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“Show me the money”: Proposed federal investments in postsecondary education

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/16/2021

During the 2020 presidential campaign, then candidate Joe Biden released a sweeping higher education platform that, in addition to free community college, included calls for increased federal investment in minority serving institutions (MSIs), doubling the Pell grant, and increasing workforce […]

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Leveraging Regional Partnerships for a State-wide OER Community

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/3/2021

Happy Open Education Week! What can be accomplished when we all work together for educational equity? This week’s blog post by Jenny Parks and Regina Gong answers that question (Hint: the answer is going to blow your mind and make […]

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Practice

Financial Aid Basics

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/19/2020

The following special topic paper originally appeared in the publication Pursuing Regulatory Compliance for Digital Instruction in Response to Covid-19: Policy Playbook, which was published by the Every Learner Everywhere Network and develop and edited by WCET. The Playbook gives […]

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Practice

It is Time to Improve Higher Education Transfer

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/28/2020

This week the Scaling Partners Network, on which I represent WCET, issued a “call to action” regarding transfer in higher education. It’s a bold request to educators and policy makers to rethink articulation among institutions. In this post, I outline […]

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Practice

A Road to Somewhere

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 7/31/2020

Last month I asked our readers to contemplate whether or not we’re “on a road to nowhere” as we prepare for the fall and beyond. Today, I want to take a look at where we are on that road and […]

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Practice

Fall and Beyond: Higher Education in the Age of COVID-19 and Other Disasters

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/8/2020

Even before the COVID-19 global pandemic, higher education was struggling to make sense of what David La Piana and Melissa Mendes call a VUCA world in The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World. Originally coined by […]

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Practice

Promising Practices for Navigating “What’s Next”

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/23/2020

I have long marveled at how quickly and effectively WCET pivots to support its members when we most need assistance. Remember the announcement of new guidelines that regional accreditors were going to use to evaluate distance education (CRAC-2001)? State authorization […]

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Practice

Open in a Time of Crisis

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/16/2020

As an ongoing part of WCET’s efforts to help faculty and staff respond to the pandemic, today Dr. Tanya Spilovoy, our resident Open Educational Resources (OER) expert, takes a look at the role openness and OER can play as institutions […]

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