Ultimately, one expert argues, we need to build systems that create a good fit for every student, that see the goal as developing children, not sorting them.
Hiring woes in big tech, health care, and retail are key drivers of alternative education and training pathways that have the potential to go big.
Even before Covid-19 struck, enrollments had been in decline. Now, some are voicing cautious optimism.
Our nation’s two-year colleges often get little attention in national conversations about higher ed. And yet they enroll more than one-third of the undergraduates in America.
Broad generalizations about the value of attending college aren’t worth much. But a growing amount of granular data about labor market returns for credentials is emerging.
“I can have all these accolades and awards and a Swathmore College education. But at the end of the day, what people are going to see is that I am undocumented. So I always ask myself, what weighs heavier, a liberal-arts elite education or a green card?”
A new book probes what colleges can do to change public sentiment. “Universities are not doing a great job of communicating what they are doing,” says Stephen Gavazzi, one of the authors and a human sciences professor at Ohio State.
All four-year colleges should have a strategic plan to integrate career education, one associate vice provost said. "Workforce needs and the future of work require nimble and rapid adjustments to strategies and approaches.”
Every heartbroken applicant denied by their dream school thinks they deserve to know why. How transparent should admissions be?
About half of colleges surveyed this year by the American International Recruitment Council and the National Association for College Admission Counseling said they used agents as part of their strategy.