In the face of major threats, most people have one of three responses: fight; flight; or freeze. As the United States navigates severe crises in 2020, a fourth option has emerged: collaborate. Advocating for Change During Times of Crisis shares how Mobile Areas Education Foundation (MAEF) actively advocated to ensure none in the region’s most marginalized communities were left behind in the rapid shift to online higher education in March 2020 as a result of the global health crisis.
Committed to improving college access and success in higher education for all students, with a special focus on underserved populations
Through the PostsecData Collaborative, IHEP is leading efforts to improve postsecondary education data quality and use. For example, in May 2016, IHEP collaborated with partners to publish 11 policy papers on Envisioning the National Postsecondary Infrastructure in the 21st Century – the largest effort to date aimed at improving national postsecondary data systems. Explore the policy recommendations here.
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Need-based aid does more than make college more affordable - it makes college possible.
Strong use of data promotes strong student outcomes.
To close equity gaps, students must cross the degree completion finish line.
The criminal justice system is filled with potential students who stand to benefit the most from high-quality postsecondary education.
There is steadily growing consensus around a critical issue in our nation’s higher education system: the need to modernize our postsecondary data infrastructure.
Recognizing the transformative potential of higher education for individuals involved in our justice system, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) with an advisory council of experienced higher education in prison (HEP) practitioners, data experts, and dedicated advocates, with input from students who are incarcerated, developed guidance to properly identify and benchmark quality higher education in prison (HEP