During COVID-19, many higher education institutions adopted a mix of face-to-face and online delivery of courses and services—creating an opportunity for a more permanent shift to a hybrid university.
What Adult Learners Tell Us About Building a Brighter Future for Education
When the COVID-19 pandemic upended our economy, sending millions of Americans to the unemployment lines, it was natural to anticipate an influx of displaced workers as newly enrolled students. That is the historical pattern: when economic downturns threaten the stability of workers’ lives, they turn to higher education’s promise of advancing careers and increasing wages.
This week, the National Student Clearinghouse reported a 7.5 percent decline in enrollment in community colleges. This surprised many in higher education, as times of economic downturn typically drive enrollment increases in community colleges as people have more time to engage in education and are more motivated to prepare for more stable careers in a down economy. This doesn’t appear to be the case with the economic downturn caused by Covid-19 — at least, not yet.
In this 38-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Dr. Holly Ann Custard, Strada Education Network’s Deputy Director of Institute Partnerships and Outreach
Millions of American adults who don’t have a college degree but are interested in acquiring more education are facing three dilemmas that undercut their efforts to resume their education. That’s a main takeaway from the latest results of Strada Education’s Center for Consumer Insight’s Public Viewpoint survey, a poll based on a nationally representative sample of more than 17,000 responses that have been tallied between March 25 and Sept. 3, 2020.
COVID-19 has helped unmask a glaring lack of meritocracy in education and career outcomes. This highlights the urgent need for transparency to ensure a better way forward.
Today, millions of Americans who labored in retail and hospitality jobs, which remain decimated by the stay-at-home directives issued during the Covid-19 crisis, might need to pivot to new fields in search of employment. New research highlights ways
Last week, Brandon Busteed highlighted the growth of “Employer U”—employers partnering with universities to build in-house learning programs. State Farm, United Airlines, and even the Dallas Cowboys are now joining the ranks of Google, Walmart, IBM, and many others who have created their own "universities" to attract and develop their talent.
States such as Florida are considering proposals to fully fund associate degree and certificate programs at community colleges. Their hearts are in the right place, and their efforts to make post-high school paths to good jobs affordable for everyone should be applauded.
ACE today announced the members of a national task force focused on improving transfer and award of credit practices to spur student success and reduce the time it takes to graduat
For decades, prominent education and workforce leaders like my friend and colleague Mark Schneider have been beating the drum that the bachelor’s degree is not the only path to a good job. Finally, it appears students and colleges are getting the message: A new report from