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Never Too Late to get a Degree

Innovative programs designed for the adult learner are popping up in several states. Like College Unbound, this North Carolina program is reaching out to adults that dropped out of college and is helping them return to the classroom to complete their degrees. See how other states are adopting this approach! 

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Apprenticeship as Degree Path

Workplace learning is a critical component of the CU curriculum. We’re excited to see that other colleges value apprenticeships in the same way. Check it out!

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The Future of Higher Education: Infographic

Check out this infographic: The Future of Higher Education. What do you think? Does anything surprise you? It is what you would have guessed?

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Technology and the Future(s) of the University

Following up on yesterday’s video about 21st century education, this article shows how Georgetown University is embracing the inevitable changes that technology is bringing to the classroom. Check it out!

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Who Should Decide Who is College Material and Who Isn’t?

While college is not for everyone, the opportunity should be. This article discuses who should and shouldn’t decide students’ college-bound fate, and the issues associated with structures that do so. Read the article.

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Competency as One Answer

When it comes to higher education, certain aspects are widely agreed upon. For example, while a degree increases job prospects, it has also become less accessible. On the other hand, there are disputes over how to resolve the issues. How can we address the issues? Many believe that competency-based education is an important part of […]

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College Students Bypassing Degrees on Purpose

Are “skill-builders” a new kind of student? Research shows that these individuals enroll in colleges, but not with the intention of earning a degree. Skill-builders intentionally select courses that will lead to improved job skills and higher pay. This has proven to be a savvy way for many students to pursue education. It also poses […]

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Hillary on Higher Ed

One of the topics Hillary Clinton discussed at the Globalization of Higher Education Conference is the social value of all types of education. Regardless of vocation, she recognizes the importance of all job types, and the skills and training required to be successful. Read more about her global view of higher education.

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Open Education Week 2014

Check it out… a whole week dedicated to open education! Take a look at the highlights from Open Education Week 2014, the third annual week-long effort to increase awareness of the open education movement. Visit the website. 

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Starting all Over Again

Students who transfer from community colleges to four year institutions demonstrate the same completion rates as those who begin at four year institutions. However, the transfer process is a huge stumbling block that discourages many students from making that transfer leap. Credits don’t always transfer or count toward the major, and sometimes courses need to […]

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