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.
March 26, 2019
Report: Give the Federal Work-Study Program the Overhaul It Needs
Hallie Busta, Education Dive
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The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program and the proposals to overhaul it don't go far enough to rethink the challenge of tying hours worked to financial aid received for participating students, according to a new paper from the Urban Institute's Center on Education and Data Policy.

The study suggests revising the formula for allocating FWS funds across institutions to ensure they are distributed more equitably, as well as reorienting the program's mission around helping colleges offer relevant work experience rather than merely being a conduit for financial aid in exchange for work.
Jamie Merisotis
Leveraging and Innovating Professional Education to Serve Amazon’s Northern Virginia HQ2
The EvoLLLution
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With Amazon’s HQ2 set to transform the labor market in Virginia and the greater Washington area, local universities are moving fast to ensure they’re able to serve the emerging demand for continuing and professional learning.

In this interview, Michelle Marks of George Mason University reflects on how her institution will leverage both its credit and non-credit programming to serve the expected influx of professionals.

Jamie Merisotis
Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez: Shaped by the Power of Education
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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Whether it is cheering on the Wolverines at sporting events, engaging with faculty during "Talk with Tuminez" broadcasts, or recently updating a maternal leave policy to make Utah Valley University (UVU) more inclusive for women employees, Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez is rede­fining what it means to include, engage, and achieve as the university's ­first woman president.

Born and raised in poverty in the Philippines, Tuminez's rise to the presidency at UVU is molded by more than 29 years of experience in academia, public policy, and the corporate sector. She now brings a visionary agenda to UVU that looks to accentuate the institution's dual mission in a "disruptive moment" in higher education.

The Revolution Is Upon Us
Anthony P. Carnevale, Inside Higher Ed
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The truly momentous part of President Trump's executive order is its embrace of earnings data to judge every academic program, writes Anthony P. Carnevale of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce in this essay. 

The Trump order is one more step toward a widely supported movement to reorder higher education as we have known it. In a shift toward program-level outcomes, every college will be unbundled down to the program level; its identity, traditions and structure will become less important. Instead, the outcomes of students in each particular major or field will be elevated in importance, Carnevale says.
Opinion: Investing in Higher Ed Benefits New Jersey Students, Workers, Businesses
Zakiya Smith Ellis and Tim Sullivan, Asbury Park Press
Roscoe Helps Students Figure Out Academics and Life
Monica Levitan, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
South Albany Showcases Its AVID Student Success
Caitlyn May, Albany Democrat Herald
CCRI Opens Food Pantry for Students
Linda Borg, The Providence Journal
Opinion: College Students Meed to Fill Their Stomachs to Fuel Their Brains
Michael Hilliard and Mark Swann, Portland Press Herald
Accountability for Higher Education
Jason D. Delisle, American Enterprise Institute
Reports From Accreditor-Convened Think Tank
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
College the Honest Way
Lisa Ventriss, Vermont Public Radio
Valuing Potential, Not Privilege, in College Admissions
Kellye Y. Testy, The National Law Journal
Adult Learners Say “DEAL Me In” to Dual Enrollment!
Judy Mortrude and Lauren Walizer, The Center for Law and Social Policy
Disconnected Youth an Opportunity
Ellen Cartmell, The Ledger Independent
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