Top stories in higher ed for Monday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
April 8, 2019
Colleges Are Banding Together Digitally to Help Students Succeed. Here’s How.
Alexander C. Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Imagine data from millions of students, at dozens of universities, that educators could analyze for sweeping trends but also sift down to the level of each participant in each lesson of every class. Now imagine cross-referencing that information with other stats on those students’ backgrounds and demographics. The resulting insights could elevate teaching and student success to a whole new level.

A forward-looking consortium called Unizin is building just such a database. And as artificial intelligence gets more complex, more promising, and more expensive, such joint ventures could well be the new shape of digital higher education.
Jamie Merisotis
Stepping Back from the Cliff: Facing New Realities of Changing Student Demographics
The EvoLLLution
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Demographics of students enrolling at colleges and universities are evolving. And students’ expectations are evolving, as well. As the numbers of students fresh out of high school decline, the recruitment of non-traditional students is becoming more important than ever.

In this interview, James Shaeffer of Old Dominion University discusses the role continuing education (CE) departments may play as drivers of innovation and and how CE leaders can help their main campus colleagues embrace transformational change.

Jamie Merisotis
Racial Diversity as a Financial Necessity at State Universities
Casey Parks, The Hechinger Report
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For state schools, diversity isn’t just about fairness. It’s about the bottom line.

Louisiana's flagship public university has a checkered past on integration. But some new faces are working to turn the tide and help students of color find a home. This includes Louisiana State University (LSU) President F. King Alexander and Stewart Lockett, the first Black student body president at LSU in nearly 30 years.

Ethics, Authenticity, and Education: Takeaways From the College Admissions Scandal
Jennifer Stayton, KUT
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Allegations of cheating and bribery in connection with college admissions have brought renewed scrutiny to just how that process works. In this episode of the podcast "Higher Ed," Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger offers his take on the recent college admissions scandal and what can be done to maintain integrity in the process.
Ivy Tech Selected for Single Mothers Design Challenge
Merritt McLaughlin, Inside INdiana Business
Dr. Valerie Kinloch: A Committed Change Agent
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
What High School Students Want
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Opinion: How 93,000 More Washington Students Can Thrive After High School
Armen Papyan and Steve Smith, Tacoma News Tribune
Tackling the Price of Textbooks
Community College Daily
How Adaptive Learning Changes the Game
Dennis Pierce, eCampus News
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