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 3, 2017
Getting Faculty Members to Embrace Student Data
Ben Gose, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Pierce College, a community college in Washington, is gaining national recognition for its use of practical data to help boost graduation rates. 

Experts: Institutionalizing Programs at AANAPISIs Is Essential
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
One of the best ways for Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander students to move from the margins of higher education to the mainstream is for colleges and universities to institutionalize the programs designed to serve them.
Innovation Wins Against Antiquated Ideas of How Higher Education Should Work and How College Students Should Learn
Scott Pulsipher, The Hechinger Report
The Education Department’s Inspector General recommended on Sept. 22 that the Department seek the return of more than $700 million in federal financial aid from Western Governors University, citing concerns of the role of faculty at the large online university. The Inspector General also said the school should be ineligible to receive any more federal aid payments. Scott Pulsipher, president of Western Governors University, responds to those claims. 
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Reducing Recidivism and Gang Violence Through College?
Elizabeth Ross, On Campus
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An education non-profit believes it has a way to break the cycle of gang-related violence in Boston that spiked over the summer. For years, College Bound Dorchester has been helping former gang members and convicted felons from some of the most troubled neighborhoods in the city get to college. Now the organization is stepping up its support by giving some of these once-troubled individuals a paycheck to do it.

A ‘New Normal’ in STEM Teaching?
Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed
Essay: Want to Enhance Humanities Career Outcomes? Engage the Faculty
Emily J. Levine and Nicole Hall, Inside Higher Ed