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As California Goes?

7.06.18

California’s state legislature recently passed a performance-based formula for its community colleges that centers around measures of student success. Opponents of the bill argue that such legislation unintentionally punishes the institutions and students who need it the most while proponents state that the bill, in fact, makes institutions more accountable for the success of such students. Another article in Inside Higher Ed, States Struggle to Close Degree-Attainment Gaps, acknowledges such gaps.
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Is the Work College Model the ‘Wave of the Future’ for Reaching Underserved Students?

7.06.18

Earning to Learn,” a new report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), states that the nation’s nine work colleges can serve as examples for liberal arts colleges to better equip students with the job skills employers demand. Work colleges assess student learning through work assignments that evaluate students’ learned skills. These assignments also help create work transcripts that students can offer alongside their academic transcripts.
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This Is What Georgia Tech Thinks College Will Look Like in 2040

7.06.18

Rafael L. Bras, Georgia Tech’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, discusses a newly released report from Georgia Tech’s Commission on Creating the Next in Education aimed at providing recommendations for public universities in the year 2040 and beyond. The report makes various recommendations which includes creating networks of advisers and coaches that alumni can use for life, using a subscription fee model instead of tuition, and developing new credentials for lifelong learning.
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How Digital Credentialing is Driving the Shift Towards a Learning Economy

7.05.18

Louis Soares, vice president of strategy, research and advancement for the American Council on Education (ACE), sat down for an interview to discuss ACE’s new partnership with Credly to create and issue badges to participants in ACE’s College Credit Recommendation Service. In addition, he discusses how ACE plans to continue to explore and adopt technological innovations in higher education.
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Making the Learning Experience Student-Centered To Combat The Skills Gap From College To Career

7.05.18

Students don’t necessarily see how their classroom assignments and tasks align with their overall educational and subsequent career goals. A more student-centered approach to education could provide clearer pathways for students to make these connections and be better prepared for the job market.
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