Top stories in higher ed for Monday
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Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
October 30, 2017
Faculty Buy-In Builds, Bit by Bit: Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology
Doug Lederman and Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
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Professors are slowly gaining confidence in the effectiveness of online learning as more of them teach online, Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology reveals.
Delaware Pathways Program Trains State's Future Workforce
Sarah Mueller, Delaware Public Media
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In Delaware, nearly 9,000 students are enrolled in a statewide initiative called Delaware Pathways. High school students who participate in the program develop needed skills, get real work experience, earn college credit at no cost to their families, and gain industry-recognized credentials that prepare them for postsecondary education or employment when they graduate. 

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Fields of Opportunity: Why Central Illinois Unions, Contractors Are Struggling to Fill Jobs
Claire Hettinger and Ryan Voyles, The Herald & Review
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More in-demand trade jobs such as plumbers, carpenters, welders, mechanics, electricians, and construction workers are going unfilled in Central Illinois because too many applicants lack the qualifications and skills needed.

Making Students’ Jobs More Meaningful
Kelly Field, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Some colleges are trying to make campus work more meaningful — or at least to communicate its value better. They’re rewriting job descriptions, creating skilled internships, and gearing work experiences to better teach the skills employers value most.
Helping College Students With Kids Succeed
Stefanie Botelho, University Business Magazine
Policy Agenda From New Advocacy Group
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
Opinion: College Students Can’t Succeed If They’re Hungry
Monica Beas, The Sacramento Bee (California)
Editorial: State Must Adjust Community College Funding
Springfield News-Leader (Missouri)
Opinion: Aggie Pathways Leads to College Degrees
Daniel Howard, Las Cruces Sun-News (New Mexico)
Blog: SNAP to the Rescue for Hunger on College Campuses
Victoria Palacio, The Center for Law and Social Policy
Opinion: Free Community College Will Pay Dividends
Sivaraman Anbarasan, Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)
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