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Most Young People Entering the U.S. Workforce Lack Critical Skills Essential for Success
http://www.conference-board.org/UTILITIES/pressDetail.cfm?press_ID=2971

The Changing Face of the Health Care Industry
http://olmis.emp.state.or.us/olmisj/ArticleReader?itemid=00002126&segmentid=0007&tour=0&p_date=1

To Measure Or Not To Measure – That’s Still In Question
http://www.nacubo.org/x2407.xml

Accountability

Higher Education’s Big Liehttp://www.insidehighered.com/views/2010/06/03/larson

Holding Colleges Accountable: Is Success Measurable?http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1948175,00.html

The ‘No-Frills’ College of the Future
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/sep2010/bs2010099_868033.htm

Accreditation

Accreditation 2.0
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2010/01/18/eaton

New Scrutiny for College Accreditation Groups
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703340904575285014094515910.html?KEYWORDS=accreditation

Adults

Understanding Adult Learning Trends to Predict Future Opportunities

http://sharing.educationdynamics.com/media/p/366.aspx

Assessment

The Faculty Role in Assessment
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/05/28/assess

Athletics

Sports Save Schools: Colleges are Adding Sports to Boost Revenue and Increase Enrollment
http://blog.taragana.com/n/sports-save-schools-colleges-are-adding-sports-to-boost-revenue-and-increase-enrollment-166876/

College Costs and Student Debt

11 Ways to Graduate College with Less Debthttp://www.ethiopianreview.com/business/568

As college costs rise, loans become harder to get
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/27/AR2009122702116.html?hpid=topnews

College May Become Unaffordable for Most in U.S.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/education/03college.html

College Pricing http://trends.collegeboard.org/college_pricing?ep_ch=PR&ep_mid=6680996&ep_rid=31798850&ep_mid=6680996&ep_rid=31798850&ep_mid=6760917&ep_rid=31798547

Families losing appetite for college debt
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/dec/19/families-losing-appetite-college-debt/

Higher education’s bubble is about to burst
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/Sunday_Reflections/Higher-education_s-bubble-is-about-to-burst-95639354.html

How America Pays for College 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Galluphttps://www.salliemae.com/about/news_info/research/how_america_pays_2010/

How to Tame College Costs—It’s Not Just Tuitionhttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB128121249197225401.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

In the Basement of the Ivory Tower
http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200806/college

Is a college degree still worth it?
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-jobs-educate-20100612,0,1944150.story

Measuring Up 2008: The 2008 National Report Card
http://measuringup2008.highereducation.org/index.php

‘Out of Whack’ Tuition May Drive Away Students, Duncan Says –http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601070&sid=a7F1HfrTe6Ms#

Overdue college loan payments up as amounts, interest rates rise
http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1140817&srvc=business&position=recent

Painful Choices as College Bills Wallop Families
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122895685290096607.html?

Paying for college– the great juggling act http://economy.kansascity.com/?q=node/3449

Reining in College Costs
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/dec2009/bs20091221_519869.htm

Squeeze Play 2009 The Public’s Views on College Costs Today
http://www.highereducation.org/reports/squeeze_play_09/index.shtml

Student groans: Credit crunch affecting college applications
http://gazettextra.com/news/2008/nov/17/student-groans-credit-crunch-affecting-college-app/
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The (Hidden) Cost of College
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christie-garton/the-hidden-cost-of-colleg_b_593608.html

What Does a College Degree Cost? Comparing Approaches to Measuring “Cost Per Degree”
http://www.deltacostproject.org/resources/pdf/johnson3-09_WP.pdf

Who Pays for Higher Education? Changing Patterns in Cost, Price, and Subsidies
http://www.deltacostproject.org/resources/pdf/issuebrief_01.pdf

Why College Costs Rise, Even in a Recession
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/05/your-money/paying-for-college/05money.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&th&emc=th

College Graduate Earnings

College Class of 2009 Sees Declines in Starting Salary Offers
http://www.naceweb.org/press/display.asp?year=&prid=305

Widening College Cost to Earnings Gap
http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/economicsunbound/archives/2009/09/earnings_of_you.html

College Preparation

College-Bound Seniors 2009 http://professionals.collegeboard.com/data-reports-research/sat/cb-seniors-2009

College Entrance Test Scores Flagginghttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB125065253283242295.html

College Rankings

30 Ways to Rate a College
http://chronicle.com/article/30-Ways-to-Rate-a-College/124160/

Best Colleges – Most Lucrative Schools & Majors
http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges/

Circular Ratings
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/01/13/usnews

A Different Way of Ranking Collegeshttp://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/23/a-different-way-of-ranking-colleges/

How the U.S. News & World Report College Rankings Are Destroying Higher Educationhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-samuels/how-the-us-news-world-rep_b_699264.html

Curriculum/Programs

5 Reasons to Attend a Liberal Arts College
http://moneywatch.bnet.com/saving-money/blog/college-solution/five-reasons-to-attend-a-liberal-arts-college/1390/

Business Curricula Need a Strong Dose of the Liberal Arts, Scholars Say
http://chronicle.com/article/Business-Curricula-Need-a/63694/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Colleges come up short on what students need to know
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/13/AR2010081304468.html

Freshmen Abandon Business
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/01/21/freshmen

In Defense of the Liberal Arts
http://www.newsweek.com/id/229955

Leader of Liberal-Education Group Takes Stand Against 3-Year Degrees
http://chronicle.com/article/Leader-of-Liberal-Education/65760/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Making Teaching a Profession
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/01/05/teachers

Community Colleges

A Degree of Progress? What the ‘Graduation Initiative’ Means for Community Colleges
http://www.businesswest.com/details.asp?id=2132

More White-Collar Workers Turn to Community Colleges
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/education/20COMMUN.html?_r=1

Obama Community College Plan Bets On Online Course Potential
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/08/17/obama-community-college-plan-bets-on-online-course-potential/

 Culture

The End of Tenure?
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/books/review/Shea-t.html?_r=2&src=me

Delaware Study

University of Delaware – The National Study of Instructional Costs & Productivityhttp://www.udel.edu/IR/cost/

Discounting

Financial Aid and Admission: Tuition Discounting, Merit Aid, and Need-aware Admission http://www.nacacnet.org/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/discussion/Pages/FinAidAdmission.aspx

 Distance Education

itc 2009 Distance Education Survey Results

http://www.itcnetwork.org/file.php?file=%2F1%2FITCAnnualSurvey2009Results.pdf

Diversity/Under-represented Populations

Graduating At-Risk Students: A Cross-Sector Analysis
http://www.educationalpolicy.org/pdf/GraduatingAtRiskStudents.pdf

High School Latina Drop Out Reaches 41 percenthttp://www.racewire.org/archives/2009/09/latina_hs_dropout_rate_at_41_p.html

Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education – August 2010
http://schottfoundation.org/publications/schott-2010-black-male-report.pdf

Dual Enrollment

In Suburban Schools, an Alternative to A.P.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/education/10dual.html

Economics/Value of Degree Attainment

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/03/myth-busting-the-value-of-college/?hp

Economy

Demographics and Poverty
http://www.nccp.org/profiles/demographics.html

Demographics and the Economy
http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparecat.jsp?cat=1

Economy Forces States to Scale Back Scholarship Programs
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/07/26/37scholarships.h29.html?tkn=UTPF3B9dOEuJUmJcJigG+QoiVI/oEVQJT6P&cmp=clp-edweek

Economic Mobility Project – Pew Trust
http://economicmobility.org/

Financial Outlook Remains Negative for Higher Education, Moody’s Says (1/2010)
http://chronicle.com/article/Financial-Outlook-Remains/63642/

Leveraging Crisis for Competitive Advantage
http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/reality_check/leveraging_crisis_for_competitive_advantage

Pell Grants “Natural Experiment” Found to Increases Low-Income Students’ College-Going Rates
http://www.nacubo.org/x11238.xml

Recession calls into question economics of a college degree
http://staugustine.com/national-news/2010-01-24/recession-calls-question-economics-college-degree

The Economy and College Choice
http://chronicle.com/blogPost/The-EconomyCollege-Choice/24610/?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

The Revenue-to-Cost Spiral
http://www.popecenter.org/inquiry_papers/article.html?id=2196

Trends in College Spending: Where Does the Money Come From? Where Does It Go?

http://www.deltacostproject.org/analyses/delta_reports.asp

Endowments

The Not-So-Rich Elite
http://www.newsweek.com/id/209959

Finance

The Growing Imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
http://www.enrollmentmarketing.org/research/The-Growing-Imbalance-Recent-Trends-in-US-Postsecondary-Finance.pdf

Hundreds of Colleges Fail to Make the Grade on Financial Responsibility
http://chronicle.com/article/Hundreds-of-Colleges-Fail-to/123872/

Negative Credit Ratings Reflect Financial Strain on Small Colleges
http://chronicle.com/article/Negative-Credit-Ratings/123622/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Financial Aid

Fixing the Formula:  A New Approach to Determining Independent Students’ Ability to Pay for College
http://www.nasfaa.org/Subhomes/ResearchHome/FixingtheFormulaFinalReport.Pdf

The Impact of Financial Aid on Postsecondary Persistence: A Review of the Literature
http://www.nasfaa.org/Annualpubs/Journal/Vol37N3/RMichaelHaynes.PDF

It’s Not Just About Aid Anymore
http://www.universitybusiness.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=1629

Private Student Loans Are Making a Comeback
http://www.smartmoney.com/personal-finance/college-planning/private-student-loans-are-making-a-comeback/

Trends in Student Aid (College Board Annual Report)
http://www.trends-collegeboard.com/student_aid/

First-year Programs/Retention

True Costs of Student Success
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/01/06/delta

Gender

More College Grads Are Women
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-women-college-graduation-b090609,0,5875.story

MSU Study: Girls Game Less Because They Have Less Free Time
http://news.msu.edu/story/6608/

Globalization

The Globalization Of Higher Education

http://www.forbes.com/2010/07/28/global-international-universities-colleges-leadership-education-ben-wildavsky.html?boxes=financechannelforbes

Governance

Strengthening Board Capacity for Overseeing College Costs
http://agb.org/system/files/u3/overseeing_college_costs.pdf

Strengthening Board Capacity for Strategic Financial Oversight
http://agb.org/system/files/u3/strengthening_board_capacity.pdf

The Role of Boards in College Access Programs: Creating and Maintaining Quality
http://www.usc.edu/dept/chepa/pdf/Role_of_Boards_paperFINAL.pdf

The Trustee-Faculty Relationship
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/01/25/agb

What Boards Are Doing—and Not Doing— in Reviewing Institutional Costs
http://agb.org/system/files/u3/what_boards_are_doing.pdf

Graduate

Council of Graduate Schools report on graduate enrollments
http://www.cgsnet.org/portals/0/pdf/R_ED2009.pdf

Graduation Rates

Florida/Southeast
http://enlacefl.usf.edu/research/Research%20Briefs/2009/Indicators%20of%20Student%20success.pdf

Ohio
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/06/ohio_college_graduation_rate_i.html

Promoting a Culture of Student Success: How Colleges and Universities Are Improving DegreeCompletion
http://publications.sreb.org/2010/10E02_Promoting_Culture.pdf

Reports Reveal Colleges with the Biggest, Smallest Gaps in Minority Graduation Rates in the U.S.

http://www.edtrust.org/dc/press-room/press-release/reports-reveal-colleges-with-the-biggest-smallest-gaps-in-minority-gradu

Study: Many don’t graduate college due to lack of academic challenge
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-09-09-college-graduation-academic_N.htm

Colleges Are Failing in Graduation Rates
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/business/economy/09leonhardt.html

Does student financial aid cause more participation in and graduation from post-secondary education? – (This paper addresses two fundamental questions about the impact of student financial aid on participation in and graduation from post-secondary education.) (Full document in PDF)

Graduation/Work Preparedness

Study: College Grads Unprepared For Workplace
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127230009&ps=cprs

High School Student Attitudes/Preparation

A New Look at High School Students’ Ambitions
http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_US/us/About/Leadership/barry-salzberg/article/568f028846215210VgnVCM100000ba42f00aRCRD.htm

U.S. Graduation Rate Continues Decline
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/06/10/34swanson.h29.html

Higher Education Economics/Finance

SHEEO Report: State Higher Education Finance FY 2007

http://www.sheeo.org/finance/shef_fy07.pdf

State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) (March, 2005)

Accountability for Better Results: A National Imperative for Higher Education

The Growing Imbalance: Recent Trends in U.S. Postsecondary Education Finance
http://www.deltacostproject.org/resources/pdf/imbalance20080423.pdf

Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education

http://www.williams.edu/wpehe/

Higher Education Issues

The Other Side of ‘Test Optional’
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/26/education/edlife/26guidance-t.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=test%20optional&st=cse

Beyond the Rhetoric: Improving College Readiness Through Coherent State Policyhttp://publications.sreb.org/2010/Beyond%20the%20Rhetoric.pdf

HBCU’s

D.o.B.C. Death of Black Colleges?http://alumniroundup.com/?p=3537

The Challenge for Black Colleges
http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/best-colleges/2009/08/19/the-challenge-for-black-colleges.html

Innovation in Higher Education

Another New Idea for Higher Education
http://collegeaffordability.blogspot.com/2010/01/another-new-idea-for-higher-education.html

Bold Strokes Bring Budget Relief
http://www.nacubo.org/Business_Officer_Magazine/Current_Issue/June-July_2009/Bold_Strokes_Bring_Budget_Relief.html
How to make colleges twice as productive
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2008/12/07/double_u/?page=2

NAICU – New Affordability Initiatives for the 2009-10 Academic Year
http://www.naicu.edu/special_initiatives/affordability/about/

Rethinking Science Education
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/01/06/scienceed

International Students

A Shifting International Mix
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/08/25/chinese

K-Middle School: College Prep

How Would You Assess The Proposed Early Learning Challenge Fund?http://education.nationaljournal.com/2009/08/how-would-you-assess-the-propo.php

Marketing and Communication

Pew Research Study – Internet and Mobile Access 2010
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Mobile-Access-2010.aspx

Parents

Filling in the Blanks http://www.aei.org/docLib/fillingintheblanks.pdf

Keeping parents’ ‘helicopters’ grounded during college
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-parents-20100829,0,5909576.story

Parent Expectations and Planning for College: Statistical Analysis Report
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008079

Private Colleges and Universities

10 Reasons to Go to a Small College http://www.usnews.com/blogs/professors-guide/2010/07/28/10-reasons-to-go-to-a-small-college.html

Private colleges offer state best return on aid investment
http://www.indystar.com/article/20100531/OPINION01/5310307/1002/OPINION/Private-colleges-offer-state-best-return-on-aid-investment

Proprietary/For-Profit Higher Education

Damaging Data on Loan Repayment
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/08/16/eddata

For-profit colleges reap big benefit from stimulushttp://www.ajc.com/news/for-profit-colleges-reap-541761.html

For-profit higher-ed gets failing grade from White House http://www.aurorasentinel.com/articles/2010/06/06/opinion/editorials/doc4c0be565055eb821453507.txt

Investors Buy Private Dana College in Nebhttp://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/03/17/business/AP-NE-Dana-College-Sold.html?_r=1

Linking Debt and Income
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/01/18/rules

As for-profit colleges flourish, focus turns to grads’ success and debt
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14209838#ixzz0dM379iSu

For-Profit, For God
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/08/03/christian

Undercover Testing Finds Colleges Encouraged Fraud and Engaged in Deceptive and Questionable Marketing Practiceshttp://pervegalit.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gaomarketing.pdf

Public Universities

Beyond the Rhetoric: Improving College Readiness Through Coherent State Policy http://www.highereducation.org/reports/college_readiness/index.shtml

Public Higher Education Is ‘Eroding From All Sides,’ Warn Political Scientists http://chronicle.com/article/Public-Higher-Education-Is/124292/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Public Colleges Turn to Tuition Increases to Offset Budget Squeezes http://chronicle.com/article/Public-Colleges-Turn-to/124214/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Rankings

Ranking Your Alma Mater on How Much You Make
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1914994,00.html

Research Universities

Change and the Research University
http://www.usc.edu/dept/chepa/lloyd/change_research_university.pdf

Retention/Graduation

The Four Year College Myth
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/articles/2009/05/31/the_four_year_college_myth/

Who Graduates At-Risk Students?
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/06/18/career

State Budgets

Budget Cuts Take Toll on Education
http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/best-colleges/2009/08/19/budget-cuts-take-toll-on-education.html

More Cuts for Colleges Are Likely Even After States Pass Budgets
http://chronicle.com/article/Further-State-Budget-Cuts-Loom/47448/

State shortfalls across U.S. total $160 billion
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-te.md.budgets02aug02,0,4552111.story

Strategic Enrollment General Topics

Planning Trumps Rankings
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/07/27/walters

Why Do Graduates of Some Colleges Earn More Than Others?
http://collegeaffordability.blogspot.com/2008/12/why-do-graduates-of-some-colleges-earn.html

Student Loans/Debt

Deep In Debt http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/01/student-loan-financial-aid-opinions-colleges-10-debt.html?boxes=Homepagelighttop

Defaults on U.S. Student Loans Climbed in 2008 Crunchhttp://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-09-13/defaults-on-u-s-student-loans-climbed-in-2008-crunch.html

Degree Attainment of Undergraduate Student Borrowers in Four-Year Institutions: A Multilevel Analysis http://www.nasfaa.org/Annualpubs/Journal/Vol37N3/DaiLi.PDF

Growing concern of students overwhelmed by education loans
http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/money/bs-bz-ambrose-student-debt-20100912,0,2299628.story

Placing the Blame as Students Are Buried in Debt
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/29/your-money/student-loans/29money.html?src=me&ref=business

Skewed Statistics: the implications of the student cohort default
http://www.centerforcollegeaffordability.org/uploads/SkewedStats_Bennett.pdf

Student loans can be a ‘trap’
http://www.omaha.com/article/20100104/NEWS01/701049957

Study Shows Rise in Average Borrowing by Students
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/12/education/12college.html?_r=1&hp

Test-Optional Issue

ACT/SAT Optional Colleges List Soars to 280
http://www.fairtest.org/act-sat-optional-colleges-list-soars-280

Another First for SAT-Optional Movement
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/05/27/wake

More universities are going SAT-optional
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2006-04-04-standardized-tests_x.htm

SAT-optional — will trend take off or sputter?http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2009/04/19/2703351-sat-optional-will-trend-take-off-or-sputter

Transfer Students

Best Practices in State Articulation and Transfer Systems: Assessment and Evaluation
http://wiche.edu/info/stas/presentations/assessmentOfTransferJan2010.pdf

Best Practices in State Articulation and Transfer Systems: Collaboration and Communication
http://wiche.edu/info/stas/presentations/collaborationAndCommunicationJan2010.pdf

Undocumented Students/Illegal Immigrants

Dream Act could save immigrant students from deportation
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/11/AR2010081105284.html

DREAM vs. Reality: An Analysis of Potential DREAM Act Beneficiaries
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/DREAM-Insight-July2010.pdf

Pro & Con: Should states extend college benefits to illegal immigrants?
http://www.ajc.com/opinion/pro-con-should-states-536097.html

United States Higher Education International Setting

Getting Back to #1
http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/getting_back_to_1

Veterans

A New Deal for Veterans
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/06/22/gibill

Saluting a New Cadre of Students
http://www.nacubo.org/Business_Officer_Magazine/Current_Issue/June-July_2009/Saluting_a_New_Cadre_of_Students.html

Women’s Colleges

Are Women’s Colleges Still Needed?
http://views.washingtonpost.com/leadership/panelists/2010/09/are-womens-colleges-still-needed.html

Women’s Colleges Shift Gaze to Less Well-Off
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/30/education/30pinemanor.html