Search: Education Level: Postsecondary
Increasing Faculty Diversity
More than one-third of America’s college students are people of color. But racial and ethnic minorities make up only small fractions of college faculty. Nationwide, about 5 percent of faculty are African-American, about 3 percent are Hispanic and about 1 percent are Native American. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program is working to change that.
Workforce-Driven Financial Aid: Policies and Strategies
Essential Elements of State Policy For College Completion
The rapidly evolving workplace has created a shortage of skilled and educated workers in many fields, leaving essential jobs unfilled and millions of adults unqualified for them. This policy brief summarizes statewide strategies to support financial assistance for students in programs designed to address workforce needs. It includes suggestions for states that are evaluating, or considering creating, workforce-driven financial aid policies.
Postsecondary Trends Threaten Workforce Needs
Fact Book Documents Challenges to Education Attainment Goals
Postsecondary attainment continues a slow climb in the South,
according to the 2019 Fact Book on Higher
Population and college enrollment trends are beginning to slow at a time when advancing technology and artificial intelligence are shifting the workplace to demand higher-level skills. And affordability remains a stubborn challenge to students and families and to states trying raise state education attainment levels to grow their economies.
Institute on Teaching and Mentoring Is an Effective Faculty Diversity Strategy
NSF-Funded Evaluation Report
The Institute on Teaching and Mentoring is an important complement to university training in doctoral programs, according to a National Science Foundation-funded study of its participants. The report affirms the annual event’s effectiveness in increasing the diversity of faculty on U.S. campuses.
SREB Launches Dual Enrollment Initiative
Working with states to address equity, cost and the student experience
The Southern Regional Education Board has launched a multi-year initiative to help states address growing concerns about dual enrollment, including cost and equity.
With an advisory panel of members from schools, universities, agencies and legislatures across the SREB states, the project will explore how dual enrollment can:
The SREB Fact Book on Higher Education includes data on the population and economy, enrollment, degrees, student tuition and financial aid, faculty and administrators, revenue and expenditures. With more than 100 tables of detailed information, the Fact Book is one of the nation’s most respected and most comprehensive collections of comparative data on higher education.
SREB’s Commission on Career and Technical Education offered eight actions states can take to build rigorous, relevant career pathways. Supported by policies and practices described in the report, these actions can help states increase the percentage of young adults earning valuable industry and postsecondary credentials.
Part-Time Students = 38% of Undergrads
Affordability Commission focuses on needs of adult and part-time students
Part-time college students made up 38 percent of undergraduates
in SREB states by 2013. Many part-time students work to pay their
living expenses as well as tuition, and the more hours they work,
the longer it takes them to finish, on average. Part-timers are
eligible for less financial aid, and they tend to file later,
missing early deadlines.