Highlights from Higher Ed: Increasing Diversity and Fundraising

RJ Nichol
Feb 9, 2018


That’s how many changes a former admissions officer is proposing in order to make the admissions process more fair. Her ideas include: hiring more diverse admissions officers, training admissions officers to think more critically about how merit is defined and assessed and calling on universities to think of merit as something that can be developed in any applicant.

Source: Pacific Standard


That’s the offer EDUCAUSE put in to acquire New Media Consortium. If accepted, the offer would see EDUCAUSE acquire the now-bankrupt NMC’s trademarks, website, membership and subscriber lists, as well as its flagship Horizon Project, which produced reports on the future of education technology.

Source: Inside Higher Ed


That’s how many of the nation’s high school graduates will be from the South by 2030, according to a new report from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Due to changing demographics, New England colleges will likely focus recruiting efforts on students who are currently underrepresented in the area.

Source: The Boston Globe

$43.6 billion

That’s how much colleges and universities raised via fundraising in the fiscal year ending January 31, according to results from the latest version of the annual Voluntary Support of Education survey from the Council for Aid to Education. Personal giving by alumni proved to be responsible for much of the growth in 2017.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

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