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Weekly Rundown
AKA|Strategy continues its commitment to stay informed about the latest in higher education and the nonprofit sector.

It is a pleasure to share these articles that we found both informative and engaging.
We welcome any comments or reactions to this edition of our AKA Weekly Rundown.
What you might have missed earlier this week
From The Hechinger Report:
‘It’s just too much’: Why students are abandoning community colleges in droves
by Lawrence Lanahan
Despite predictions that students would opt for colleges closer to home during the pandemic, community colleges have experienced a more significant decline in enrollment than their four-year counterparts. Continuation of this trend could exacerbate racial and socioeconomic gaps in higher education. Read this article

From EdSurge:
A Scorecard developed by the U.S. Department of Education has enabled users to design different ways of measuring the return on investment (ROI) of higher education institutions. Here’s an example of the outcome for one college. Read this article
From The New York Times:
For Diversity Leaders in the Arts, Getting Hired Is Just the First Step
By Robin Pogrebin
As cultural institutions around the country hire diversity officers, they are finding it is important to go beyond simply increasing the number of staff and board members from underrepresented populations to adequately address institutional patterns of systemic racism. Read this article

From Artnet News:
Slow Down the Mega-Galleries, Empower Black Collectors, and 13 Other Changes Art-World Insiders Hope to See in 2021
An array of curators, artists, dealers, and other industry experts identify ways in which the art world should evolve in 2021 and the steps necessary to achieve constructive change. Read this article

Further Reading
From Inside Higher Education:
How Much Will Your College Receive in Coronavirus Stimulus Funding, Part 2?
By Rick Seltzer
The U.S. Department of Education has released details of how much aid individual colleges and universities will receive from the $21.2 billion COVID-19 emergency funding signed into law at the end of December. Read this article

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