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Higher Education Headlines: August 24

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Summer Enrollment Increases at Houston Colleges Ahead of An Unpredictable Fall
Houston Chronicle
Preliminary numbers from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board show college summer enrollment up 11 percent across the state this year.

Opinion: Outdoor Classes Hold Promise for In-person Learning Amid COVID-19
Houston Chronicle
When it comes to conducting classes this fall, most colleges seem to be stuck between holding in-person or remote classes, or some combination of the two.

How COVID-19 United the Higher-ed Workforce
The Chronicle of Higher Education
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Jermany Alston, a housekeeper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, took paid leave to care for her children. But when she returned to work in June, she feared for her safety all over again.

For Many Large Universities, Test-optional is ‘Uncharted Territory.’ Here’s How One is Sdapting.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Jamie Hansard, vice president for enrollment management at Texas Tech U and her colleagues asked how they could help applicants for the fall.

Texas Students Said Pandemic-era Tuition Should be Cut. But It’s Going Up at Some Schools Due to Distance Learning Fees
The Texas Tribune
Students grappling with financial upsets and a hurting economy say tuition should be lowered at their Texas universities. But some colleges are adding new fees related to an increase in distance learning.

Coronavirus Quarantine Rules Complicate College Move-in
The Wall Street Journal
Migration from high-risk states to campuses in states where virus is under control causes concern and logistical headaches.

Higher Ed’s Moment of Truth
Inside Higher Ed
Colleges confront what it means to bring students back to campuses as their fall plans become realities. Will many institutions make it through the fall without outbreaks?

Displaced Workers and Public College Enrollment
Inside Higher Ed
New research shows public colleges have room for improvement when it comes to enrolling displaced workers.

 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.