College completion is becoming increasingly difficult, especially for students in the state of Rhode Island. With a particularly weak economy compared to other states in the US, students are leaving the classroom due to significant costs and the need to work. One way to assist degree completion is to provide students with additional and personalized […]
The Competency-Based Education Network is collaborating with a group of higher ed institutions to help develop their competency-based programming. Our partners, Charter Oak State College and Southern New Hampshire University are two of the participating institutions! Check it out.
Two trends affecting higher education and the workforce are that 1) employers are caring less about which university an employee graduates from and 2) the value of an online degree program is gaining favor among employers. It’s interesting to note that while university administrators believe that they are preparing students for the workforce, employers don’t […]
The University of the People is now accredited! This is a big step toward recognizing the value of alternative approaches to higher education and could mark the beginning of greater acceptance of such models. Check it out…
If federal funding for education and research continues to decline, America could experience an “innovation deficit.” This would severely impact our economy and our country’s status as a leader in innovation. Check out this quick video to learn more.
What picture comes to mind when you hear “college student?” This article summarizes the shifts in higher education trends, who they affect and how we can adjust in order to create pathways that will lead to students’ success. Read the article.
While a degree has become necessary in today’s job market, we cannot underestimate the value of real world experience. The statement, ”What we need to do now is build the world’s most effective bridge between the two” recognizes the need for this relationship. It also describes how College Unbound helps prepare students for success- by applying academic knowledge and skills development in real […]
What do credentials really tell an employer? Are college credentials more valid than other forms of credentialing? How can credentialing be used to create better matches between job seekers and employers? The National Network of Business and Industry Associations met this week to address the question of credentialing. Read the article.
The value of postsecondary education has risen significantly, but the majority of Americans do not have college degrees. Honoring the diversity of labor industries in America, this article recognizes the need for varying degree majors, as well as the need to provide better basic education for those who will not attain college degrees. Read the article.