Tag: higher education

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Colleges Must Offer More Than Industry Certification

December 16, 2019

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Career and technical education is a vital component to the local economy. However, post-secondary institutions offering the community an industry certification in lieu of college credit are disenfranchising the economy. The letter “Colleges Should Still Embrace Knowledge for its Own […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Ed Dept flags compliance issues with troubled accreditor ACICS

December 10, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Democratic lawmakers and higher education pundits have long criticized ACICS for poorly monitoring the institutions under its purview. ACICS managed two high-profile for-profit college chains, Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute, which collapsed in 2015 and 2016, respectively. This launched […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Making Research Books More ‘Discoverable’ Online

December 9, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

If a dissertation rolls off the presses, and no one reads it, does it make a difference? It’s a quandary no freshly minted PhD wants to ponder. Yet the longform research typical to disciplines like English, history and sociology can […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

5 tips to help students feel connected on campus

December 5, 2019

Via: eCampus News

Students who report a strong sense of belonging at their college or university typically do better in school, and a new survey points to five key steps schools can take to support students’ mental health and success. This sense of […]

Educational Forms, Formal Education

Amicus briefs support Virginia transgender student Gavin Grimm’s case following appeal

December 2, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The U.S. Supreme Court was set to hear Grimm’s case in early 2017, but it was sent back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to be reconsidered after the Trump administration rescinded the U.S. Department of Education’s Obama-era guidance […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Virginia Commonwealth U pilots taking attendance through Wi-Fi

November 25, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Whether attendance should be mandatory in college courses has been a long-standing debate in higher education. Attendance is a key indicator of student performance, VCU officials wrote on a website detailing the program. And so the school is attempting to […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Education Strategies

Report on Accountability and Higher Ed’s ‘Triad’

November 19, 2019

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A new report from New America recommends a wide range of changes to higher education’s regulatory triad, the three primary types of regulators for the industry: accreditors, state agencies and the U.S. Department of Education. These regulatory bodies are failing […]

Education Tech, Educational Forms, Informal learning

Supporting the whole learner with day one access at scale

October 28, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Whenever he’s on the graduation stage handing diplomas to students who have overcome great odds, Warren County Community College President William Austin realizes the payoff that can come from making the transformation to digital learning. The leader of the northwestern […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Report: State and federal spending on higher ed has nearly converged

October 15, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The convergence of funding matters because it changes how support for higher ed flows into the system, Rebecca Thiess, associate manager at The Pew Charitable Trusts, told reporters during a call last week. “We’re seeing more support directly to students […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Money for student success in California can now be used for emergencies

October 7, 2019

Via: Inside Higher Ed

California governor Gavin Newsom signed a suite of bills affecting higher education Friday, including Assembly Bill 943, which opens up a large pot of state funds to be used for emergency student aid. The bill, written by Democratic assemblyman David […]