US educators push for clarity on work rules and protections for students

US educators push for clarity on work rules and protections for students

With the industry at a ‘shelter in place’ footing with many US universities forced to partially close their campuses, the briefing featured the perspectives of policy experts and higher education leaders. The sector has concerns around international students’ ongoing access to work rights, via the optical practical training [OPT] programs, amid turbulence in the jobs […]
Could coronavirus push more colleges to test-optional admissions?

Could coronavirus push more colleges to test-optional admissions?

2019 was a record year for advocates of the test-optional movement in college admissions. More than 50 institutions, the most in a single year, declared they would no longer require, or in some cases even review, applicants’ SAT and ACT scores.  Administrators...
Vermont’s liberal arts colleges push back on closure concerns

Vermont’s liberal arts colleges push back on closure concerns

Four years ago, there were at least a dozen private liberal arts colleges scattered across the small state of Vermont. Today, just eight remain, with one planning to fold into a Massachusetts college and another at risk of closing if it doesn’t shore up its...