Posts By: Aman Kidwai

Higher Ed in the News: 7/20

This week on Higher Ed in the News, retention data shows declines across higher ed and a push to make the famed U.S. News rankings more equitable. The fall of 2020 saw “unprecedented” retention declines A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that the rate of first-year students returning for a… Read more »

What We Are Learning About Learning: Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Practice

Artwork by Clare Reid Higher education’s deep racial inequalities require more than just building awareness. To properly address these injustices, professors need to engage in anti-racist policies and teaching methods in order to change their classrooms and the campus environment for the better. In the latest episode of the What We’re Learning About Learning podcast,… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 6/7

This week on Higher Ed in the News: the EEOC weighs in on vaccination requirements, a new bill underlines the Democratic stance on student athletes, and a state university system task force works to address inequality. You can read previous editions of this series here.

Higher Ed in the News: 5/30

This week on Higher Ed in the News, a look at the decision to remove standardized testing requirements, and data on Black female representation among tenured faculty in U.S. higher education. You can read previous editions of this series here.

Higher Ed in the News: 5/24

This week, two stories providing data around the disparities that exist for outcomes in higher education. You can read previous editions of this series here. The disadvantages “nontraditional” students face While many people think of a young adult aged 18-22 when they think of a college student, many other ages and profiles of people are… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 5/17

This week, a look at disparities in student outcomes and one school’s new approach connecting tenure to diversity, equity, and inclusion work. You can read last week’s edition of this series here. Study on graduate outcomes finds disparities in race and gender. Among graduates of 93% of public four-year institutions, median student earnings exceeded those… Read more »

What We’re Reading: The Socioeconomic Roots of Academic Faculty

A paper titled “Socioeconomic Roots of Academic Faculty” by Allison C. Morgan, Nicholas LaBerge, Daniel B. Larremore, Mirta Galesic, and Aaron Clauset, all from the University of Colorado Boulder, contained some interesting findings on the backgrounds of faculty and how they affect their career path. A survey of over 7,000 faculty members from PhD-granting departments… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 5/10

This week on Higher Ed in the News, the state of campus mask mandates and private college finances. You can read last week’s edition of this series here. Colleges are relaxing mask mandates on campus Many schools are scaling back mask mandates in light of new guidelines from the CDC, Jeremy Bauer-Wolf reports at Higher… Read more »

What We’re Reading: University rationales for diversity highlight the structural inequalities of higher education

Artwork by Clare Reid Universities’ motivations for pursuing diverse student bodies are mostly designed to attract and benefit white students, and this may negatively affect academic outcomes for BIPOC students, according to a recent paper by researchers Jordan G. Starck, Stacey Sinclair, and J. Nicole Shelton from Princeton University. 

Higher Ed in the News: 5/3

This week on Higher Ed in the News, new legislation may improve institutional accountability and the increasing popularity of online learning techniques. You can read last week’s edition of this series here.   Proposed federal legislation seeks better data on student outcomes A proposed bill that would “create a student data system” to track student… Read more »