Curriculum


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    University of Texas, Google team up on career training for students

    As companies look to find workers with the skills needed for their industries, many are working with universities to train students and connect them to jobs. 

    By Ginger Christ • Dec. 14, 2022
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    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to offer HR apprenticeships

    The new apprenticeship aims to teach students the tech skills needed for human resources positions.

    By Ginger Christ • Dec. 14, 2022
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    Trendline

    The Higher Ed Dive Outlook for 2023

    The federal financial aid system’s future, core admissions practices and the higher ed sector’s financial outlook will be shaped by developments that are likely to unfold this year.

    By Higher Ed Dive staff
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    How many unique education credentials exist? More than 1M, according to a new count.

    Nonacademic providers offer the most credentials, followed by postsecondary institutions. Researchers want more information.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Young adults with degrees say they need more real-world training

    Still, employers have said they view degrees as the less risky option — even while acknowledging they can be a poor indicator of an applicant’s skills.

    By Kate Tornone • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Opinion

    How to fix segregation by college major and in the workforce

    Two experts at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality outline ways to address growing racial and gender segregation by field of study.

    By Laura Tatum and Natalia Cooper • Oct. 31, 2022
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    What colleges should do to keep degrees from being segregated

    Students enter college with majors split by race and gender. They graduate the same way, a Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality report said.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Expand post-baccalaureate offerings to help diversify faculty, researchers say

    More bridge programs between undergraduate and graduate studies can boost low-income students and students of color, according to Ithaka S+R.

    By Sept. 1, 2022
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    How can leaders bridge the gap between higher ed and employers?

    Report suggests making culture changes in higher ed and finding places colleges and employers can share space.

    By Lilah Burke • Aug. 17, 2022
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    Nondegree pathways interest employers and Gen Z — but they still view them as too risky

    A new survey found the two groups have similar views on the importance of skills-based hiring but want more information and options.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Sponsored by Grammarly for Education

    Communication is a diversity, equity and inclusion challenge. Is your institution treating it like one?

    The ability to communicate is an area overlooked amid efforts to provide accessible and equitable student support.

    Aug. 8, 2022
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    Meet 2 professors studying the faculty who teach critical race theory where it’s under fire

    Kaleb Briscoe and Veronica Jones Baldwin are also examining legislation targeting the academic construct that's become a political flashpoint.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Policy schools must be explicitly anti-racist

    Efforts now will affect future public policy, says the CEO of a nonprofit working to boost representation of Black women in economics and similar fields.

    By Fanta Traore • July 25, 2022
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    Taking construction education into a new age

    Construction education is evolving because the worlds of both construction & education are evolving.

    By Jonathan Arnholz, NCCER Digital Communications Manager • July 18, 2022
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    Last week's big number: 70 bills to restrict college instruction

    A recap of last week's major higher ed news includes an argument against laws targeting classrooms and shows how much colleges relied on relief funding.

    By Higher Ed Dive Staff • June 13, 2022
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    Opinion

    Rethinking first-year education can de-risk college entry

    Underused strategies like corequisite courses and easy on-ramps help students enroll and graduate, argues the founder of online ed company StraighterLine.

    By Burck Smith • May 30, 2022
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    Udemy's chief learning officer shapes training for 1,400 employees — and millions of users

    "Any good leader, a learning leader, is a systems thinker," according to Melissa Daimler.

    By Carla Bell • May 13, 2022
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    This Tennessee district's grow-your-own program is set to eliminate teacher vacancies

    Clarksville-Montgomery is the first permanent grow-your-own teacher apprenticeship program approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.

    By Anna Merod • May 3, 2022
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    SHRM backs 'alternative credentials' in report

    Still, the Society for Human Resource Management's report identified some long-standing concerns held by employers regarding credentials.

    By Ryan Golden • May 3, 2022
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    Opinion

    The humanities are the missing factor in tackling America's free speech problem

    The humanities offer tools to approach topics with openness, tolerance and curiosity, write a dean and a real estate developer.

    By Alain-Philippe Durand and Bennett Dorrance • April 25, 2022
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    Harvard dissolves undergrad teacher education program

    Low enrollment and bureaucratic obstacles were cited in the decision to pivot to a master's-only program.

    By Anna Merod • April 12, 2022
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    Louisiana's public colleges end remedial coursework

    Students will no longer enroll in classes in which they can't earn credit. Instead, they'll receive more academic support.

    By March 25, 2022
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    Opinion

    Colleges' commitment to civic engagement can't be episodic

    Amid calls to increase resources for civic learning, the director of the American Democracy Project suggests ways institutions can make efforts stick.

    By Catherine Copeland • Dec. 9, 2021
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    University of Austin shared a worldview, but does it have a business plan?

    Startup liberal arts university says it aims to recenter education on the pursuit of truth. Experts will watch whether it can be financially sustainable.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Opinion

    Competency-based learning can power an equitable recovery

    A new approach to higher education could help students earn credentials and find economic opportunity, leaders at C-BEN and JFF argue.

    By Charla Long and Stacey Clawson • Oct. 21, 2021
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    Opinion

    Students need a new citizenship project — and colleges need someone new to lead it

    Jack Calareso, an executive search consultant and former college president, proposes a new leadership role focused on the common good.

    By Jack Calareso • Sept. 9, 2021