Top stories in higher ed for Thursday
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August 10, 2017
Men Flock to Short-Term Career Ed
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
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Since the presidential election, some have argued that colleges aren’t doing enough to help working-class people—men in particular—pursue the types of technical training that will get them good jobs.

A community college in Arkansas, however, is among those that have found success with just that population, but it's with programs that are often short-term and difficult for students to pay for with federal financial aid.

Accreditation Is a Learning Experience
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
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In the past, accreditation was focused on “what and how,” says Liang Chee Wee, president of Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).

“Now it’s more about why, about the impact we have, and the difference we can make,” he says.

Here’s What College Advisors Wish the Tools Built for Them Would Really Do
Sydney Johnson, EdSurge
Even in the age of online lectures and digital courseware, college advising has remained relatively low-tech: sketching out degree plans with a pencil and paper during one-off meetings between students and advisors. That’s starting to change, though, as more companies and campuses create technology-augmented advising systems like predictive analytics, self-service course registration platforms and early-alert tools.
U.S. to Help Remove Debt Burden for Students Defrauded by For-Profit Chain
Patricia Cohen and Emily S. Rueb, The New York Times
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A federal court judge has approved a settlement that could clear the federal student loan debt held by as many as 36,000 former students—mostly low-income, immigrant women—who attended a for-profit chain of cosmetology and secretarial programs in the 1980s and '90s.

Eliminating Undergraduates
Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed
Marygrove College in Detroit joined the list Wednesday of small private colleges making cuts because of financial difficulties, announcing it will follow the unusual strategy of shutting down its undergraduate programs in the middle of the upcoming academic year.
Report: Income Gap in Wisconsin Remains Wide
Pat Schneider, The Capital Times
New Application Tool Is Revolutionizing College Admissions
A.K. Brunini, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Does Harvard-2U Deal Challenge Skeptics?
Mark Lieberman, Inside Higher Ed
Deconstructing CBE: Portraits of Institutional Practice
Eduventures, Ellucian and the American Council on Education
Pulling Apart 2017
The Wisconsin Budget Project
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