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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Trends in AccreditationLocked

How Will Accreditors Once Again Become Relevant for Higher Education?
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
Dr. Lynn Priddy answers questions posed by education writer Stephen G. Pelletier related to changes in accreditation and their effect on institutions and students.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Reduce Curriculum Costs While Increasing Student EnrollmentLocked

Optimizing Academic Balance Analyses Let Kentucky Institutions Stay Competitive
From Volume 48 Number 3 | April–June 2020
Results of the study supplied evidence needed to support tough institutional decisions. The 13 Kentucky colleges and universities that participated in the research now have critically important data to use in making choices about how they best serve their students, maximize scarce resources, and sustain financial stability.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #16

Helping Vulnerable Students Meet Basic Needs
Published 2020
From The Hope Center at Temple University, Paula Umaña discusses caring and communication: the need to identify your most vulnerable students, then ensure that available assistance is visible and easy for them to access.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

If Tuition Rises . . .Locked

. . . Does Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Enrollment Plummet?
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
When the cost of American higher education goes up, access to economic opportunity, social mobility, and positive academic outcomes are, subsequently, restricted for students of color. Campus admissions and retention planning professionals are first witnesses to the inequality.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

An Analysis of Instructional Expenditures in U.S. Public Higher Education

From 2004 Through 2015
From Volume 47 Number 3 | April–June 2019
Results indicate that, when adjusted for inflation, instructional expenditures at U.S. public institutions increased from 2004–2015; however, evidence suggests that the rise was more modest and less consistent than may be known.
Conference Presentations

Paying the Price

College Affordability and the Impact on Students: Why, How, and What Now
Published 2019
Award-winning researcher and author Sara Goldrick-Rab communicates a transformational vision for higher education in America that stresses affordability and access for all, especially lower- to middle-income students and first-generation college students.