthused about the election process.