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Strategies for Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

Over the last 30 years, federal laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) opened the door for more students with disabilities to enroll in college. While statistics show that the 2015-2016 academic year ushered in an increasing number of students with disabilities in higher education, countless students do not inform their university about their disability.  Read more about accommodating students with disabilities here.

From: Faculty Focus


The Political Future of Higher Ed

As the nation heads to the polls today, one trend in American politics is very clear: college-educated voters, once solid supporters of the Republican Party, now overwhelmingly favor the Democrats.

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From: Inside Higher Ed

7 Things You Should Know About the HyFlex Course Model

The hybrid flexible, or HyFlex, course format is an instructional approach that combines face-to-face (F2F) and online learning. Each class session and learning activity is offered in-person, synchronously online, and asynchronously online. Students can decide how to participate. The flexibility of the HyFlex model demonstrates a commitment to student success, and that flexibility can also enable institutions to maintain educational and research activities during a disruption.

Read more about the HyFlex Course Model here.

From: EDUCAUSE

Colleges Go Offbeat for Cybersecurity Training

To appeal to students’ and employees’ “hearts and minds,” campus tech leaders experiment with unconventional strategies: festivals, art installations and role-playing games.

When Whitworth University was hit by a cyberattack earlier this year, it faced a public relations nightmare, significant financial strain and a data breach that may have affected thousands of former and current students and employees. The incident was one of an increasing number of cyberattacks against colleges since 2020. Such attacks have more often succeeded against higher ed than other sectors, including business, health care and financial services. Read more here.

From: Inside Higher Ed

Why so many colleges have been resetting their tuition

Starting next academic year, Colby-Sawyer College will be decreasing tuition, but it’s not just shaving a few hundred dollars off its sticker price. The college is cutting its price from $46,364 to $17,500, a drop of more than 60%. 

Read more here.

From: Higher Ed Dive

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