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Degree Plus?

7.31.17

The University of Utah is now offering a stackable credential aimed at equipping liberal arts graduates with the technical skills employers seek. The certificate program, which the institution refers to as a “Degree-plus,” consists of approximately seven weeks of additional classes.
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Our College Students Are Changing. Why Aren’t Our Higher Education Policies?

7.21.17

The “traditional” college student is an outdated norm that many policy makers still think of when enacting higher education policy. However, the average college student no longer fits in that mold, and education policies need to change to better serve current and future students such as first-generation, work, part-time, transfer, those that have family responsibilities, etc.
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Promises and Pitfalls of Online Education

7.21.17

While online education has served its role in making courses more widely available, it has not lived up to its potential. Two issues include less prepared students fare worse in online courses compared to when they take in-person courses, and quality assurance of online courses.
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Should Schools Test the ‘Career’ Half of ‘College and Career’?

7.21.17

With growing emphasis on career readiness in higher education, more educators are calling for assessments that can better demonstrate to employers what skills students have when they enter the workforce.
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Competency Education Group Opens Membership

7.20.17

C-BEN, comprised of 30 colleges and universities with competency-based education (CBE) programs, has opened up its membership in order to spread knowledge and expertise of CBE to interested institutions.
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