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.
November 20, 2018
Building Experience Into the Curriculum So Students Learn How to Learn
David Hollander, The EvoLLLution
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While internships may provide students with real-world experience, an effort at New York University called Real World puts students in a position to directly work on organizational challenges without placing a strain on the employers' time or resources.

As part of the program, students tackle real-world projects, with real people and real consequences. Unlike an internship, where students are often the lowest priority on someone's to-do list, employers in this class get to vet students' real brains. And it often leads to job offers. 

For Mentorships to Work, Colleges Have to Commit
Alexander C. Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Faculty-undergraduate mentorships can transform lives, and colleges are increasingly emphasizing them, sometimes through formal mentor assignments or as part of student research opportunities. But while mentoring can have a huge impact, those who practice and study it say that, beyond its intellectual and emotional rewards, it is difficult, time consuming, and expensive, and that it requires a sustained institutional commitment. 

President Speaks: Let's Stop Talking About 'Non-Traditional Students'
Alan Kadish, Education Dive
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Adult learners have become the new normal on today's college campuses. Many arrive at college with pragmatic career goals, built through work experience. They are driven to achieve those goals efficiently, so they can move ahead with their lives and careers.

Colleges can better respond to the needs of adult learners by integrating real world experiences into courses, providing courses directly relevant to careers, offering credit for prior work experience, and retooling mentoring and guidance programs. 

Hungry to Learn
Julia Schmalz, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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They barely make enough money to pay for college. Sometimes they have to choose between buying a textbook or buying food. Making rent, finding food, paying bills, raising a child, and dealing with abusive partners—these are some of the roadblocks many college students face as they work toward earning their degrees.

In this interview, five students describe their struggles with food and housing insecurity and what colleges can do to help.

Businesses Should Be Leaders in Training Workers
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
Workforce Program to Aid in Inmate Rehabilitation
Jordan Patterson, The Post-Journal
Where to Find Charlotte's Most-Educated ZIP Codes
Amy Shapiro, Charlotte Business Journal
Opinion: Higher-Ed Governance Needs Change
Doug Burgum, Grand Forks Herald
Alaska Native Students Pursue STEM, With Great Success
Lillian Mongeau, The Hechinger Report
Mapping Out Success: Mentor Helps Student Grasp Dream
Gavin Stone, Richmond County Daily Journal
Essay: Boarding Up a Window on Vocational Ed
Paul Glastris and Robert Kelchen, Inside Higher Ed
Minnesota Needs to Solve Its College Graduation Gap
Susan Basil King, The Star Tribune
UW and WSU Team Up to Tout College Affordability
Chad Sokol, The Spokesman-Review
Blog: Reforming Pell Grants
John Kroger, Leadership in Higher Education
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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.
November 20, 2018
Building Experience Into the Curriculum So Students Learn How to Learn
David Hollander, The EvoLLLution
SHARE:  FacebookTwitter

While internships may provide students with real-world experience, an effort at New York University called Real World puts students in a position to directly work on organizational challenges without placing a strain on the employers' time or resources.

As part of the program, students tackle real-world projects, with real people and real consequences. Unlike an internship, where students are often the lowest priority on someone's to-do list, employers in this class get to vet students' real brains. And it often leads to job offers. 

For Mentorships to Work, Colleges Have to Commit
Alexander C. Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Faculty-undergraduate mentorships can transform lives, and colleges are increasingly emphasizing them, sometimes through formal mentor assignments or as part of student research opportunities. But while mentoring can have a huge impact, those who practice and study it say that, beyond its intellectual and emotional rewards, it is difficult, time consuming, and expensive, and that it requires a sustained institutional commitment. 

President Speaks: Let's Stop Talking About 'Non-Traditional Students'
Alan Kadish, Education Dive
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Adult learners have become the new normal on today's college campuses. Many arrive at college with pragmatic career goals, built through work experience. They are driven to achieve those goals efficiently, so they can move ahead with their lives and careers.

Colleges can better respond to the needs of adult learners by integrating real world experiences into courses, providing courses directly relevant to careers, offering credit for prior work experience, and retooling mentoring and guidance programs. 

Hungry to Learn
Julia Schmalz, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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They barely make enough money to pay for college. Sometimes they have to choose between buying a textbook or buying food. Making rent, finding food, paying bills, raising a child, and dealing with abusive partners—these are some of the roadblocks many college students face as they work toward earning their degrees.

In this interview, five students describe their struggles with food and housing insecurity and what colleges can do to help.

Businesses Should Be Leaders in Training Workers
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
Workforce Program to Aid in Inmate Rehabilitation
Jordan Patterson, The Post-Journal
Where to Find Charlotte's Most-Educated ZIP Codes
Amy Shapiro, Charlotte Business Journal
Opinion: Higher-Ed Governance Needs Change
Doug Burgum, Grand Forks Herald
Alaska Native Students Pursue STEM, With Great Success
Lillian Mongeau, The Hechinger Report
Mapping Out Success: Mentor Helps Student Grasp Dream
Gavin Stone, Richmond County Daily Journal
Essay: Boarding Up a Window on Vocational Ed
Paul Glastris and Robert Kelchen, Inside Higher Ed
Minnesota Needs to Solve Its College Graduation Gap
Susan Basil King, The Star Tribune
UW and WSU Team Up to Tout College Affordability
Chad Sokol, The Spokesman-Review
Blog: Reforming Pell Grants
John Kroger, Leadership in Higher Education
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