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Deal creates new model for adult learners

From The Chronicle: “UMass realized that to meaningfully expand its offerings for working adults, just choosing an online-program manager (OPM) didn’t make sense. … UMass… Read More

Report: More education doesn’t always mean more earnings

From Inside Higher Ed: “The report found that a worker with a bachelor’s degree earns a median $2.8 million over a lifetime, averaging about $70,000… Read More

American democracy is sick. Can colleges be part of the cure?

From EdSurge: “Educators are alarmed, and surveys of people ages 18 to 24 about the state of America’s democracy and values show ‘there is sort… Read More

US colleges hit by wave of student labour unionisation

From Times Higher Education: “A new wave of student labour unionisation is sweeping US college campuses, with demands for better pay and conditions encouraged by… Read More

Why white students are 250% more likely to graduate than Black students at public universities

From The Hechinger Report: “At every four-year public college in Illinois and Missouri with data available, for example, there was a gap of at least… Read More

Do algorithms lead admissions in the wrong direction?

From Inside Higher Ed: ” ‘Unfortunately, the widespread use of enrollment management algorithms may also be hurting students, especially due to their narrow focus on… Read More

From admissions to teaching to grading, AI is infiltrating higher education

From The Hechinger Report: “As the presence of this technology on campus grows, so do concerns about it. In at least one case, a seemingly… Read More

Can colleges compete with companies like Coursera?

From Higher Ed Dive: “If you believe the underlying premise of Arthur Levine’s and Scott Van Pelt’s new book, the country is moving from a… Read More

College degree doesn’t pay off as well for first-generation grads

From The Hechinger Report: “Even with identical credentials, first-generation graduates have more trouble getting jobs than their better-coached and -connected classmates, according to new research… Read More

‘Hugely Significant:’ Biden official says college athletes are employees

From The Chronicle: “College athletes got one step closer to being recognized as employees on Wednesday. In a memorandum, the National Labor Relations Board’s general… Read More

The post-pandemic future of college? It’s on campus and online.

From The Washington Post: “Students are back on campus and online at the same time. They like having the choice. For many, education is defined… Read More

Hands-on teaching gains evidence but struggles with adoption

From Times Higher Education: “US education experts are accumulating a growing array of proven strategies for getting students more deeply engaged in course material, yet… Read More

From Amazon to Walmart, here’s how college tuition became the hot corporate benefit

From CNBC: “Dr. Jill Buban is the vice president and general manager of EdAssist Solutions, a third-party servicer that has coordinated education benefits for ‘230… Read More

The college class crisis

From Washington Monthly: “Even within the elevated reaches of four-year colleges and universities, there are really two systems operating in parallel. One prepares people for… Read More

US sector campaigns for agents as act threatens incentivised recruitment

From The PIE: “The THRIVE Act – signed into law on June 8 and taking effect August 1 – threatens the US’s ability to compete… Read More

Essay mills set to be outlawed in England – at last

From Times Higher Education: “Contract cheating is set to be outlawed in England, in a victory for politicians and sector leaders who have long pushed… Read More

Here’s what free community college might look like

From Inside Higher Ed: “After years of discussion and debate about offering free community college across the United States, what once seemed unlikely is now… Read More

Double Pell would halve student loan debt, new report details

From NASFAA: “As congressional committees parse their way through legislation that could bring about a significant increase to the Pell Grant, a new report has… Read More

States will need to pony up for Biden’s free college plan

From Inside Higher Ed: “America’s College Promise — the Democratic-backed plan to provide tuition for all community college students — could allow more than nine… Read More

Congress’s free community college plan could benefit 8 million students, with the right funding formula

From The Century Foundation: “The Century Foundation developed a cost model of America’s College Promise based on the House Committee on Education and Labor’s bill… Read More

The will to test in a test-optional era

From The Chronicle: “Though nearly three-quarters of four-year colleges have stopped requiring the ACT and SAT, an age-old belief system nourishes the notion that scores… Read More

Colleges seek virtual mental health services

From Inside Higher Ed: “The COVID-19 pandemic created a greater need for college mental health services as students struggled with the social and economic consequences… Read More

Colleges sign on for a 15-step program to “erase equity gaps” in completion

From The Hechinger Report: “At public colleges across the country, white students are two and a half times more likely to graduate than Black students… Read More

College board plans ‘lighter, shorter’ CSS profile — now free for families earning less than $100,000

From The Chronicle: “Families making up to $100,000 a year will no longer have to pay for the CSS Profile, an online form applicants must… Read More

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