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Private Colleges Focus on Affordability


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How to Fill the Skills Gap for New College Grads Who Don’t Have Work Experience

Washington Post - Opinion

June 29, 2016

Contributor Jeffrey J. Selingo writes: It’s a classic Catch-22 for new college graduates looking for a job: employers want experience for “entry-level jobs,” but no one wants to be the first employer to give that experience.

Sharing College Governance: Process, Philosophy & Trust

Huffington Post - Opinion

June 29, 2016

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell, director of Edvance Foundation and a former college president, writes: For a president attempting to lead a strategic vision, it’s seldom possible to move forward without controversy when the University’s priorities that the president establishes contradict other views.

Why America's Business Majors Are in Desperate Need of a Liberal-Arts Education

The Atlantic

June 29, 2016

Students are clamoring for degrees that will help them secure jobs in a shifting economy, but to succeed in the long term, they’ll require an education that allows them to grow, adapt, and contribute as citizens—and to build successful careers. And it’s why many schools are shaking up their curricula to ensure that undergraduate business majors receive something they may not even know they need—a rigorous liberal-arts education.

Community College Students Are Filling the Rolls at Four-Year Institutions

Washington Post

June 29, 2016

Public colleges and universities are drawing a large percentage of their students from community colleges, where nearly two-thirds of students transfer to a four-year institution, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.  The nonprofit group found that two in five students who obtained an associate degree in the 2009-2010 academic year went on to complete a bachelor’s within six years. 

Asian Americans and the Future of Affirmative Action

The Atlantic

June 29, 2016

In his new book, Earning Admission: Real Strategies for Getting Into Highly Selective Colleges, the strategist Greg Kaplan urges Asians not to identify as such on their applications. Such tips are increasingly common in the college-advising world; it’s not unusual for consultants, according to The Boston Globe, to urge students to “deemphasize the Asianness” in their resumes or avoid writing application essays about their immigrant parents “coming from Vietnam with $2 in a rickety boat and swimming away from sharks.”  It’s sad that this is what elite-college admissions have come to: a soul-deadening process that encourages students to distort their identities solely for the sake of getting in.

California Gender-Identity Bill Threatens Catholic Colleges

National Catholic Register

June 29, 2016

Catholic and other Christian educational institutions in California face the loss of existing protections that allow them to carry out their educational mission in line with their religious principles, due to a new bill working its way through the California Legislature.

Brexit's Enrollment Effects

Inside Higher Ed

June 29, 2016

Following the Brexit vote, many anticipate a drop in the number of E.U. students at U.K. universities. Could American institutions attract some of them?

Grad Student Health Insurance On the Line

Inside Higher Ed

June 29, 2016

Universities grapple with providing subsidized health insurance to graduate students while complying with the Affordable Care Act. Seventeen U.S. senators urge the government to give institutions clarification.

Coding Bootcamps: Can You Believe Their Claims?

Christian Science Monitor

June 28, 2016

The bootcamp credibility debate takes place against the backdrop of a federal panel's vote to shut down the largest accreditor of for-profit colleges on Thursday. The move to shutter the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools came after criticism from the US Education Department, which has noted that ACICS had repeatedly accredited schools such as the troubled Corinthian Colleges.

Clinton Tech Agenda Would Forgive Student Debt, Expand Broadband

Washington Post

June 28, 2016

All U.S. households would have access to high-speed Internet within Hillary Clinton’s first term in office and young entrepreneurs could defer their college loans while launching start-ups, under a broad technology agenda she released Tuesday.
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