Top stories in higher ed for Thursday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
April 18, 2019
Jamie Merisotis
Massachusetts Wants to Regulate Private Colleges That Might Close. Is That a Good Idea?
Zipporah Osei, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Students are particularly vulnerable when a college shuts down, and in an effort to protect them, Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts wants to fast-track a proposal to impose more regulations on private colleges the state suspects could close.

In this interview, Greg Sullivan of Boston-based Pioneer Institute highlights problems with the proposal that he believes will do more harm than good. 

University of Louisville Unveils 'Game-Changing' Partnership With IBM
Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal
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The University of Louisville is teaming up with IBM to create a first-of-its-kind skills academy that will teach students about growing digital fields like artificial intelligence.

U of L President Neeli Bendapudi, Mayor Greg Fischer, and other public officials are calling the project a game-changer that will help the university and the city prepare and train Kentuckians to compete for and excel in the next generation of jobs.
Report on Potential for Boot Camps
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
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A new report believes coding boot camps have the potential to dramatically change the landscape of postsecondary education and training.

Published by the Clayton Christensen Institute, the study outlines several possible scenarios for the future of boot camps. To thrive, the report says boot camps must expand into areas other than computing, offer more lifelong learning opportunities, and gain strong employer buy-in for their credentials.
Jamie Merisotis
The Changing Role of the College Advisor
Matthew Dembicki, Community College Daily
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Can a case management approach to guidance reinforce students' pathways toward success? Jammie Wilbanks believes it can.

The associate vice president of academic success at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is behind a change in which academic advisors at the college have shifted their focus from registration and transactional services to a holistic team approach designed to keep students on track every step of the way. 

Leveling the Playing Field in College Admissions
Hans Johnson, Sarah Bohn, and Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Public Policy Institute of California
When Medical Schools Become Less Diverse
Adam Harris, The Atlantic
Commentary: Yes Virginia, There Is a Choice
Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Dr. Ken Atwater: A Student-Centered President
Jamal Watson, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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