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.
August 15, 2019
Jamie Merisotis
Rerouting: Work Is Evolving—and So Can You
PBS NewsHour
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How do you find your place in the future of work? Roadtrip Nation’s Rerouting explores the nontraditional educational pathways some inspiring professionals are taking to ensure their spot in the changing landscape of work. Follow along as three adults—Dana, Jeremy, and Bernita—learn to step confidently into their futures as they gain insight from people who’ve been in their shoes.

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Experts Share Tips for the College Transition
Sara Weissman, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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For first-generation and other underrepresented students, college often comes with an extra set of anxieties. Supports like the Academic Success Program can help.

The effort, which prepares underrepresented high school students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for college, runs a week-long boot camp for students about how to navigate the college transition. The program covers everything from handling homesickness to finding inexpensive textbooks.

Editorial: Employers Can’t Retrain the U.S. by Themselves
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Regardless of industry, today’s workers are bound by a common anxiety: Their jobs will one day be performed by robots. While the threat is more imminent for some than for others, nearly everyone will need new skills in order to succeed. Businesses should help workers prepare for the challenges posed by automation—but they can’t shoulder the task on their own.

Creating an educational and training system suited for the future of work will require government, educational institutions, and industry leaders to collaborate. Success is possible, but it won’t come cheap. There are some things big business—even Amazon—can’t deliver.

Jamie Merisotis
Changing Spaces
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
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For years, for-profit universities have offered in-person classes at campus locations to supplement their online curricula. But with in-person enrollments dwindling, some institutions are rethinking the role these places play. 

Strayer University did just that. With free-flowing coffee and sleek modern furnishings in an open-concept space, Strayer's new location in Killeen, Texas, looks more like a high-end co-working space than a typical university outpost.

And in many ways it is. The space is the 20th “hybrid campus” Strayer has opened in the past two years, with more locations like it on the way.

Could For-Profit Question Impede Short-Term Pell?
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
The Business Model of Research Is Winner-Take-All. Is It Killing Higher Ed?
Alana Dunagan, The Clayton Christensen Institute
Blog: Place: A Complicated Notion
Matt Reed, Confessions of a Community College Dean
MSU Library Program Aims to Help Students Succeed
Cindy Hunter Morgan and Joseph Salem, MSU Today (Michigan)
Five Self-Imposed Barriers to Student Success
Melissa Leavitt, eCampus News
Ten Questions for the Income-Share Agreement Debate
Elizabeth Garlow and Terri Taylor, Medium
Does Free College Come With Trade-Offs?
Shailaja Neelakantan, Education Dive
Tech College Students Find Careers Before Graduating
Jason Reynolds, Murfreesboro Post
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