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Two out of three jobs now demand at least some education or training, confirms new research. Three pathways still remain: a high school education, middle-skills training or education, and a four-year college degree.

SPECTRUM VOICES—The Spectrum of Opportunity Conference in California included these speakers.

California Lutheran University’s Spectrum of Opportunity Conference aims to help high school students with autism spectrum disorder and their parents, plus faculty and administrators, learn about what’s needed to succeed.

Tom Ryan is an enrollment consultant at Schneider Associates, an integrated marketing firm based in Boston.

Nontraditional students need a boost to overcome some of the barriers to re-enrolling in continuing education and degree completion programs. Find out how to meet the challenge.

Joan Marques is dean of Woodbury University’s Business School in California.

Business students must get a complete education. There is as much value in teaching upcoming leaders about current workplace practices as there is in educating them to be change agents.

Responding to employer and accreditation agency concerns, schools are reinventing general education. Here are some of the common elements of the new programs they are adopting.

Darrin Hartness takes over as Davidson County Community College’s fourth president in January 2019.

Following a career in K12 education leading academic growth and spearheading construction of a new high school, Darrin Hartness will take over as the fourth president of North Carolina’s Davidson County Community College in January 2019.

RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT—The “Student Voice Index” debuted this year to measure the influence of student government leaders. A majority of students surveyed said they play a role in decision-making at the administrative level.

The first annual “Student Voice Index” report by the National Campus Leadership Council outlines the conditions that must exist to give student leaders the ability to represent their classmates’ needs effectively.

According to the first annual “Student Voice Index” report, here is how student leaders rate their roles in decision-making.

The “Student Voice Index” report by the National Campus Leadership Council outlines how student leaders rate their roles in decision-making.

“Having a physical space for student philanthropy is a clear indication that it matters to the institution,” says Robert Moore, vice president of marketing and communications of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.


LINK TO MAIN ARTICLE: Growing college student philanthropists


Such spaces give a university “the ability to develop programs and provide intellectual stimulus to students,” he adds.

A research project into how student athletes recover from concussions has turned into a strategic tool to help students as they transition to college life.

Student scores reflect how passionate and persevering they perceive themselves to be.

The velocity of fundamental change in the world has increased dramatically. Not too many years ago, there was no such thing as social media. But the ascendency of interactive digital platforms fundamentally changed the way we communicate not only in society, but in business. We no longer broadcast to and talk at our audiences; we niche-cast and engage with them. Students who graduated from business school prior to 2008 had no idea that the development of platforms like Twitter and Facebook would become integral to communications with their stakeholders.

VIEWS YOU CAN USE—A teacher wearing smart glasses (right) can see student information projected in an augmented reality platform (left) developed by Carnegie Mellon University. The hovering icons indicate how students are faring on online assignments and if they need help.

When edtech developers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania asked K12 teachers to wish for a superpower, the teachers imagined student data hovering in midair. Smart glasses can now provide that feedback. 

CLEAR GOALS FOR A CLEAR PATH—Students accepted to Kansas State U under conditional admissions work closely with academic coaches during freshman year.

Higher ed institutions tap into the trend of offering conditional admissions—opening up possibilities for less prepared students and maintaining enrollment.

Artificial intelligence—led by text-based chatbots—has infiltrated campus life, helping institutions improve communication, compliance and retention. Here’s insight into launching the technology.

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