The challenges higher education faces today have started important conversations about how colleges adapt and respond to the students they enroll and the communities they serve. Congressional support has helped institutions weather the storm of uncertainty over time, and policymakers are increasingly interested in higher education reforms that emphasize accountability, quality, and return on investment for students. High-quality research is necessary to developing the legislative and regulatory actions that will shape higher education’s future.
Originally borne from the need to address challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACADEMIX Upshot series aims to equip lawmakers with the actionable, evidence-based information they need to consider how their decisions will impact student outcomes and the behavior of colleges and universities by partnering with academic researchers to deliver timely and relevant insights. To check out our series of long-form research on key issues facing our nation’s higher education system, click here.