January 10, 2019
Partial Government Shutdown and How It is Affecting Higher Education

From financial aid to food insecurity, the government plays a large role in higher education. Below are some articles that reference the partial government shutdown and its effect on higher education.

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How to Help a Student in a Mental-Health Crisis
By David Gooblar
December 18, 2018

Anxiety, in particular, seems to be on the rise among undergraduates. The most recent data  from the American College Health Association suggest a mental-health crisis on American college campuses. In its 2017 survey of 26,000 undergraduates, 40 percent said that at some point in the previous 12 months they had felt "so depressed that it was difficult to function," 61 percent had experienced overwhelming anxiety, and nearly 13 percent had seriously considered suicide. Those are worrisome numbers, and many faculty members see the fallout in our classrooms every day.

Are Your Students Career Ready? New Initiatives Close Competency and Skill Gaps
by Matthew Brink
December 6, 2018

Are your students career ready? It is a question with differing answers. The national dialogue about whether students are career ready has a different tone depending on the source. The employment community’s answer is an emphatic no. The higher education community’s answer is a resounding yes. This difference is accentuated in the 2014 Lumina Study “The American Public’s Opinion on Higher Education and U.S. Business Leaders Poll on Higher Education: What America Needs to Know about Higher Education Redesign.”

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