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.
June 28, 2018
Nine Northeast Ohio Public College and University Leaders Sign 'Northeast Ohio Regional Higher Education Compact'
Emily Bamforth, Cleveland.com
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Nine leaders of Northeast Ohio public colleges gathered Wednesday at Cuyahoga Community College to commit to helping Ohioans earn certificates and degrees after high school.

In signing the Northeast Ohio Regional Higher Education Compact, leaders will work to determine how public universities and two-year colleges can collaborate to make postsecondary credentials more obtainable, target education toward workforce needs, and make it easier for students to transfer between schools.

What Do People Think About Their College Experiences?
Future U Podcast
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In this interview, Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn talk with Gallup's Brandon Busteed about Americans' perceptions of their colleges and how relevant their higher education experiences are to them now. 
Faculty Diversity Is a Worthy Goal
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
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Community colleges tend to have the greatest diversity among their students versus other types of higher education institutions, yet they still face challenges in attaining diversity among faculty. In response, some institutions are taking an "intentional" approach to broaden their faculty diversity.

Oakton Community College in Illinois focuses on cultural competency training. Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland has created a Diversity Faculty Fellows program to encourage more underrepresented faculty in adjunct positions to seek permanent posts. As part of the program, fellows are matched with permanent faculty members who provide mentoring and help them make connections with colleagues in their department.

The Impact of Justice Kennedy
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
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The news Wednesday that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is stepping down from the Supreme Court could have a major impact on future rulings on the constitutionality of colleges' consideration of race in admissions.
Opinion: Should Higher Ed Re-Design Its Own Re-Design?
Lisa Baird and Samantha Zucker, EdSurge
'This Entire Campus Belongs to You'
Brandon Dixon, Harvard Magazine
Commentary: Whose Responsibility Is It? The Role of Faculty in Student Success
Errick D. Farmer, Sundra D. Kincey, and Cheree Wiltsher, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
10 Fast-Food Jobs That Pay for College
Farran Powell, U.S. News & World Report
Young Adults With College Degrees Financially Stable
Valerie Bolden-Barrett, Education Dive
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