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Think You Don’t Need LinkedIn? 10 Reasons Why You Do | Profession Direction, LLC

Think You Don’t Need LinkedIn? 10 Reasons Why You Do | Profession Direction, LLC | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it

Over the past week, I’ve talked to three acquaintances who are actively on the hunt for a job. They all have resumes (whether they’re professionally done, and of sufficient quality, is debatable).


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New assessments from testing firms have job-market potential

New assessments from testing firms have job-market potential | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it

The academy still controls the standards for learning, said David Payne, vice president and COO of the higher education division at ETS. And rightfully so, he said. The new assessments from ETS “really shouldn’t be that threatening” to higher education, Payne said, adding that they will “help institutions prove the great things they’re doing.” The two certificates were designed to measure students’ learning and progress while enrolled in college. ETS officials said they are not intended for use by employers.


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More Students Are Taking Both the ACT and SAT

More Students Are Taking Both the ACT and SAT | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it

Looking for every advantage, more students are taking — and retaking, and submitting — both the SAT and ACT.


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Students are cool with MOOCs, so why aren’t profs?

Students are cool with MOOCs, so why aren’t profs? | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses are revolutionary but have divided faculty members on North American campuses
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A new great website devoted to MOOCS

A new great website devoted to MOOCS | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it

MOOC News and Reviews is an online publication devoted to thoughtful critique of individual MOOC courses and to discussion of the evolving MOOC landscape.


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The Road to Transformative Learning in higher education (3 part strategy)

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 3, 2013 12:45 AM

Report is a free download with registration

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2016 Latino poll: Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio lead - Hadas Gold

2016 Latino poll: Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio lead - Hadas Gold | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it
In a potential 2016 presidential election matchup, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would beat Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) among Latinos, a poll out Monday shows.
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Home | Federal Student Aid

Home | Federal Student Aid | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it
Get ready for college or career school, learn about federal student aid and how to apply using the FAFSA, and get information on repaying student loans.

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A look at all 15 Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery reports from the Gates Foundation

A look at all 15 Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery reports from the Gates Foundation | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it

But over all, the papers are more a cacophony of competing recommendations than they are a coherent policy agenda. The ideas that frequently recur might be politically ambitious (requiring colleges to disclose more data on graduates' employment and earnings, or automatically enrolling all student borrowers in income-based loan repayment), but they are discrete, small-bore policy prescriptions, not a broad vision for the future of federal financial aid.


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, March 14, 2013 9:14 AM

In the end, many papers warned explicitly against such an approach, arguing that colleges and the federal government need to do more to increase completion without compromising access. Many papers (a full list with links is here, and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has created achart comparing recommendations) call for a radical overhaul of financial aid. All share some assumptions critical of financial aid in its current, access-oriented form. The organizations describe the system as broken: “inefficient, inequitable and inadequate,” in the words of the Education Trust; “based on a set of assumptions that no longer hold,” according to the Committee for Economic Development; a system that the National College Access Network wrote “cannot continue without change.”

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Financial Aid and Scholarships (Desperate Guide)

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To qualify for financial aid as an international student, it is usually required that students submit a good deal of documentation about the family’s financial situation–much the same way that every kid who is a US citizen has to submit the FAFSA before he or she can get financial aid. International kids don’t do the FAFSA; instead the colleges ask them to use a different form....

 

 


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Minority, low-income students underrepresented at elite colleges - VOXXI

Minority, low-income students underrepresented at elite colleges - VOXXI | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it
Minority, low-income students underrepresented at elite colleges
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Researchers Anthony Carnevale and Jeff Strohl examined roughly 4,400 institutions over a 15-year stretch.
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New assessments from testing firms have job-market potential

New assessments from testing firms have job-market potential | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it

The academy still controls the standards for learning, said David Payne, vice president and COO of the higher education division at ETS. And rightfully so, he said. The new assessments from ETS “really shouldn’t be that threatening” to higher education, Payne said, adding that they will “help institutions prove the great things they’re doing.” The two certificates were designed to measure students’ learning and progress while enrolled in college. ETS officials said they are not intended for use by employers.


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Solving the Hiring Disconnect: Focus on Skills

Solving the Hiring Disconnect: Focus on Skills | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it
Despite the high unemployment rate, many employers still struggle to fill open positions. Employers simply can’t find enough candidates with the necessary skills for the job.

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Howard University to launch HU-Online, partnership with Pearson

Howard University to launch HU-Online, partnership with Pearson | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Howard will offer select online degree programs in the fall 2014-2015 academic year with the goal of creating up to 25 online programs over the next few years.

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Researchers wait to see if students want transfer credits for MOOCs

Researchers wait to see if students want transfer credits for MOOCs | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it

As fall approaches, some campuses get ready for grant credit for MOOCs.


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Are Colleges in the Northeast Prepared for the New Demographic Reality?

Are Colleges in the Northeast Prepared for the New Demographic Reality? | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it

these trends should also serve as a call for higher education and state government leaders to look for creative solutions. As my co-authors and I suggest in our new book, Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education, successful institutions in the future will need to be mission driven, adaptable, and seek out partnerships with the community. When faced with these changing demographics, many institutions will want to respond by expanding programs, often without consideration of their core mission and risking losing their distinctiveness. Successful institutions should instead focus on aligning and strengthening those programs that support the institution’s mission. In competitive markets, institutions need to find way to distinguish themselves from other competitors and staying mission focused is an important first step. When looking to expand the mission, make sure it is strategic and purposeful.

 

But both states and institutions need to look for ways to adapt to changing demographics and economic conditions. To offset declining local enrollments, institutions will have to look at new populations within the state and reach further into the out-of-state market. In some regions, institutions can target nontraditional students, helping midcareer workers to retool their skills; or expanding access to minority and first-generation college students. When looking out of state, institutions need to look beyond the Northeast. They need to target growth markets in the South and West of the United States (where many Northeasterners have relocated), as well as nations such as China and India that lack the capacity to serve the growing demand for higher education. Institutions in the Northeast might also look at ways to tap into the Canadian market, which is close, but often overlooked.

 

Finally, institutions should look for ways to partner with each other and other entities to provide low-cost and flexible arrangements to students.


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 9, 2013 9:14 AM

The Northeast is deeper in touble than elsewhere.

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Higher Education Needs the Hispanic Community to Succeed - Higher Education

Higher Education Needs the Hispanic Community to Succeed - Higher Education | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it

The face of higher education is rapidly evolving as more middle- to low-class young people find ways to obtain a college degree or technical training. The Hispanic population in the U.S. is no exception as the number of college applicants and enrollees increase every year. While these strides benefit this specific group of students, everyone stands to benefit from Hispanic higher education success.

 


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What Florida must do to ensure Common Core increases college ...

What Florida must do to ensure Common Core increases college ... | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it
June 19, 2013. Revamped education standards aim to better prepare students for college and careers, new policy brief outlines what else is needed to support Common Core efforts. Two years ago, Florida joined several other states in ...
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Bubble ready to burst: Average debt up again for new college grads

Bubble ready to burst: Average debt up again for new college grads | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it

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It's the latest snapshot of the growing burden of student debt and it's another discouraging one: Two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing on average $26,600 - up about 5% from the class before.

 

The latest figures are calculated in a report out Thursday by the California-based Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) and likely underestimate the problem in some ways because they don't include most graduates of for-profit colleges, who typically borrow more than their counterparts elsewhere.

 

Still, while 2011 college graduates faced an unemployment rate of 8.8% in 2011, even those with debt remained generally better off than those without a degree. The report emphasized research showing that the economic returns on college degrees remain, in general, strong. It noted the unemployment rate for those with only a high school credential last year was 19.1%...

 

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Deans See Families as Key to Recruiting Hispanic Students - Higher Education

Deans See Families as Key to Recruiting Hispanic Students - Higher Education | Latino Higher Education | Scoop.it

When it comes to the recruitment and retention of Hispanic students, start early and be sure to get the student’s entire family involved.


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