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.