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Gearing Up for the 2018 US Faculty Survey
Notes from ALA Midwinter

Ithaka S+R is gearing up for our seventh national US Faculty Survey on the research and teaching practices, perceptions, and needs of scholars at four year colleges and universities. Last week at ALA Midwinter, we had the opportunity to meet with library deans and directors and past local survey participants to discuss the evolution of this national survey and gather feedback on possible directions for future coverage. In the years…

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Facing Declining Enrollment, Liberal Arts Colleges Turn to New Modes of Instruction
Lessons from a Teagle Grant Program

Over each of the past five years, the total number of undergraduate students in the United States has declined. There are multiple potential reasons for this trend: rising tuition, questions about the value of a postsecondary education, and shifting demographics have all likely contributed. While the impact of this trend has been felt across higher education institutions, private liberal arts colleges have been hit particularly hard, as have liberal arts…

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Faculty Collaboration and Technology in the Liberal Arts
Lessons from a Teagle Grant Program

In response to enrollment and revenue declines, residential liberal arts programs are seeking ways to contain costs and build institutional capacity, while maintaining the quality of a liberal arts education. Some institutions have banded together to form robust consortia to share resources and distribute burdens. And some of these consortia have focused their efforts on the creation and use of …


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Completion, Quality and Success
Martin Kurzweil at the NUTN Colloquium on Digital Learners

Martin Kurzweil is leading a discussion on "Completion, Quality and Success" at the NUTN Colloquium on Digital Learners. Martin's session will be held from 9 - 10:15 am on Wednesday, February 28, at the SUNY Global Center in New York City. For more information and to register, please see the NUTN website. About the colloquium: Learning on the Dawn of the Digital Horizon Make no mistake, higher education is changing.…


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Strategies to Help Lower-Income Kids Go To College
Catharine Hill at SXSW EDU

On March 7, Catharine Bond Hill will be joined by Dan Porterfield, president of Franklin & Marshall, and Harold Levy, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, on a panel discussion at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas. The panel will take place in Salon G, Hilton Austin Downtown, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Strategies to Help Lower-Income Kids Go To College Attaining a higher education is more important than ever. By…


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What Is the New Normal for Accreditation and What Should It Be?
Martin Kurzweil Speaks at CHEA Annual Conference Plenary Session

On Tuesday, January 30, Martin Kurzweil is speaking at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Annual Conference on "What Is the New Normal for Accreditation and What Should It Be?" Barbara Brittingham, president of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges is moderating the panel which also includes Ed Klonoski, president of Charter Oak State College. This plenary session will run from…


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Ithaka S+R and Two Year First Year (TYFY) Launch National Study
Exploring Programming for First-Year Students in Two-Year Programs

To help incoming college students succeed, many institutions offer First-Year Experience (FYE) programs. But most of the research on the scope and effectiveness of these programs centers on four-year colleges and universities. This is a significant oversight given that 38 percent of all postsecondary students are enrolled at community colleges or other two-year programs. To begin to fill this research gap, Ithaka S+R and Two Year First Year (TYFY) recently launched a research…

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Catharine Bond Hill at Inside Higher Ed Conference
Has Higher Ed Lost the Public?

On Thursday, February 15, Cappy Hill is speaking on a panel convened by Inside Higher Education, "Has Higher Ed Lost the Public?" Cappy will be joined by Ted Mitchell, President of  American Council on Education and former U.S. Under Secretary of Education, and Dean Zerbe, National Managing Director at alliantgroup and former Senior Counsel and Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. This panel is part of Inside Higher Education's one-day…


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Examining Research and Teaching Practices of New Zealand Faculty Members

Over the next year, Ithaka S+R will partner with the academic libraries in all eight New Zealand universities to explore and deepen understanding of scholars’ research and teaching practices and needs. Ithaka S+R has been examining the attitudes and behaviors of academics nationally in the US and the UK every three years since 2000 and 2012 respectively, and have now partnered with more than 80 colleges and universities to study…

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Rayane Alamuddin on Future Trends Forum

On Tuesday, November 28, Rayane Alamuddin and  Robert Kelchen, professor of higher education at Seton Hall University and expert in higher education finance, will join Bryan Alexander for a Future Trends Forum on the recent Higher Ed Insights report. The online forum will run from 2:00 pm -3:00 pm. To receive a link to this free event, please register on the Future Trends Forum site. From Future Trends Forum: In…