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.
November 12, 2018
Training the Next Generation of Doctors and Nurses
Laura Pappano, The New York Times
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In what looks like an urgent game of catch-up, medical and nursing schools across the country are retooling how and what they teach. This also is getting a boost from concern about the looming shortage of primary caregivers.

Indeed, health care education is being redesigned, with more community-based clinic rotations, special programs (and scholarships) for rural and underserved students, and a greater role for nurses and nurse practitioners. Technology, including virtual reality, augmented-reality software, and high-fidelity simulations (mannequins "breathe," cry, sweat, and respond to medication), is key as schools seek to make learning more efficient and relevant.

Land-Grants Team Up on Completion
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
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A growing number of universities are trading notes on how to improve student success rates. And the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities wants to take this cross-institutional collaboration to the next level.

Over the weekend, the group released details on an ambitious project involving 130 universities and systems that have pledged to work together in 16 “clusters” to boost their student access and completion rates while also curbing equity gaps.

Measuring the Value of Digital Credentials: The Shared Benefits of Microcredentialing
The EvoLLLution
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The value of digital credentials lies in their ability to provide greater transparency and detail to employers about a job seeker’s skills and abilities.

In the first of a two-part interview, Jonathan Lehrich of Boston University reflects on the growing importance of digital credentials to employers, educational institutions, and job-seekers, as well as what it's going to take for these credentials to be better recognized by traditional academic departments and faculties. 

U.S. Chamber Focuses on Education's Role in Bridging Skills Gap
Amelia Harper, Education Dive
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At a recent conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue discussed ways to improve the ongoing skills gap affecting businesses and workers alike.

Employers have a key role to play, he says, by promoting educational opportunities among their employees to improve the overall job pipeline and by providing long-term internship and job training opportunities that can tighten up the labor market and fill in the gaps left by K-12 education.

When Robots Ring the Bell
Janet Morrissey, The New York Times
Importance of Counselors Made Clear in College Admission Report
Lois Elfman, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Editorial: How to Be an Impactful Governor
The Detroit News (Michigan)
The State of Higher Education for Latinx in California
The Campaign for College Opportunity
2018 State of College Admission
National Association for College Admission Counseling
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