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Top 6 trends in higher education

July 13th, 2019 at 3:27 am » Comments Off

Around the world, tuition at universities is rising at a much faster rate than inflation and challenging students’ return on investment. Reduced government funding and higher operating costs are driving the need for change at universities. The mismatch in employer needs and employee skills is leaving over seven million jobs unfilled in the U.S. These […]

Non-Degree Certificates And Certifications: Fast, Cheap And Effective

May 27th, 2019 at 2:29 am » Comments Off

Sub-baccalaureate certificates and certifications bring significant economic advantages, especially for adults who do not have a college degree. Non-degree certificates convey substantial economic value, including higher employment rates and income, greater marketability and more personal satisfaction. Those are the key results from a just-released survey of about 50,000 working adults between the ages of 25-64. […]

Colleges are upending majors

April 20th, 2019 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Princeton commencement, 1909. Photo: Paul Thompson/FPG/Getty Images In 1869, at Harvard, Charles Eliot invented the college major as we know it — each student would be channeled into a specialized area of study, and move on to a stable, lifelong job. The big picture: A century and a half later, American colleges pump out some […]

A movement to prepare students for the future of work

April 5th, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Details: Breaking with traditional schooling, these new models emphasize capabilities over knowledge — with extra weight on interpersonal skills that appear likely to become ever more valuable. In high schools across the U.S., a quiet movement is underway to better prepare students for a hazy new future of work in which graduates will vie for […]

A Harvard Professor Says Half of All Colleges Won’t Exist in 10 Years (and Why a New Model Might Provide a Better Path to Career Success)

March 23rd, 2019 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

  Sound far-fetched? Clayton Christensen’s argument is based on a premise familiar to successful entrepreneurs. Similar to the prediction made by Futurist Thomas Frey in 2013, many colleges will soon struggle to survive. If you’ve ever used the word disruption to refer to innovations that create new markets and displace long-established companies and products, you might […]

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