Here are some new resources and news about the field of higher education.

Access woes persist for students of lesser means 

Minority students and those who come from lower socioeconomic status struggle to enroll in college and graduate, federal data shows.

More than just bathrooms 

When students felt more at ease to express themselves and their gender identity, they reported a greater sense of belonging on the campus, the study found. When they felt supported, through policy or otherwise, they also felt more at home. (Inside Higher Ed)

Poll: Most Americans see higher ed headed in the wrong direction 

While both Republicans and Democrats express skepticism about higher education, they do so for different reasons: Democrats are more concerned about tuition rates, and Republicans are more concerned about their perceptions of campus politics. (Inside Higher Ed)

AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for

As machines increasingly complement human labor in the workplace, we will all need to adjust to reap the benefits.

Reimagining higher education 

How colleges, universities, businesses, and governments can prepare for a new age of lifelong learning.

The Myth of Multitasking

New study shows that splitting attention between lecture and cellphone or laptop use hinders long-term retention, and those in class suffer from others’ use of devices.

Understanding the new college majority: The demographic and financial characteristics of independent students and their postsecondary outcomes 

This briefing paper provides an overview of the makeup of today’s independent student population and describes the need to improve higher education data collection to track trends in independent student postsecondary success and completion.

New affordability series brief

Evaluating State Funding Effort for Higher Education analyzes higher education spending relative to personal income, population, and total tax revenue. State trends in state effort are explored, and the empirical research on what impacts state effort is summarized.