More Community Colleges Using Multiple Measures for Readiness
The article highlights the results of a new study which found that a growing number of community colleges use additional measurements to assess students’ college readiness beyond standard assessment practices. According to the research, using multiple measures provides more accurate determination of one’s potential success in college. Learn more.
Inside Higher Ed features an interview with Robert Kelchen, the author of Higher Education Accountability, which discusses the value of higher education’s credentials from an accountability standpoint. Kelchen refers to the current environment surrounding national scrutiny, addressing the problems and reasons for an increased push for accountability on credentials. Learn more.
Going Off The Grid: Creating A Fully Online, Workforce-Focused Community College
The interview with Eloy Ortiz Oakley, discusses the idea of creating a fully online community college, which by providing sub-degree credentials, would enable working learners to adjust to the ever changing labor environment. Taking into consideration the national conversation regarding workforce training challenges and career pathways, Ortiz Oakley shares his thoughts on some of the changes facing California’s workforce. Learn more.
AMT Live! showcases the successful career pathway model
Working Nation highlights the success of the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) career pathway training program. According to the feedback the program has been receiving, it provides relevant and high-skills training to graduates who, after 2 years in the program, are able to easily find employment and generate stable and comfortable income. The program also benefits local employers, providing them with much needed and highly skilled workforce. Learn more.
‘Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education’
The article discusses the notion of student success and accountability in higher education in the context of increased governmental engagement and debate surrounding the Higher Education Act. The collection of essays by Harvard Education Press, suggest that policy makers may have ignored the needs and issues facing non-traditional students, such us minority and low-income learners. Learn more.