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.
September 17, 2018
How the Great Recession Reshaped American Higher Education
Lindsay Ellis, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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During the past 10 years, the financial meltdown and its aftermath have spurred considerable change in how academic leaders run their institutions. Many colleges and universities are creating entrepreneurship programs and taking other steps to demonstrate their role as engines of the local economy.

Filling the Middle-Skill Jobs Gap: Career Education Starts and Ends with Local Employers
Sunita Cooke, The EvoLLLution
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By providing work-based learning opportunities to students and insights to institutional leaders to help design programming that addresses skill gaps, employers have a significant role to play in creating the labor force to fill their own middle-skill jobs.
How Partners Healthcare and Southern New Hampshire University Are Providing College Certification Programs to Upskill Employees
Mariel Cariker, EdTech Times
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To meet the demand for new skills, more people are going back to school after they've entered the workforce. In this podcast, Dena Lerra of Partners Healthcare discusses the creation of an upskilling certification program with Southern New Hampshire University to help workers and others keep up with changing job expectations.
Is There an Alternative to College?
Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Washington Post
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A fundamental transformation is underway in how people access education throughout their lives. Rather than plug into the formal structures of traditional colleges and universities when they need to gain skills, more individuals are navigating a "shadow learning economy" from a new set of providers offering education in short spurts, either online or in face-to-face classes. 

In Advanced and Emerging Economies Alike, Worries About Job Automation
Richard Wike and Bruce Stokes, Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project
Positive View of Higher Ed, With Lots of Caveats
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed

 
Promising News on Federal Funding
Community College Daily
$100 Increase in Maximum Pell Grant
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
Opinion: Getting More People Working in Rhode Island
James A. Kadamus, The Providence Journal
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