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Category: Continuous Development


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What graduate students in the humanities should learn

July 14, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

For my last semester of teaching this spring and as a prelude to retirement, I taught a graduate religion seminar. Except for a practicum on teaching higher education in the humanities, I had not taught a graduate class in 10 […]


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Graduate student mentoring must be improved

July 12, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

My institution, New College of Florida, is the nation’s top public college for producing undergraduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s. More than 80 percent move on to graduate school within six years of graduation, and I have the distinct […]


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Where can microcredentials take higher education?

April 25, 2022

Via: eCampus News

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered forth dramatic declines in college and university enrollments, widespread unemployment, and it cast a spotlight on the skills gap and the increased demand for upskilling and reskilling in today’s workforce. As more and more surveys reveal […]


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What Colleges and Job-Training Programs Can Learn From Teenagers’ Hopes and Fears

March 22, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

American teenagers don’t all have money, connections or other advantages. But they all have dreams. Some adolescents are encouraged to follow their dreams. Others grow up hearing that their aspirations are a luxury—nice to have, but hard to afford. This […]


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To Truly Measure Student Growth, Learning Experiences Must Be Personalized

February 8, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

As schools become more focused on continuous improvement and the development of growth mindsets, educators continue to evaluate how they can assess their students’ learning to better inform instructional practices. This is foundational to both teachers and their administrators. Danielle […]


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Why self-discovery increases college and career success

February 7, 2022

Via: eSchool News

What do you want to be when you grow up? As we get older, the answer often changes from highly visible and glamorous endeavors, such as being an actor or a rockstar, to something more useful and meaningful to us […]


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Promoting student choice through SEL self-assessment

January 31, 2022

Via: eSchool News

There is abundant literature on the many benefits of promoting student choice (for an accessible overview see, “The key to making improvements: as the students”). Among the positive outcomes associated with giving students authentic choices in what they will learn, […]


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College Isn’t For Everyone

January 31, 2022

Via: Education Next

One of the biggest shifts in education reform in recent years has been widening acknowledgment that the “college for all” mantra was misguided. Almost everyone now admits that college, as traditionally defined, is not going to be for everyone, and […]


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Colleges Receive Grants to Improve Students’ Job Outcomes

January 18, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A group of 15 colleges and universities was selected to receive $10 million in grants as part of an initiative by the Strada Education Network and the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity, a group of campus leaders focused on […]


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7 Tips for Securing a Research Collaboration

January 6, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

One of the starkest aspects of this COVID-19 crisis has been its impact on collaborative research. Besides moving in-person classes to remote instruction, scientific researchers had to close their labs, research trips and fieldwork had to be put on hold, […]


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Graduates Face Most Promising Job Market Since 2008

November 2, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

New college graduates face the rosiest job market since the 2008 recession, according to the latest annual recruiting trends survey by Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute. Employers who cut back on recruiting during the COVID-19 pandemic are now […]


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3 ways expanding early college curriculum benefits high-schoolers

October 6, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

High-schoolers can earn far more than college credit through an apprenticeship with the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado — there’s a job while they’re in school, and a potential new career that can follow. The district’s apprenticeship model sends […]


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Students Worry About Isolation During Remote Work

September 27, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Most students are open to the idea of working remotely, though they also have concerns about the isolation that might come with it, a new survey from Universum found. The survey from the employer branding agency found that 75 percent […]


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Reminding Congress of Workforce Education

September 20, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Democrats in Congress are seeking to send billions of dollars in new funding to community colleges to support free two-year postsecondary education for students, but that could leave job-focused education behind in the process if policy makers aren’t careful, according […]


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3 ways we’re prepping our students for tomorrow’s jobs

September 17, 2021

Via: eCampus News

COVID-19 and the shift to remote work has created a pressing need for digital skills and computing expertise. A recent KPMG study found that the technology skills shortage is at its highest level since 2008. With many businesses investing billions […]


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Report: Community Colleges Drive Workforce Education, Training

September 16, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A new survey found that community colleges, and especially their noncredit programs, play an outsize role in providing job-focused education. Opportunity America, a Washington, D.C., think tank focused on economic mobility, explained the survey findings in an accompanying policy report […]


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A Crash Course in Career Development

August 26, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

It was 2011, and I had become sure I didn’t want a tenure-track job. I started my Ph.D. in the throes of the 2008 recession, and the tanking job market meant there were few postings in my minuscule subfield. But […]


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New Effort Adds College Credit to Apprenticeship Programs

August 19, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

The journey toward a career often starts at a fork in the road. One path points toward on-the-job training. The other takes a detour through college. They have different benefits and barriers, but both can seem like one-way streets—no U-turns […]


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How stackable credentials let students customize their learning

July 29, 2021

Via: eCampus News

After reviewing the academic result of the 2020-2021 school year, Husson University noticed an important trend among its students in the College of Business and the New England School of Communications. As a prelude to earning degrees, students are completing […]


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How workforce training can help students excel

July 21, 2021

Via: eCampus News

Soaring college tuition costs and massive student debt loads are two dynamics that are calling into question the traditional preparation for successful professional careers. While community colleges and vocational training offer popular alternative paths, a five-year-old workforce training program in […]