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Knocking Down Walls to Improve Student Success

4.30.18

San Diego Miramar College (SDMC) is remodeling student spaces to better support students and increase their success. By knocking down a wall dividing a computer lab and learning center, SDMC has improved student support services through the increased availability of multidisciplinary tutors, study rooms, and workshops.
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Fostering Data and Technology Convergence in the Talent Marketplace

4.30.18

As part of a joint effort between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Lumina Foundation, 43 organizations – known as the T3 Innovation Network – convened to discuss how emerging technologies and innovations could converge to create a data infrastructure in order to develop a workforce better-prepared to meet the requirements of 21st century jobs.
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Post-Traditional Perspectives: Understanding the Needs of Adult Learners

4.27.18

This interview discusses the results of a recent survey from Champlain College Online, “Adult Viewpoints 2017: Online Learning & the Back to School Decision,” which uncovers various insights on the value, barriers, and the quality of higher education for adults between ages 23 to 55. The interview focuses on the motivators and needs of adult learners which were explored in the survey.
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For Texas College Students, a New Employment Push: Soft Skills

4.27.18

As part of an initiative in the state of Texas to improve student outcomes, over 300 instructors and administrators gathered to discuss practices that increase graduates’ acquisition of nontechnical skills and improve job placement. Conversations included initiatives to recognize students’ competencies in various marketable skills, provide information on alumni long-term employment trends, and increase the availability of career services.
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The Essential Employability Qualities Certification: Assuring Graduates Are Prepared for the 21st Century Workforce

4.27.18

The Quality Assurance Commons for Higher & Postsecondary Education (QA Commons) aims to close the gaps that exist between higher education institutions and employers (e.g. skills gaps and misalignment between employers’ needs and student preparation). The QA Commons has begun to develop an Essential Employability Qualities Certification (EEQ CERT) to better signal to employers and students what value and skills a program provides to its graduates.
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