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U.S. prosperity depends on success of the “left-behind”

The US's success as a nation depends on its ability to prepare the rank and file of tomorrow's workforce. Unfortunately, these are often the students are least likely to complete college.

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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, March 21, 4:26 PM
I really would like to see this issue re-framed.  We are already setting up defeat with the frame "left-behind".  The vernacular used to terrible.  We've already left them and and they fell behind.  A much more solvable problem would be one where there are people who have not been equipped (yet) with the tools of the future.  People learn and can adapt rapidly - if they understand that they equal  - and there is possibility.  Negative labels create negative people.
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ACE2016: Evolving Higher Education Business Models

A recent panel discussed the higher ed business model, in particular: the need for innovation, using data to spend more efficiently, and getting buy-in for taking risks.

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Earning a college degree means having skills other workers don’t have

Earning a college degree means having skills other workers don’t have | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Do college graduates earn more because of the degree they got, or because of the knowledge they acquired in college? A new federal study suggests it's the latter."

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Universities to Boost Student Grad Rates by 20 Percent

Universities to Boost Student Grad Rates by 20 Percent | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The 11 members of the University Innovation Alliance report they're on track to increase their combined annual degrees awarded by almost 20%.

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Overcoming Institutional Barriers to Innovation

While each institution approaches change different, those that have successfully changes share some common strategies.

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Experiencing Developmental Education

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Community colleges are working to improve remedial education -- and have found success in doing so -- but have yet to introduce promising reforms at a large scale, finds new report.

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Colleges offer microgrants to help low-income students pay bills that can derail them

Colleges offer microgrants to help low-income students pay bills that can derail them | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"For low-income students...surprisingly small financial shortfalls are often all that stands between them and their goals."

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Manitoba Ed School Keeps 45% of Spots for Diversity

To add to the diversity of those who teach in Canada's elementary and secondary schools, the University of Manitoba will reserve 45% of the slots in its education bachelor's program for underrepresented students.

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Majority of Freshmen at Public, Four-Year Institutions Live Within 50 Miles of Home

Majority of Freshmen at Public, Four-Year Institutions Live Within 50 Miles of Home | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

57.4% of incoming first year students attending US public four-year colleges enroll within 50 miles of home according to a recently released ACE-commissioned paper that explores how geography affects student choice.

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Digital Companies Need More Liberal Arts Majors

Digital Companies Need More Liberal Arts Majors | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In-demand technical skills—like data analytics and business intelligence—will soon be done by machines. What can't be replaced by a computer? Liberal arts skills, like creativity, empathy, listening, and vision.

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Three predictions about the future of higher education

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Based on Moody's recent ratings actions, Jeff Selingo makes three predictions about the future of higher education.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 29, 2:35 PM

This article shares the top 3 predictions regards to the future of higher education based on Moody's recent results.

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The inquiry-based approach to higher ed that could prevent college students from dropping out

Research shows student learning communities (SLCs)—academic programs in which a group of students take a shared set of courses structured by a common theme—can increase academic achievement as well as student engagement and retention.

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Signs of Prosperity or Debt? What You Need to Know About Luxury Amenities on College Campuses

Signs of Prosperity or Debt? What You Need to Know About Luxury Amenities on College Campuses | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The campus amenities arms race is a popular story in media, but what does the data tell us about the growth of non-academic facilities on campus?

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Rethinking Gen Ed

Amid concerns that requirements may not mean much to students or professors, Harvard and Duke Universities both look to curricular changes to improve undergraduate education.
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Paying for higher education is getting even harder

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What does it mean for higher ed if family incomes continue to decline while tuition continues to rise?

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Mount St. Mary’s University and the dilemma facing American higher education

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As we have seen at universities that recently hired corporate leaders as presidents (like Mount St. Mary's), the sensibilities of running a business don't always translate to academia—and maybe that's a good thing.

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Public Universities Struggle Without State Aid Amid Illinois Budget Crisis

Public Universities Struggle Without State Aid Amid Illinois Budget Crisis | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Illinois is now approaching eight months without a budget, and for state schools without a large endowment to rely on, the situation is getting dire.

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New Survey of Higher Ed Experts Finds Promise in Guided Pathways, Adaptive Learning

A survey of 100 higher ed administrators and experts focused on innovative initiatives to improve degree completion rates, the quality of student learning, and affordability.

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Some Lessons Learned From Berkeley's Fiscal Crisis

What can we learn from the fiscal crisis at Berkeley, "a dramatic example of the financial pressures facing even world-class universities as a result of state disinvestment in higher education"?

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Berkeley announces major strategic planning process to address long-term budget issues

Berkeley announces major strategic planning process to address long-term budget issues | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

University of California at Berkeley announced a major strategic planning initiative to address "the new normal"—in other words, long-term budget deficits.

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What Americans say it takes to be middle class

What Americans say it takes to be middle class | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

While the economic gap between college graduates and those with a high school education has never been bigger, fewer Americans see a college education as a necessary to being middle class.

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New Challenges to Active Learning Initiatives

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What makes a successful active learning course, beyond faculty training and a well-designed classroom? This study found some interesting answers to this question.

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The US’ Top Game Design School Will Now Publish Its Own Games

The US’ Top Game Design School Will Now Publish Its Own Games | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The University of Southern California will establish its own publishing label, to bring its innovative student and faculty videogames directly to players.

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