In this week’s roundup:
Colleges and universities respond to student demands for an anti-racist campus, a DOE lawsuit over Title IX and The College Board urges flexibility as the test-optional movement gains momentum.
Stay tuned for our weekly roundup on what trends we’re seeing across institutions, how individual colleges and universities are responding and what national policy changes are affecting higher ed.
Week of June 4-11
- Many students and activists have taken to social media, calling for colleges to create action plans for anti-racism on campus, and while some are missing the mark, many have answered.
- Some racist behavior or speech from prospective students and faculty members have motivated some schools to revoke student admissions invitations and rescinded job offers to faculty, while others claim that they are unable to do so.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education talks with E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia University about why this is “an existential time for higher education.”
- A new study from TechRepublic finds 30% of college students are changing career paths due to the coronavirus crisis.
- The College Board is asking for flexibility from college admissions officers for students who didn’t take the SAT or who submitted their scores late.
- In more than a dozen states, Democratic attorneys general filed a federal lawsuit to try to block the Department of Education's final rule on Title IX sexual assault.
- According to a new EAB survey of college advancement professionals, colleges expect a significant decline in philanthropic revenue for 2020 and 2021.