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Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
April 13, 2020
What’s Lost, Gained With Online Internships
Delece Smith-Barrow, The Hechinger Report
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The onset of the coronavirus means internships are being cancelled, shortened, or moved online, causing another challenge for college students who have had to suddenly leave campus and learn remotely. About 29 percent of employers are moving their internships online and 15 percent are reducing the number of interns they had initially planned to have.

With online internships, much is lost but there may also be some silver linings.

Adjusting to the Reality of Remote Learning
The EvoLLLution
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities have moved their face-to-face courses and programs online with lightning speed. This transition to remote learning is allowing learners to finish out their semesters, stay on track with their degrees, and retain a semblance of normality in an abnormal time. 

Laurie Borowicz of Kishwaukee College reflects on how the shift to remote education has affected faculty, staff, and students—as well as the fundamentals necessary to maintain quality in online and remote learning formats.

Photo: Joan Wong
How Will the Pandemic Change Higher Education?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The coronavirus crisis has upended much of modern life, and higher education has not been spared. Campuses are closed, courses moved online, commencements canceled. In the short term, students scramble to figure out their fall plans, the faculty faces hiring freezes, and administrators debate once-unimaginable options.

The pandemic might also permanently change the character of higher learning in America—its culture, its role in society and in the economy, and the business models that sustain it.

Leading a Liberal Arts College During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn, Future U Podcast
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Across the country, colleges and universities are scrambling to keep their students safe and educated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this podcast, Carol Quillen of Davidson College talks about building community with students who are taking classes remotely—plus what it takes to maintain a college’s vision and mission in the midst of crisis management.

The Asterisk Semester
Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Ed
How to Reconnect With Students and Strengthen Your Remote Course
Beth McMurtrie, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Dual Enrollment Works. But Who Is It Working For?
Sara Weissman, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Colleges Buffeted by COVID-19 Grow Wary About Fall Admissions
Bill Schackner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
State Fuels Education Attainment Program With Grant Funding
Danielle Nelson, Grand Rapids Business Journal (Michigan)
Earned Associate Degrees Trend Down
Matthew Dembicki, Community College Daily
Opinion: America Will Struggle After Coronavirus. These Charts Show Why.
David Leonhardt and Yaryna Serkez, The New York Times
Commentary: Only Free College Can Save Us From This Crisis
Christopher Newfield, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Undergraduate Degree Earners
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
How Many Jobs Can Be Done at Home?
National Bureau of Economic Research
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