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.
October 23, 2018
Report Highlights Benefits of Targeting College Promise Programs Toward Adults
Joelle Fredman, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
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Adults who enrolled higher education yet left with no degree may have already exhausted their eligibility for federal financial aid. A new white paper from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association expands on a budding trend to combat this challenge: College Promise programs geared specifically to adult learners. 
How Purdue Professors Are Building More Active and Engaged Classrooms
Beth McMurtrie, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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A campuswide program called Impact at Purdue University is designed to reshape the undergraduate experience by helping Purdue faculty members build more active and engaged classrooms. 

According to a recent outside evaluation, Impact-affected courses generally have higher end-of-course final grades and fewer students who withdraw or earn Ds and Fs. Students and faculty members also report greater satisfaction and more active engagement in such courses. 

Students Who Pursue Teaching Careers Promised Guaranteed Admission From Colorado Universities
Jeff Todd, CBS Denver
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Colorado colleges are teaming up with high schools to try and solve the state's ongoing teacher shortage. The University of Colorado Boulder is the latest university to guarantee admission to its School of Education if high school students wanting to become teachers meet certain requirements. 

The Affordability of Community College
WGN Radio
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In this interview, Oakton Community College President Joianne Smith joins Justin Kaufmann of WGN Radio to talk about college affordability and the viability and potential of transfer pathways to address the nation's need for an educated citizenry.
Cordray, DeWine Share Goals in Closing Ohio's Skills Gap
Olivera Perkins and Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer 
Skilled-Trades Push Exposes Fractured Training Pipeline
Chad Livengood, Crain's Detroit Business
Mergers Can Benefit All Involved—But They’re Never Easy
Lawrence Biemiller, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Opinion: Do We Need to Rethink Who Goes to College and Why?
Scott Romine, Greensboro News & Record
Implications and Importance of Adult Promise Programs
State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
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