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Pre-Pandemic, Higher Ed Enrollment Decline Showed Signs of Slowing

According to the researchers who monitor college and university enrollment term-by-term, the continued enrollment decline has shown signs of slowing. Of course, that was pre-pandemic, as the latest enrollment report from the National Student Clearinghouse noted on its front page.

HS Seniors Share Concerns in Survey About College Plans

Nearly half of high school seniors (45 percent) in a recently Encoura Eduventures survey are at least moderately concerned that COVID-19 will force them to change their college choices, and eight in 10 (81 percent) have some concerns that COVID-19 might delay their enrollment.

Report: 5 Enrollment Scenarios for Fall 2020

Higher education research firm Eduventures has offered its perspective on the upbeat and disheartening enrollment scenarios possible for fall 2020.

Most College Students Expect to Head Back to School in the Fall

College students are now feeling much more enthusiastic about the prospect of returning to school in the fall.

11 Considerations for Resuming In-Person Instruction in the COVID-19 Era

A new set of guidelines from the American College Health Association has provided a run-down of key considerations for safely reopening institutions of higher education as the COVID-19 pandemic slows.



International Students of the Future Will Demand Mix of Online and Offline Education

A new report has identified five areas where colleges and universities will have to develop strength in order to woo future generations of international students: social engineering, sustainability, mindfulness, savvy use of technology and the ability to deliver a "transnational" education.

Lowered Expectations, Dropped Assignments Dominated Switch to Online Courses

Nearly half of faculty in a recent survey said they lowered their expectations about the amount of work they could expect from their students after the switch to online learning in response to school closures caused by COVID-19.

Three-Quarters of College Students Call Online Classes 'Unengaging,' Miss Campus Interactions

In an April survey done by education technology vendor Top Hat, a quarter of college students said they're undecided about whether or not to continue their education in the fall.

A Third of College Students Don't Expect to Return if Fall Classes are Online

An education study site ran an informal poll with students about whether they'd return to school in the fall if it were only delivered remotely; a third said they'd withdraw.

Survey: Emergency Move Online Forced More than Half of Faculty to Learn New Teaching Methods

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all higher education institutions (90 percent) in a recent survey used some form of emergency distance education to complete the Spring 2020 term. And 56 percent of faculty who moved courses online were using teaching methods they had never used before.

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