2018: Year in Review
Both Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education have published stories about the most read stories of the year and the stories that made the most impact on higher education in 2018, respectively.
DeVos Says Higher Ed Due for “Rethink”
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos addressed education leaders at the American Council on Education this week suggesting that “higher ed is due for a rethink.”
At Two, The American Talent Initiative Delivers on Promises
In December 2016, a handful of college and university partners along with the Aspen Institute, Ithaka S+R and Bloomberg Philanthropies created the American Talent Initiative.
Study: How can Higher Ed Diversify Tech?
The Association for Computing Machinery has published a study entitled “Retention in Computer Science Undergraduate Programs in the United States: Data Challenges and Promising Interventions.”
More Master’s Degrees
The Urban Institute has released a report showing that master’s degrees are increasing in popularity, costs, and more people are completing those degrees online. A total of 785,000 master’s degrees were awarded in 2015-16, which according to the Urban Institute is “at a rate of about two master’s degrees awarded for every five bachelor’s degrees.”
Study: Employment Data Reported by Colleges Probably Isn’t Accurate
The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), an independent nonprofit and research organization based in Oakland, California, unveiled a report suggesting that employment data that is often offered by colleges and universities cannot be trusted because it is difficult to compare.
Is the Higher Ed Credential Losing Steam?
A report from Ithaka S+R released today suggests the way companies assess talent is changing and rapidly so. Previously companies would assess an applicant’s skills based on their resume, which included credentials earned through a degree, training program or previous job.