Author Archive for Cathy Puleo

Cathy Puleo is a contributor at Higher Ed hero and covers news and views affecting higher education, both in and out of the college classroom. She is a former veteran newspaper reporter covering the politics, characters & color of Philadelphia’s Main Line.

Part-Time Faculty in the Age of Obamacare: How the ACA Will Affect Adjuncts

November 22, 2013 Scores of adjunct faculty at dozens of colleges returned to campus this fall to find significantly lighter course loads and smaller paychecks. More than 200 schools, mostly public community colleges, have slashed the hours of adjuncts and…

Managing Suicidal Students on Campus: Get Help & Stay? Get Help & Get Out?

While most universities offer support for students with mental health conditions, some who have taken psychological leave have found the process of returning to school difficult or near impossible. Changes in federal law in recent years affect an institution of…

How Obamacare Will Affect College Students

As open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rolls out October 1st, college students must have health insurance when the mandate takes effect on January 1, 2014 or they or their parents will pay a tax for that decision.…

Stemming the Tide on Student Debt

September 10, 2013 Student debt has skyrocketed over the past decade, quadrupling from just $240 billion in 2003 to more than $1 trillion today.To make matters worse, broad cuts in higher education funding are expected to leave an estimated 70,000…

Military Students on Campus: Budget-Friendly Strategies to Support Student Vets

August 27, 2013 College is the new front for many veterans.  As waves of women and men in uniform return home, they often find the transition from combat to college to be challenging. Fortunately,  an increasing number of military students…