Colorado community colleges join national collaborative aimed at putting a focus on older students
The Lumina Foundation funded the collaborative, which stands for Racial Equity for Adult Credentials in Higher Education, and which will provide $975,000 over two years in Colorado
Opinion: The Colorado community-college system is built on exploitation of teachers
Juggling multiple jobs, adjunct faculty are the gig workers of higher education. They outnumber full faculty 4-1 but are paid less than half
A new Colorado law granting Native Americans in-state college tuition is already attracting students
The goal of Senate Bill 29 is to increase the number of Native American students who attend – and are successful – in college
Opinion: A college degree is two things: something you earn, and something you own
Colorado should cultivate this hybrid to reap maximum benefit from its higher-ed system.
Colorado will allow four-year colleges to grant associates degrees to those who dropped out
Colorado is believed to be one the first to put into place a statewide law like this
Colorado is more diverse than ever, but its college professors are overwhelmingly white
Who teaches students matters. Studies show that it affects a student’s sense of belonging, and whether students and families see colleges as being for them.
Tenured professors at Colorado public colleges are predominantly white
Hispanic students now make up about 20% of the state’s universities. But Hispanic professors? Less than 8% of all tenured professors across the state.
Coloradans ages 12-17 who get a coronavirus vaccine are eligible for $50,000 scholarships under new sweepstakes
Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday announced plans to award $50,000 to 25 randomly selected students who have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
Two Colorado colleges plan to remove junior from their names. But will the change attract more students?
College officials at the schools for years have complained that the antiquated term has hampered recruiting
Opinion: Stimulus funds should support Colorado students in need at both public and private colleges
It is shortsighted to think that the private higher-education institutions we lead do not serve the same student demographics as our public counterparts.
Opinion: Colorado’s investment in more equitable higher-ed funding is a necessary start
Laying the groundwork for an economy with a strong middle class requires us to be strategic with our investments – and it’s time to reinvest in higher education.
Fort Lewis College will require students to be vaccinated for coronavirus to enroll for the next academic year
Leaders at the southwest Colorado college say vaccination is the best hope for restoring in-person learning.
Rep. Mullica, Sen. Pettersen: Banning legacy admission preferences at Colorado colleges is a step toward equity
The practice of giving preference to students who have a family connection to a higher-education institution is discriminatory and a concrete example of systemic inequity.
Philip DiStefano: What higher education has learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
The future is a hybrid between the two worlds where the best teaching and learning happen no matter where or when.
Tony Frank: When it comes to higher-education equity, common ground is closer than we might think
Maybe we can bypass the equity v. equality arguments. Maybe we can focus not on what’s said about this issue, but what’s actually done about it.
UNC program prepares students with intellectual, developmental disabilities for competitive jobs
Students are integrated into classes, dorms, jobs and community life at the University of Northern Colorado. “Let them show you what they can do,” one educator says.
Colorado universities and colleges could face more cuts if state doesn’t restore funding, leaders say
Gov. Jared Polis and House and Senate leaders have said they value returning the 58% cut that the state inflicted last year to help balance a budget as the pandemic ate into revenues and raised expenses
Opinion: We need higher education for all to overcome racial, income and health divides in Colorado
Higher education changes lives, but not everyone starts off equally. Getting through the front door is just the first hurdle.
Colorado needs more skilled workers. But the state provides little help to adults trying to earn a college degree.
A wide swath of Coloradans can’t access well-paying jobs to provide for their families, and employers can’t find workers with the skills needed for specialized jobs.