Top stories in higher ed for Tuesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
December 19, 2017
Impatient With Universities’ Slow Pace of Change, Employers Go Around Them
Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
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Facing a shortage of college graduates in data and computer science, tech companies are taking matters into their own hands and providing education directly to prospective tech workers. 
At San Jose State, Building Career Connections Person by Person
Emily Deruy, The Mercury News
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Getting a foot in the door of corporate America can be an enormously complicated task for low-income or first-generation college students who may not have family members to help them navigate the job search or make introductions.

A nonprofit organization called Braven is trying to help by pairing San Jose State University students with “coaches” who provide valuable career advice, lessons learned in the workplace, and connections to land good jobs after they graduate. 

OER Adoptions on the Rise
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
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The number of faculty members choosing open educational resources over traditional textbooks has nearly doubled in the last year, but awareness overall remains low. 

Community College of Philadelphia Creates “Path of Possibilities” for Its Students
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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As a "pathways" institute, the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) is redefining the role of community colleges. CCP puts students like Hazim Hardeman on “guided pathways,” providing them with streamlined curriculum and services and investing in 10 full-time advisors whose only job is to help students stay on track with their career aspirations.

What Will the Rollback of Net Neutrality Mean for Innovation in Higher Ed?
Shalina Chatlani, Education Dive
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Many education advocates worry about the future of institutions' growth in digital initiatives and online offerings, but the issue is not so black and white. 
Higher Education Bill Could Heat Up Competition for Adult Students
Melissa Korn and Douglas Belkin, The Wall Street Journal
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The Republican bid to overhaul higher education is likely to heat up competition in the fastest-growing segment of the college market: adults over the age of 24.

“Keeping America’s Promise”
Matt Parke, WorkingNation
Opinion: Upstate's Future Is in Higher Ed
Tom Schryver, Albany Times Union
Opinion: Scholarship Should Aim for Success, Not Admission
Randy Maiers, Port Huron Times Herald
Community Colleges Are Lowering the Cost of Education
Leslie Garisto Pfaff, New Jersey Monthly
The Future of Public Higher Education in Ohio
Jean-Marie Papoi, WVIZ/PBS ideastream
A Year in Review: The Biggest Financial Aid News of 2017
Joelle Fredman, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
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