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Advancing state policy for increased attainment by encouraging states to adopt formal goals and implementation plans that are specific, challenging and focused on addressing the attainment gaps for underrepresented populations.

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Higher ed should create an alternative to ABD status

Higher ed should create an alternative to ABD status | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Dysfunctional graduate departments, toxic faculty, and the Navy Seal-like brutality of the Ph.D. process all contribute to the burnout experienced by the estimated 50-plus percent of Ph.D. students who fail to earn their doctorates.
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Higher education is not about getting a job: Fred D'Agostino at TEDxUQ 2014

Many people think the point of higher education is economic: graduates get better paying jobs and the economy gets the knowledge-workers it needs. But, there is another story. There is a role for higher education in skilling-up citizens so they can play an active and effective role in a democratic society. Hear from political philosopher, Professor Fred D'Agostino as he shares numerous examples of this alternative story. Fred D'Agostino is Professor of Humanities at The University of Queensland and was Executive Dean of Arts and Associate Dean of Arts (Academic) during his ten-year stint at UQ.

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Some college, no degree for 31 million Americans

Some college, no degree for 31 million Americans | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
More than 31 million Americans enrolled in college during the last two decades but left without earning a degree or certificate and have not returned to higher education for at least 18 months, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
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Better Measure Outcomes of a College Education

Better Measure Outcomes of a College Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Let's give students the information they need by keeping track records for the colleges that educate them.
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Revolutionizing Student Advising, Tracking and Intervention

Revolutionizing Student Advising, Tracking and Intervention | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Advising support technologies helps institutions retain their students by making tracking and early interventions easier than ever before.

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Building a Better College Ranking System

Building a Better College Ranking System | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

With higher education prices continuing to rise and college degrees remaining a crucial ticket to economic prosperity, it’s certain that someone will rank the economic payoff of going to different colleges. Money’s attempt is one of the best, and more are sure to come.

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The Great Disruption: Unleashing the Power to Create

We are living in creative times. New technologies combined with an unstoppable desire for self-determination has unleashed a wave of new ideas and practices in a huge diversity of areas.
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How Do We Fix the Ivy League?

How Do We Fix the Ivy League? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
What's the problem with Ivy League schools these days?
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Building Better Pathways to In-Demand Careers

Building Better Pathways to In-Demand Careers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The reinvigorated push for better job training announced this week by the White House is important for numerous reasons.
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Penn Launches First Open Learning Initiative Language MOOC

Penn Launches First Open Learning Initiative Language MOOC | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This fall, a new University of Pennsylvania open learning course will teach elementary German online
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Let's differentiate between 'competency' and 'mastery' in higher ed

Let's differentiate between 'competency' and 'mastery' in higher ed | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
To continue to use “competency” when we mean “mastery” may seem like a small thing. Yet, if we of the academy cannot be more precise in our use of language, we stand to further the distrust which many already have of us. To say that we mean “A” when in fact we mean “B” is to call into question whether we actually know what we are doing.
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Talent Education and Development: Four Ways to Connect ROP and ROI for C-Suite Audiences (Part 1)

Talent Education and Development: Four Ways to Connect ROP and ROI for C-Suite Audiences (Part 1) | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Leading organizations are looking at employee development as their company’s differentiator, which means higher education institutions have an opportunity to capture a massive and lucrative market — provided they play their cards right.
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Dropping the Needle: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education

Dropping the Needle: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Higher education's entire value proposition is seriously being reconsidered by modern society, often because it is not considered innovative enough. 

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Michael Gold's curator insight, July 23, 5:39 PM

This is an important article that references the recent attack on Clayton Christensen by Harvard Professor Jill Lepore. (I referenced this article and you can read it at https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140618200728-13378242-reframing-disruptive-innovation?trk=mp-edit-rr-posts

 

This particular article questions whether there’s benefit in applying Christensen’s concept of disruptive innovation to the business of education.

 

“In an "on demand" culture, it is quite understandable that most feel that "failure is not an option," but that runs counter to everything we know about human learning and development. . . .”

 

The realm of education where the idea of disruptive innovation is most relevant is the world of MBA Programs.

 

The way business cultures present failure determines that culture’s ability to learn and adapt.

 

Failure is essential to learning. The only way to know when we have pierced the boundary of our understanding and find ourselves in new territory is through that uncomfortable feeling of dissonance we call failure.

 

Empathic cultures understand this and regard failure as a resource.

How are we teaching empathy to our MBA candidates? 

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Innovation and Building a Next Generation Organization

Innovation and Building a Next Generation Organization | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
All over the world, organisations are emerging from hibernation, once again stretching their limbs and flexing their corporate muscles ready for a post-recession drive for the future. But whilst hibernating, hunkering down and minimising risk in an effort to survive, the world and customers continued to move on at an ever-increasing pace.
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According to the article: "Building a ‘Next Generation Organisation’ is based on my latest thinking and working with some of the worlds most successful organisations and it boils down to three core attributes – Intelligence, Collaboration and Adaptability. The first challenge for organisations is ‘Intelligence’ and moving away from traditional approaches to data and insight. The second challenge is around ‘Collaboration’ and the re-design of cultures, networks, strategic partnerships and increasing co-creation. And the final challenge ‘Adaptability’ focuses on speeding up the commercialisation of innovation in order to bring bigger ideas to market faster." 

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 29, 2:49 PM

"Transforming an organisational culture into one of openness and innovation won’t happen overnight. And it certainly won’t come about unless considerable thought is put into designing the new culture, developing innovation leaders and training every employee in a new way of thinking and behaving. Sadly, for many, the recent surveys indicate there is some way to go on the road to becoming a Next Generation Organisation and driving innovation-led growth.

 

Intelligence – 60% of major UK company directors admit their leadership teams fail to understand their customers.

Collaboration – 66% of major UK business leaders claim their current organisational structure makes it difficult to share knowledge and understanding.

Adaptability – 68% of UK corporates take just as long to innovate and get solutions to market now as they did five years ago.

 

Intelligence, Collaboration, Adaptability; all of these require something far more than facts and rulebooks. Put bluntly if you think that sentiment or soft skills have no place in business then innovation is never going to get beyond a note in your annual report or a marketing strapline."

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Temple University to make test scores optional for admission

Temple University to make test scores optional for admission | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission.
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Design Thinking and Business Models in Higher Education

Design Thinking and Business Models in Higher Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A large crowd formed in the center of the ballroom. Institutional leaders were cheering for their teammates. Intense energy and excitement permeated the room.
The final round of Rock, Paper, Scissors was on.
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Is Competency-Based Education Finally Becoming Mainstream?

Is Competency-Based Education Finally Becoming Mainstream? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Competency-based education is still in it's fledgling stage, but more and more collaborative projects are helping institutions eager to get involved. How rapidly will CBE be accepted by employers and students? Does it have reputation or branding problems? How can providers compete with traditional programs with bigger advertising budgets? What kind of partnerships will providers create with industry?

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Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges

Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education. A closer look at this emerging trend reveals benefits for traditional institutions and alternative learning programs alike. Some advocates have suggested that badges representing learning and skills acquired outside the classroom, or even in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), will soon supplant diplomas and course credits.

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Who's benefiting from test-optional colleges?

Who's benefiting from test-optional colleges? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Allowing students who skip standardized admissions tests to apply may help the schools more than it does disadvantaged students. In fact, test-optional admissions policies, as a whole, have done little to meet their manifest goals of expanding educational opportunity for low-income and minority students.

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College Presidents—New Captains of the Titanic

College Presidents—New Captains of the Titanic | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

Unfortunately, the good ship Higher Education has gone off course and is heading toward icebergs.  Its presidents have disempowered the senior faculty members who actually knew something about education; hired legions of deanlets, deanlings and ding-a-lings who may not know the difference between a classroom and a restroom and certainly do not know the difference between a mission statement and a mission; allowed costs to explode by failing to rein in administrative salaries and unnecessary services; undermined faculty control over the curriculum.

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8 key considerations for competency-based education

8 key considerations for competency-based education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
How ready is your institution for competency-based education? Here are 8 questions to help get started.
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Aryaoka's curator insight, July 27, 12:42 PM

Kompetensi jika seseorang mampu menjelaskan dan mampu melaksanakan tentunya lahir dari pikiran yang inovatif.

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Munich university accused of 'abandoning' German language over English course row

Munich university accused of 'abandoning' German language over English course row | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Top German university criticised by politicians and business leaders after announcing plans to teach all master's courses in English
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The value of MOOCs lies with employers

The value of MOOCs lies with employers | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Whether MOOCs will succeed over the traditional university model in the training of undergraduates will be determined by the choices employers make. So a great deal of responsibility rests on the shoulders of the employers. Maybe it is time they had their say.
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This Legislation Would Allow Companies to Offer College Courses

This Legislation Would Allow Companies to Offer College Courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The HERO Act would pave the way for a more flexible college experience for students and make possible a dramatic reduction in college costs.
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 25, 9:07 AM

“Imagine having access to credit and student aid and for a program in computer science accredited by Apple or in music accredited by the New York Philharmonic; college-level history classes on site at Mount Vernon or Gettysburg; medical-technician training developed by the Mayo Clinic; taking massive open online courses offered by the best teachers in the world from your living room or the public library…

“This reform could allow a student to completely customize her transcript—and college experience—while allowing federal aid to follow her through all of these different options. Students could mix and match courses, programs, tests, on-line and on-campus credits à la carte, pursuing their degree or certification at their own pace while bringing down costs to themselves, their families and the taxpayers. This is what conservative reform should be trying to create—an open, affordable, innovative higher education system to better serve and secure all Americans in a global information economy.”

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House approves bills on competency-based education, college information site

House approves bills on competency-based education, college information site | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Taking its first votes on renewing the key higher education law, House lawmakers unanimously approve legislation to boost federal support of competency-based education. But full reauthorization remains far off.
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