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.
July 3, 2018
Advancing Trust in Higher Education
Dan Porterfield, The Aspen Institute
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Whether it is because of the high cost or perceived ivory-tower elitism, Americans are debating the state, and sometimes even the necessity, of higher education today. How should institutions promote the promise of a postsecondary credential? Should educational outcomes be measured, or is education a good in and of itself? Top leaders from UC Berkeley, Yale University, and Franklin & Marshall College offer insight in this video.
Code Now. Pay Tuition Later.
Lindsay Gellman, The Atlantic
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Last year, Lavell Burton decided he wanted to learn to code. He searched online for coding bootcamps, and was surprised to find that many of them cost several thousand dollars upfront. Burton, then 36, was hoping to move from his maintenance job aboard an American naval ship to a career in software engineering in California. 

Burton finally came across a 30-week remote program that was free to attend. The program would provide comprehensive web-engineering training, as well as help with job placement. Once employed, graduates are required to pay back a set portion of their salary under an arrangement called an income-share agreement, or ISA.

Student Needs Have Changed. Advising Must Change, Too.
Michael Anft, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Gone are the days of simply helping students register for classes and pick a major. New strategies and technologies are aimed at improving retention and graduation rates. 

Across the nation, colleges are looking for better ways to keep students who come from lower-income backgrounds, and help them toward graduation. Florida State, Indiana, and the University of North Carolina have launched or will soon begin coaching programs designed to keep at-risk students from dropping out.

Leaders Zero In on Helping Nontraditional Students Succeed
Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive
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As adult learners and first-generation students become an increasingly visible population of postsecondary education, more campus administrators are shifting services and designing programming to propel them to graduation.
Bringing Industry and Education Together in Elkhart County
Marshall V. King, South Bend Tribune
Construction Management Programs Are in High Demand
Kathleen Brown, Construction Dive
National Conference Puts Focus on Urban Cities
Jamal Watson, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
The Right Way to Nudge Students
Colleen M. Carmean and Jill Frankfort, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Commentary: New York Must Take Steps to Prepare Students for Future
Nancy L. Zimpher and Ian Rosenblum, Albany Times Union
85 Colleges Kept Aid After DeVos Restored Accreditor
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
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