Top stories in higher ed for Wednesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
June 20, 2018
Thousands of Degrees: UPS' College Program Enters Third Decade
Chris Otts, WDRB
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For Angelica McBride, a full night’s sleep is overrated. She’s used to three-hour increments.

The reason for her uneven sleep schedule: McBride is pursuing a double-major in accounting and marketing. And in the middle of the night, while most of her peers are sleeping, she's driving a forklift in and out of truck trailers at UPS Worldport, the shipping giant's massive global air hub at Louisville International Airport.  

McBride is part of UPS’ Metropolitan College program, which has helped more than 5,000 night-shift workers earn certificates or college degrees from the University of Louisville and Jefferson Community and Technical College.
Fear and Visas: Why Fewer International Students Are Coming to Kansas
Stephan Bisaha, KCUR
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Studying at a well-conceived global campus can amplify the benefits of a college education.

International student enrollment in the United State has grown almost every year for decades-but Midwestern schools are now seeing a substantial drop. Universities across Kansas saw enrollment by international students-who often pay higher tuition-fall significantly last year, placing a further strain on already tight higher education budgets.

A Leg Up for Fellow Veterans
Aaron Gregg, The Washington Post
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Michael Hansen was little more than an entry-level salesman when he started pushing his employer to do more for veterans. He had been a decorated Marine in the Iraq War before embarking on a rocky, tumultuous transition into the business world at the height of the recession.

His job at Power Home Remodeling, a national home-improvement firm, was to meet customers at their homes and sell them remodeling services. He noticed that Power had only a few veterans among its sales force—but the ones it did have posted outstanding numbers. He was certain that the company would benefit greatly if it employed more veterans.

So he pitched his managers on a novel idea: set up an independent department within Power responsible for helping veterans build careers after the military, with its own budget dedicated to integrating them into the company’s core business operations.

Online Options Give Adults Access, But Outcomes Lag
Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed
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Does online education help cities and states increase postsecondary access and success for the undergraduate students who need it most?

Using newly available federal and state-by-state data, Richard Garrett, chief research officer at Eduventures, explores states' embrace of fully online learning and whether it drives adult students' access and success.
Commentary: The Employee Shortage Hits Home
Tina Hamilton, Allentown Morning Call
Feds Plan Accreditation Experimentation
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
New Initiative Could Help Adults Access Higher Education
Katherine Mozzone, WVUE-TV (Louisiana)
Purdue Trustees: What Boilermakers Should Know About First Graduating Class of New Online University
JoAnn Brouillette, Malcolm DeKryger, Michael Klipsch, and Don Thompson, Indianapolis Star
Big Jumps in Dual Enrollment
Community College Daily
Opinion: Prospering With an Affordable College Education
Janet Napolitano, The Orange County Register
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