Connecticut Credential Registry Initiative: Bringing Transparency and Credential Literacy to the Marketplace
August 3, 2021

Connecticut’s Office of Higher Education (OHE) and Office of Workforce Strategy (OWS) join NEBHE in presenting information about Public Act 21-2, which requires the creation of a database of credentials offered in their state. This legislation is based on a larger effort in New England and nationally to create standardized descriptors of credentials and publish these credentials to Credential Engine.

Mental Health on College Campuses During a Pandemic
June 1, 2021
Hosted by NEBHE and Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE)

Learn from experts and students about needed support as we adjust into the next school year and this “new normal.” A panel of college students, who are leaders of exemplary Active Minds chapters at New England colleges and universities, will speak to their experience providing peer support for mental health when made more challenging because of the pandemic. In addition. a panel of mental health experts will share their perspective on how COVID-19 has impacted mental health services on campus. They will identify what the key challenges have been, how they’ve been responding to the increased demand for clinicians, and what practices have been most successful thus far.

International Student Webinar Series, Episode 3 – A New Vulnerable Workforce: Higher Education’s Role in Regional Workforce Development and Retaining International Students Post-Graduation
May 26, 2021

While New England’s colleges and universities work hard to recruit and retain international students, the region needs to strengthen its investment in these students post-graduation to help them join our local workforce. In the final webinar of our series, a panel of experts will explore ways in which our region’s higher education leaders can effectively advocate for policies that not only encourage international students to attend New England’s postsecondary institutions, but also support their entry into the region’s workforce post-graduation.

International Student Webinar Series, Episode 2 – The Student On Campus Experience Matters
May 3, 2021

The various non-traditional postsecondary student populations experience unique challenges with respect to academic and social integration on-campus—including international students studying at American institutions who frequently encounter a mismatch between pre-arrival expectations and the realities of college life on-campus.

International Student Webinar Series, Episode 1 – Connecting Policy to Practice: International Student Recruitment and Enrollment
April 26, 2021

Although complex, and at times overwhelming, professional licensure compliance is a necessary measure in the best interest of students. Approvals by respective licensing entities and accurate disclosures ensure students make informed decisions to enroll in programs which support their professional goals.

Where is the ‘Justice’ in Open Education?
April 26, 2021

Open education frameworks address high-cost course materials, but with an increase in the adoption of open educational materials, conversations about inclusive teaching, social justice, and anti-racism pedagogical practices need to be at the center of open practices. Roberts’ talk will address the urgency of adopting social justice practices in open education and strategies on how to do this.

Open Pedagogy in Practice: Faculty Perspectives
April 12, 2021

Open pedagogy, OER-enabled pedagogy, Open educational practices — you may have heard these terms in passing or maybe you’ve heard a lot about them but still find yourself asking the question, “but what does this actually look like in practice?”

Supporting Students through Creating Accessible, Quality Open Educational Resources
March 29, 2021

As OER awareness continues to increase in postsecondary education, faculty are becoming more curious about how they might invite their students into the creation process, often referred to as Open Pedagogy. As editors and/or creators of OER, students have the opportunity to make existing course content more culturally responsive and representative of their own lived experiences. This collaborative process organically generates opportunities to encourage the diversification of the curriculum and reverse historical inequities perpetuated in commercial textbooks.

Demystifying Professional Licensure Compliance for Connecticut
March 25, 2021

Although complex, and at times overwhelming, professional licensure compliance is a necessary measure in the best interest of students. Approvals by respective licensing entities and accurate disclosures ensure students make informed decisions to enroll in programs which support their professional goals.

Knocking at the College Door: What Does the Declining Number of High School Graduates Mean for the Future of Higher Education?
January 29, 2021

How will student demographics continue to change over time? How has COVID-19 impacted student learning and college readiness? This session is especially relevant to postsecondary enrollment managers, superintendents, high school principals, high school counselors, college presidents and anyone else with a keen interest in learning more about how declining high school graduates will impact the region from now until 2037.

Prosperity vs. Survival: The Power of Partnerships, Affiliations, and Alliance
December 3, 2020

A collaborative virtual workshop between NEBHE and AGB to help college and university leaders face critical questions about enrollments, financial sustainability and post-pandemic plans. Where do institutions and their leaders go from here? With many institutional financial models under increased duress, leadership and resolve must be combined with both strategy and partnerships to provide pathways to institutional prosperity.

The “New Normal”: Lessons Learned from the COVID Age and New Approaches for Spring 2021
December 1, 2020

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced an urgent shift to online learning this spring, colleges and universities are now making their way through a fall semester that is, for many institutions, almost completely remote. The “new normal” has brought with it a host of new questions: Is it possible to foster student engagement in an online setting? How can students, not to mention faculty and staff, stay motivated with limited face-to-face interaction?

Boots on the Ground: Leveraging Practitioner Perspectives on Open Education in New England
November 13, 2020

Part of NEBHE’s Practitioner Perspective series, which aims to elevate the voices of our regional practitioners ranging from faculty, senior leadership, librarians and staff who consistently show up to move forward the work of Open Education in the Northeast, saving our students enrolled in postsecondary institutions money and engaging them in more student-centered pedagogies.

All Learning Counts: Implementers’ Meeting
October 15, 2020

According to a recent survey, 46% of people in our region have some college but no degree—and more than half of respondents said they would be more likely to consider college more of their existing learning could count towards a degree. Institutions, however, are not well-equipped recognize that learning and award course credit. By improving policy and practice related to learning recognition, we can create a more inclusive system that helps individuals advance their educational and career goals.

Upskilling Connecticut
September 29, 2020

Focusing on real-time labor-market data and consumer insights data from Strada Education Network to highlight successes, challenges and opportunities for upskilling in Connecticut. Panelists from Goodwin University, Trinity College and the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities participated.

Upskilling Massachusetts
September 23, 2020

Focusing on real-time labor-market data and consumer insights data from Strada Education Network to highlight successes, challenges and opportunities for upskilling in Massachusetts. Panelists from Quinsigamond Community College and the Commonwealth Corporation participated.

Upskilling Rhode Island
July 15, 2020

Focusing on real-time labor-market data and consumer insights data from Strada Education Network to highlight successes, challenges and opportunities for upskilling in Rhode Island. Panelist Amy Grzybowski from the Westerly Education Center participated.

Introduction to Packback: NEBHE’s Newest Initiative for Engaging Online Courses
July 14, 2020

New England is home to a large number of fast-growing, high-skill industries with jobs that require a postsecondary credential. Effective models of education and training are needed to meet labor market demands, overcome employer-reported skills shortages, and satisfy workers’ desire for additional training. Consequently, the region’s businesses need to make upskilling programs available to employees to improve skills matching, retention and work productivity. The successful implementation of upskilling programs will require greater collaboration and alignment between New England’s educators and employers.

Upskilling Vermont: Bridging the Gaps Between Educators and Employers
July 7, 2020

New England is home to a large number of fast-growing, high-skill industries with jobs that require a postsecondary credential. Effective models of education and training are needed to meet labor market demands, overcome employer-reported skills shortages, and satisfy workers’ desire for additional training. Consequently, the region’s businesses need to make upskilling programs available to employees to improve skills matching, retention and work productivity. The successful implementation of upskilling programs will require greater collaboration and alignment between New England’s educators and employers.

Leveraging Open Educational Resources During COVID-19
June 22, 2020

OER not only saves students substantial out-of-pocket costs, but, in our current climate, they also offer significant advantages to help protect the health and well-being of students, particularly those who depend on traditional campus services, such as the library, or share physical resources with their classmates for access to their required learning materials.

Career Connections in the Age of Coronavirus: What’s Lost, What’s Gained and What’s Ahead
June 18, 2020

The New England economy continues to reel from the effects of COVID-19. Jobs have been lost at a rate not seen since the Great Depression, particularly in the service and hospitality industries. Some economists believe that these losses will be temporary, but others project that the new normal will usher in an era of increased automation and hybridization of jobs, and that some jobs will be lost forever. Career development is more critical to higher education than ever before to help students successfully launch their careers.

Behind the Scenes: How Colleges Are Managing Enrollments During COVID-19
April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic has caused a major upheaval in all areas of life, including higher education. Colleges and universities are navigating a new world of uncertainty in determining their fall admissions and enrollment. Meanwhile, school counselors, and prospective college students and their parents are wondering when they will get answers from college admissions offices about what September will bring. In this live webinar two college admissions officers will give school counselors, parents and prospective students insight into what’s happening on their campuses, and why it’s taking some time to provide answers. They will describe how they’re considering different scenarios as they work to ensure a successful academic year.

New England Postsecondary Admissions in the Age of COVID-19
April 14, 2020

Many New England institutions faced recruitment and revenue concerns-before a global pandemic emptied campuses and upended planned admissions strategies. Facing additional uncertainty for the coming fall, institutions are seeking further information on how to best respond to these challenges. The briefing will feature insights from Maguire Associates’ March 2020 national survey of impact of the pandemic on prospective parents and students’ college choice process and their thoughts on how enrollment operations can be most helpful to them. The session will provide tailored findings for leaders of public and independent institutions in all six New England states.