A Hidden Strength of Minority-Serving Colleges: Meeting Students Where They Are
This article interviews one of the co-authors, Lorelle L. Espinosa of the American Council for Education, on its recent brief, Minority Serving Institutions as Engines of Upward Mobility, which uses evidence from its Equality of Opportunity Project to highlight the value of MSIs, specifically their impact on financially disadvantaged students.
AALHE Announces New Leadership
The 2018-19 leadership of Association for the Assessment of Learning In Higher Education (AALHE) was announced at is Annual Meeting held June 4-7, 2018, in Salt Lake City, UT. At the closing ceremony, Dr. Jeremy Penn (University of Iowa) was selected as President and Dr. Jane Marie Souza (University of Rochester) was chosen as President-Elect. Dr. Monica Stitt-Bergh (University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa) is now Past President. New to its Board of Directors include Dr. Kathleen Gorski (Waubonsee Community College) and Dr. Shannon Milligan (DePaul University).
How a New Tech Language Might Transform the Labor Market
What if the so-called skills gap is not so much about skill scarcity but more-so about a lack of clear language and communication mechanisms between the workforce and potential employers? To help resolve this issue, alternative credential providers are working on the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) aimed at providing students, colleges, workers, and employers a streamlined way to share, compare, and understand credentials.
Knocking Down Walls to Improve Student Success
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.
Fostering Data and Technology Convergence in the Talent Marketplace
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.