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November 2018 Monthly News Roundup

Top 5 Higher Ed News Roundup

Recap of November 2018

You’re busy and the higher education news cycle moves fast. That's why we've curated the top stories, articles, and reports from November 2018 to keep you up-to-date. From midterm elections to 2019 tech trend predictions, see what you may have missed with our monthly recap.

This month's top news stories include:

  1. What the Midterm Elections Mean for Higher Ed

This year’s midterm elections gave Democrats control of the U.S. House of Representatives. What might this mean for colleges and students? Read the article here.

  1. Feeling Ready for a Career:  Survey Findings on the Quality of Undergraduate Education

An annual survey from the National Survey of Student Engagement found that the majority of college seniors feel confident in the relevancy of what they’re learning and their post-graduation plans. This contradicts findings from other reports. Read the survey findings here.

  1. States' Slow, Steady Embrace of Need-Based Aid

According to an annual report from the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs (NASSGAP), the amount of state financial aid dollars awarded based on financial need grew by 3 percent in most recent year, and by half over the past decade. Read the report findings here.

  1. International Students Have Choices. Are Some Now Looking Past the U.S.?

A new study from the Leaders of the Institute of International Education on international enrollment in the U.S. “paints a complicated picture”. On one hand, total enrollment grew by almost two percent, but the rate of that growth has slowed, and the number of new foreign students is down substantially for a number of reasons. Read the study findings here.

  1. 2019 Promises to be a Big Year of Technology Trends

Gartner has released its top ten list of strategic technology trends predicted to break out of an emerging state and into broader impact and use in 2019. Some of the technology trends include artificial intelligence (AI) development, blockchain, augmented analytics, and digital ethics and privacy. Read the article here.

That’s the top news from November. Check back each month for the latest in higher education. In the meantime, please visit our Resources page for in-depth conversations around top higher education topics, or sign up for our quarterly eNewsletter to receive exclusive articles, white papers, and reports directly in your inbox.

See October 2018’s recap here.



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