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Technical or Cultural Courses? Students Need Both

4.26.18

In order to truly prepare students to meet the workforce needs of the future, higher education must become more interdisciplinary by providing students with cultural literacy, technical education, and real-world experience.
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College Wasn’t Designed Around Student Success. Here’s How to Fix It

4.26.18

A consortium of 11 public research universities known as the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) has been working together to increase the completion rates of their diverse learners through the sharing of information, resources, and best practices. The UIA has increased graduation rates for low-income students by 25%, and this article shares three challenges they have faced and overcome along the way.
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Addressing Needs of Underserved Students Requires Myriad Perspectives

4.26.18

As part of a panel at the American Council on Education’s (ACE) conference, higher education leaders discussed ways to better serve students of color and those from low-income backgrounds. Included in the discussion are the importance of understanding students’ individual contexts and focusing on quality assurance.
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What are Community Colleges? Are They Vocational Schools?

4.25.18

Community colleges serve a wide array of learners and provide access to higher education for many students who otherwise would not attend. However, in their mission to meet the needs of their communities, two-year institutions also provide career education/workforce development programs that cause some to label them as merely “vocational schools” while overlooking their comprehensive offerings.
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Counting U.S. Secondary and Postsecondary Credentials

4.25.18

The Credential Engine (CE) has released the results of a recent study where they sought to determine the real count of credentials available in the U.S. marketplace. As a result, CE has compiled a comprehensive count for various credential types including college degrees from Title IV institutions, for-credit certificates, online degree programs, and federally-registered apprenticeships among others.
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