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Inside Higher Ed is a great place to begin exploring topics. To subscribe to the daily news digest, scroll down to the bottom of the IHE homepage. Select the orange "Get our daily news update" button. Enter your email address. From the list options, select Daily News Update. You don't need to provide your name, college, or job title.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is another great place to start your research. Be sure to check out its Data tab. You can sign up for the Chronicle's free daily newsletters too.
State Report Cards Map (2017). From Education Week.
NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition. Identifies emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning and teaching.
The Almanac of Higher Education 2017-18. From The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Condition of Education 2017. Summarizes important developments and trends in education using latest available data. Issued by National Center for Education Statistics.
A Stronger Nation (2017). State-by-state college attainment statistics. From the Lumina Foundation.
What Students, Alumni, and Employers Think About For-Profit Colleges (2014). From PublicAgenda.org.
The Degree Qualifications Profile (2014). A new framework for defining the learning and quality that college degrees should signify. From the Lumina Foundation.
Minority-Serving Institutions: Doing More with Less (2014). From the Institute for Higher Education Policy.
Making Sense of the System: Financial Aid for the 21st-Century Student (2013). An outline of 13 federal policy recommendations. From the Institute for Higher Education Policy.
Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education (2012). From the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability.
Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning (2010). From the U.S. Department of Education.
College Access for the Working Poor: Overcoming Burdens to Succeed in Higher Education (2007). From the Institute for Higher Education Policy.
A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education (Spellings Commission Report) (2006). From the Department of Education.
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.:As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the National Center prepares analyses of pressing policy issues facing the states and the nation regarding opportunity and achievement in higher education. [Tip: Use the 'Reports' icon at the top of the page, or 'Reports by Subject' on the left side of the page.]
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): The U.S. is one of 34 member countries. OECD's Education topic page includes statistics, publications, and documents. [Tip: Click on the 'Higher education and adult learning' link on the left side of the page.]
Center for 21st Century Universities (at Georgia Tech): Its "In the News" page rounds up articles about emerging issues in higher education.
Open Future of Higher Ed, Google Sites: Looks at how higher education will be reinvented in an open world.
Resources, Lumina Foundation: This private, independent foundation aims to increase students’ access to and success in college.
Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS). Provides state-level higher education data and information.
Google Scholar: Search scholarly resources for articles, theses, books, and abstracts. Some full-text links are provided. You might have to search for others using library search or find them on the web.
ProCon.org: See its Education section.
College Affordability and Completion, U.S. Department of Education: Provides links to blogs, speeches, and other resources.
College Affordability and Transparency Center, U.S. Department of Education: Information about college costs at America’s colleges and universities.
Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education: Detailed information about financial aid options.
Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS): Select the tabs for College Affordability and Higher Education Finance.
Beyond Financial Aid: from the Lumina Foundation
College Affordability and Completion, U.S. Department of Education: Links to blogs, speeches, other resources.
Resources, Lumina Foundation: The goal of this private, independent foundation is to increase students’ access to and success in college.
Resources on Transfer and Community Colleges: from EdPath.
Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS): Select the tabs for Educational Attainment and Persistence and Completion.
Policy Overview, U.S. Department of Education: Links to legislation, regulations, guidance, and other policy documents.
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP): This nonpartisan, nonprofit organization promotes access to and success in higher education for all students.
Complete College America: This nonprofit organization works with states to increase the number of Americans with college degrees. It offers stats, reports, and recommendations.
Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS).
The U.S. Department of Education's web page about Accreditation in the United States provides a good overview of the accreditation process.
American Bar Association, which accredits law schools
ABET, which accredits engineering schools
Also see a directory of other accrediting organizations.
Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS): Select the Efficiency and Effectiveness tab.