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Student Supports
Supporting Vulnerable Campus Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ACHA Guidelines

Aug. 24, 2020
Student involvement is critical at all levels of decision making. Student input through focus groups, needs assessments, and satisfaction surveys should be representative of the campus demographics. The participation of diverse and underrepresented students in student health advisory committees, peer educator groups, mentorships, campus ambassador programs, student government, COVID-19 committees, and similar campus committees is…
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Ensuring All Students Have Access to Higher Education

The Role of Standardized Testing in the Time of Covid-19 and Beyond

Aug. 17, 2020
A report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling calls on colleges and universities to examine and revise their standardized testing policies so that “regardless of location and circumstance, such tests foster equity and access for their applicants.”
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Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SERU COVID-19 Survey

Aug. 17, 2020
Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are experiencing significant mental health challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests this report from the Student Experience in the Research University Consortium.
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Working Together to Address the COVID-19 Crisis

The Pandemic Unveils Harsh Realities

July 29, 2020
As the economic and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic reverberate across the nation into our homes, federal lawmakers are providing financial relief to help restart the economy as states scramble to create jobs and deploy resources to guard against further job losses and budget cuts. Lumina Foundation believes recovery begins with serving today’s students…
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The ACA’s Impact on College Students
July 8, 2020
The Affordable Care Act contributed significantly to increasing the number of college students with health insurance, states this report from the Century Foundation and Young Invincibles. According to the report, health insurance coverage among students increased by 10 percentage points from 2010 to 2018, cutting the national uninsurance rate for students in half.
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#Real College During the Pandemic

New Evidence on Basic Needs Insecurity and Students’ Well-Being

June 26, 2020
The data come from an electronic survey completed by 38,602 students attending 54 colleges and universities in 26 states, including 39 two-year colleges and 15 four-year colleges and universities. While the survey response rate was 6.7%, it nevertheless represents an uncommonly large multiinstitutional student sample; perhaps the largest thus far during the pandemic.
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Student Experiences During the Pandemic Pivot

Recommendations from Ithaka S+R

June 25, 2020
Some of the key challenges that college students faced this spring due to the pandemic were often those they faced long before the pandemic, says a report from Ithaka S+R. This includes balancing school, work, and home responsibilities. The survey findings represent the experiences and needs of more than 15,000 students.
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Transfer Pathways to Independent Colleges

Strategies for Improving Community College Transfer-In and Bachelor’s Degree Completion in the Private Sector

June 11, 2020
A new report from Ithaka S+R explores how to improve transfer pathways between community colleges and nonprofit private four-year institutions.
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How Can We Improve Teaching in Higher Education?

Learning From CUNY Start

May 19, 2020
Despite the growing evidence on promising approaches to postsecondary instruction—and particularly on the benefits of student-centered, conceptually oriented instruction for underprepared students—there has been limited investment in supporting these approaches’ widespread implementation. Most postsecondary instructors have limited training in pedagogy, and broad-access colleges have relatively few resources to invest in improving instruction and building high-quality…
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Building on the GED

Promising Results From a Bridge-to-College Model

May 18, 2020
Bridge-to-college programs aim to help people complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education—two milestones that increase access to economic opportunity. This report breaks down the impact, implementation, and costs of a bridge-to-college program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
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