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The Role of Education in Taming Authoritarian Attitudes

With a Foreword by John J. Degioia, President of Georgetown University

Sept. 16, 2020
The classic tension between free will and determinism can be found in the contemporary college or university within disciplines ranging from sociology to neuroscience to political science. The enduring and challenging questions faculty, researchers, and students all wrestle with include: How much freedom do we really have? Do we decide and act with an understanding…
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Lumina’s Strategic Plan

Lumina strategies to accelerate and scale the redesign of systems to take us to 2025 and beyond

Sept. 15, 2020
Society’s need for talent and the drive to expand the proportion of Americans with quality education and training after high school to meet this need have never been more urgent. The confluence of a pandemic, severe unemployment and racial injustice has exposed the daunting challenges ahead. Yet overcoming such challenges is what has made our…
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How Students Experience and Perceive Transferring Earned Credit

A National Snapshot

July 28, 2020
A new report from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers explores the perceived enablers and barriers transfer students face when attempting to transfer credits from one institution of higher education to another.
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A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree
July 24, 2020
College students need both a rigorous liberal arts core curriculum and a faster track to graduation that saddles them with less debt. A new report from the American Enterprise Institute examines the potential of a three-year undergraduate degree to accomplish that mission.
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How Did Six Community Colleges Design Supports for Part-Time Faculty?

A Report on Achieving the Dream's Engaging Adjuncts Project

July 23, 2020
This report from the Community College Research Center documents a range of strategies that six colleges designed to support and engage their adjunct faculty, examines how the strategies were implemented, and measures the effects of a set of selected activities on faculty and students.
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Transforming IT Training Programs Into Successful Career On-Ramps

The Promise of IT for Workers Without a Four-Year Degree

July 23, 2020
The IT industry is dynamic and quickly evolving. As a surge of diverse training models across subsectors and occupations becomes available, this is a unique opportunity to enhance training practices and better align them to meet industry and employer needs. This brief from Jobs for the Future offers recommendations for IT training providers to strengthen…
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Does Taking a Few Courses at a Community College Improve the Baccalaureate, STEM, and Labor Market Outcomes of Four-Year College Students?
July 10, 2020
Students who take a few courses at community colleges increase their chances of earning a bachelor's degree,suggests this report from the Community College Research Center. Four-year college students who took one to 10 credits at a two-year college had a 4.5 percentage point higher bachelor’s degree completion rate than four-year college students who earned no…
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What Are Short-Term Credentials?

A vital measure of post–high school educational attainment in the United States

July 1, 2020
Short-term credentials, including college-level certificates and industry-recognized certifications, generally take less time and money to earn than degrees.
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Kentucky’s Progress Toward Postsecondary & Adult Education Strategic Agenda Goals
April 24, 2020
Kentucky is on track to reach its 60x30 educational attainment goal. In 2018-19, the total number of undergraduate degrees and credentials (public and AIKCU) increased 3.5% over the prior year. An average annual increase of 1.7% is needed.
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Undergraduate Degree Earners

Sixth in the series

April 3, 2020
The Undergraduate Degree Earners report series, published annually, provides a demographic and education profile for all students graduating with an undergraduate credential, which may include associate and bachelor’s degrees and certificates. In this report, we profile graduates in the 2018-19 academic year, with a focus on first-time versus non-first-time graduates, and examine changes in demographics…
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