VIDEO | The Higher Ed Revolution Requires Employer Participation

This trailer highlights some of the interesting ideas and innovative insights shared by all three speakers at The EvoLLLution Symposium on Higher Education and the Workforce, hosted at Stanford University. To watch the full video, please click here.   I’m a non-traditional student. I’ve been in the workforce for more than 20 years and before I transferred to UCLA — where I just completed my bachelor’s degree — I attended community college. My first day at community college was rather…

Stats & Quotes

Percentage of American higher education students who are expected to be over the age of 35 in 2020, according the National Center for Education Statistics.

“Colleges have to act more like competitive institutions.”
~ DAVIS JENKINS, a senior research associate at the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College, said higher education institutions ,will need to start acting more like a business and focus their efforts on a customer-centric model given their increasing reliance on tuition dollars.

"Businesses have grown enormously in complexity and scope, and more than ever they need ethical, skilled, well-educated, creative leaders who are global in outlook."
~ PAUL DANOS, dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, said postsecondary leaders will need to reevaluate their institutions’ core competencies and ensure they prepare students to to be competitive in the labor market by graduating with the skills employers are demanding.

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Musings on the Future of Higher Ed: The Worst of Times

Charles Dickens has been misquoted so often it seems apt to say for higher education’s future that it’s not clear whether these are the best or worst…

How Adaptive Learning Can Make Higher Ed More Customized and Effective (Part 2)

—Co-Written with Karen Vignare | Associate Provost, University of Maryland University College— This is the conclusion of Beth Mulherin and Karen Vignare’s two-part series on adaptive learning.…

10 Ways To Help Your Online Students Feel at Home With Your Institution

The good news is that about 7 million college students will enroll in online courses this year. The bad news is that the retention rates for online students typically trail those of their on-campus colleagues.[1] There is evidence that stronger student support services — especially targeting the out-of-class experiences of…

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