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Employers are loosening degree requirements. But will it last?

From Work Shift: “Businesses across almost every industry are struggling to find enough workers. … Labor insights firm Emsi Burning Glass, for example, found that… Read More

Voice of the online learner

From Wiley Education Services: “Sixty-one percent of online learners stated they would choose an online program at another university before enrolling in an on-campus program…. Read More

Kabul University chancellor replaced by Taliban’s choice

From University World News: “In an announcement that shocked the university community, the Taliban’s Ministry of Higher Education on 21 September declared Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat… Read More

At the ASU+GSV Summit, 3,000 purpose-driven attendees gather to forge the next normal

Posted by Munir Haddad, September 2021 “The ASU+GSV Summit connects leading minds around education and skills to ensure a new era in which all people… Read More

A generation of American men give up on college: ‘I just feel lost’

From The Wall Street Journal: “At the close of the 2020-21 academic year, women made up 59.5% of college students, an all-time high, and men… Read More

OPINION: Too many young men are missing from college campuses like mine

From The Hechinger Report: “If women now outperform men in high school and apply to college in greater numbers, isn’t that just a tribute to… Read More

Colleges have a guy problem

From The Atlantic: “In 1970, men accounted for 57 percent of college and university students. Two years later, Congress passed Title IX regulations that prohibited… Read More

The American elite will be female

From The Week: “Women’s success in admissions isn’t only a dilemma for colleges trying to balance their books … campuses are the point of departure… Read More

Could Coursera become as prestigious as Harvard? This expert thinks so.

From EdSurge: “Big changes are coming to higher education, and those changes will be bigger and more disruptive than many college leaders realize as online… Read More

OPINION: Meet certificates and “microcredentials” — they could be the future of higher education

From The Hechinger Report: “Last year, some 68 percent of adults considering enrolling in education preferred nondegree pathways, up from 50 percent the year before,… Read More

The 10 fastest-growing jobs of the next decade—and how much they pay

From CNBC: “According to a new analysis from the BLS, the U.S. will add 11.9 million jobs through 2030, many in industries that were hit… Read More

Pearson sues Chegg, alleging copyright infringement

From Inside Higher Ed: “Pearson alleges that Chegg infringed on its copyright by selling answers to end-of-chapter questions included in Pearson textbooks. The answers are… Read More

What will online learning look like in 10 years? Zoom has some ideas

From EdSurge: “In June, Zoom announced the acquisition of German AI startup Kites, which is developing real-time text-to-speech translation that can appear as captions on… Read More

In early days of pandemic, teaching suffered

From Inside Higher Ed: “Global survey finds that although academics believe they met their objectives, students received a ‘lower-quality’ education. Decades of experience in teaching,… Read More

Zahawi arrives with entry bar and loan changes on agenda

From Times Higher Education: “Nadhim Zahawi takes over as education secretary ahead of a spending review crucial for English universities – but he may have… Read More

‘Joined-up government’ key to UK international education goals

From Times Higher Education: “A renewed spirit of ‘joined-up government’ means that the UK’s plans to attract 600,000 international students by 2030 are achievable despite… Read More

AI in admissions can reduce or reinforce biases

From Diverse Education: “Admissions offices have been rolling out new technologies that use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage with or evaluate prospective students. But experts… Read More

Addressing another inequity in higher education

From Inside Higher Ed: “What I’d like to do here is ask what campuses can do to better serve the fastest growing segment of the… Read More

The 1st trial is kicking off over the ‘Varsity Blues’ college admissions scandal

From NPR: “The first trial in the ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ college admissions bribery scandal will begin this week, with the potential to shed light on… Read More

When did supporting the GRE become being antidiversity?

From Inside Higher Ed: “Like so many topics in today’s society, the role of standardized tests in admissions has become polarizing. Somewhere along the way,… Read More

The rise of the UniverCity

From Jacobin: “In his new book In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities Are Plundering Cities, Davarian L. Baldwin examines how urban universities… Read More

Six states lead the way in higher-ed completion—with the help of these students

From Lumina Foundation: “Amid huge challenges in higher education, there’s some good news: Students ages 25-34 are earning more degrees at a faster rate–and those… Read More

The masked professor vs. the unmasked student

From The New York Times: “At universities, some instructors are finding the return to the classroom a nerve-racking experience. A few have quit — one… Read More

Colleges ramp up internship resources

From Inside Higher Ed: “The National Association of Colleges and Employers, a nonprofit for college career services, recruiting practitioners and others who wish to hire… Read More

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