Top stories in higher ed for Monday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
January 15, 2018
Here’s What U.S. Colleges Will Look Like in 2030
Jillian Berman, MarketWatch
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Many American colleges will have to look different decades from now if they’re going to survive.

That’s one of the many arguments in the book, “Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education." Author Nathan Grawe explores how demographic trends—like the shift from majority white to majority-minority, from northeastern population centers to the Southwest, and declining birth rates—will affect American colleges.

California Importing More College Graduates, But Not Keeping Up With Workforce Demands
Vanessa Rancano, KQED
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According to the Public Policy Institute of California, almost 140,000 college graduates moved to California from other states between 2011 and 2016. That’s about half as many college degrees as the entire University of California system produced over the same period.

Most of those moving to California are in their 20s, and many have degrees in engineering, economics, and computer science. They’re coming because of the demand for highly skilled and educated workers.

But even with the influx of graduates, there still won’t be enough educated workers to meet California’s needs in the near future.
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It's Hard to Study If You're Hungry
Sara Goldrick-Rab, The New York Times
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An estimated half of all college students struggle with food insecurity, even at elite flagship universities like the University of California, Berkeley, and selective private schools like Northwestern University. Former foster youth, L.G.B.T. students, and students of color are at substantially increased risk. Food insecurity is strongly linked to lower graduation rates. 

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How Students Can Shape the Design of Their Courses
Beckie Supiano, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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At the University of Dayton and other colleges, feedback takes on a new meaning when students help design a course. The practice can help students reflect on their learning and provide professors with fresh ideas for exploring a topic they may have been teaching for years.

Colleges Offer Resume-Boosting Digital Badges
Courtney Rubin, U.S. News & World Report
Opinion: Closing the Skilled Trades Gap
Gail Armstrong, Santa Fe New Mexican
Learning to Learn in Cyber Education
Justin Eichorn, The EvoLLLution
Ivy Tech Aims High With New Strategic Plan
Caele Pemberton, Kokomo Tribune
Florida Senate Says Yes to More Help for College Students
Lloyd Dunkelberger, The Gainesville Sun
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