Curriculum


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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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    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
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    Senate bill would create national apprenticeship college consortium

    The proposal arrived just months after a Trump administration overhaul to the nation's apprenticeship system was rescinded.

    By Ryan Golden • July 6, 2021
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    How colleges with hybrid instruction can support online students this fall

    Using the right technology, setting clear expectations and being mindful of the differences between in-person and remote learning are key, experts say.

    By July 22, 2020
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    Google to launch 3 more tech certificates on Coursera

    The tech giant will fund 100,000 scholarships for the programs, which will be in data analytics, project management and user experience design.

    By July 14, 2020
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    How the skills gap is changing the degree path

    To address demand for job-specific training, these colleges are giving students more ways to gain work experience and short-term credentials while in school.

    By Mikhail Zinshteyn • Feb. 17, 2020
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    Houston district taps collaborative technology to expand student learning

    Cypress-Fairbanks ISD used a $1.2 million bond to provide an immersive learning experience through tech, but schools can turn to hands-on options that don’t require a big investment.

    By Lauren Barack • Jan. 15, 2020