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.
In a clear critique of the Obama administration’s proposed college rating system, he warned against simplistic efforts to judge colleges' quality: he discouraged a singleminded focus on college "completion.” He described as "oversimplistic" the view that higher education is "just about getting a job with a certain salary” — “Citizenship, developing deeper understanding, other things, are all important," he said.
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Though proposals to make higher education free have received a great deal of attention over the past year, the best response to the rising costs of higher education is fundamentally examining and reimagining the system to meet the needs of the modern economy.
With graduation season behind us, young people across the country are looking forward to the future. But unfortunately, if recent studies are to be believed, employers are not looking forward to their arrival.
The dynamic global economy is fueling an ever-increasing demand for skills and talent.
The Starbucks program will not change the world on its own. Even if a quarter of all Starbucks employees take advantage of the program, it means about 30,000 to 40,000 people will benefit. That’s a start, but it’s a far cry from the nearly 14 million more degrees that Lumina Foundation has estimated will need to be produced nationally to meet future workforce needs.
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.
The current integrated higher education system is being pulled apart by a range of companies and startups. Currently the university is in the drivers seat. Eventually, the unbundled pieces will be integrated into a new network model that has a new power structure. For entrepreneurs, the goal appears to be to become part of a small number of big winners like Netflix or Google. When Sebastian Thrun stated that Udacity would be one of only 10 universities in the future, he was exhibiting the mentality that has existed in other sectors that have unbundled. Unbundling is not the real story: the real issue is the rebundling and how power structures are re-architected. Going forward, rebundling will remove the university from the drivers seat and place the control into the re-integrated networks.
The legislation reauthorizes a federal law that provides states and municipalities with money for job training. The new law, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, aims to streamline programs and eliminate redundancy. It also creates standardized performance metrics for evaluating how federal money is being spent. The administration also announced as part of the job training executive actions that the U.S. Department of Labor planned to distribute a $25 million competitive grant to create an “Online Skills Academy.”
The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies. What we really need is to create a world where you don’t have to go to the Ivy League, or any private college, to get a first-rate education.
As more and more colleges across the country adopt a “test optional” philosophy, a recent report lists about 800 U.S. schools — including several in the Mountain State — that are de-emphasizing ACT and SAT scores when considering admission.
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Innovation in higher education teaching and learning is widely seen as critical for the long-term viability of the industry, but there are numerous internal roadblocks that keep the concept from becoming reality.
In the digital age, higher education, willingly or unwillingly, will undergo disruptive change. Existing institutions can lead the change or become its victim. If higher education resists, new digital institutions will be established to meet the needs of the time.