Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions

January 26, 2016

Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions

Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • The report includes concrete recommendations to reshape the college admissions process and promote greater ethical engagement among aspiring students, reduce excessive achievement pressure, and level the playing field for economically disadvantaged students.
Read more: http://bit.ly/TurningTheTideHE

Keywords: higher education, college admissions, leaders, universities, students, reports

The 2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of Chief Academic Officers

Inside Higher Ed

  • The uncertain future of liberal arts education, alternatives to tenure, competency-based education, and the new MOOC-inspired forms of higher education are some of the problems that worry provosts.
Read more: http://bit.ly/HigherEdSurveyIHE

Keywords: higher education, leaders, liberal arts, competency-based education, online education, reports

From Bricks to Clicks - The Potential of Data and Analytics in Higher Education

Policy Connect

  • The Higher Education Commission is launching its fourth inquiry report, From Bricks to Clicks - The Potential of Data and Analytics in Higher Education, a review of the current data landscape across English higher education institutions, looking at data collections, learning analytics and the current barriers to implementing better data management and data analytics. The report also looks ahead to how the HE sector may change in the next 5-10 years.
Read more: http://bit.ly/BrickstoClicks

Keywords: higher education, analytics, data management, reports

Middle Skills Gap Initiative Announced

Harvard Graduate School of Innovation

  • Deans from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School announced the launch of the Middle Skills Gap Initiative. The three-year initiative will help engage employers with educators to build career pathways that prepare young people with the skills and credentials necessary to fill the projected millions of middle-skill jobs over the next decade.
Read more: http://bit.ly/MiddleSkillsGap

Keywords: career readiness, jobs for the future, skills gap, middle school

Companies Are Now Making Innovation Everyone’s Job

Harvard Business Review

  • Enterprise innovation conversations seem to be shifting more from the “how” to the “who.” Process and methodology debates have turned into the operational challenge of how best to boost people’s capabilities. But if innovation is now everyone’s job, who owns job training? Increasingly, the organization’s innovation champions and evangelists are becoming its “innovation trainers.”
Read more: http://bit.ly/EveryonesJob

Keywords: innovation, human resources, organizational culture

Why Taco Bell Created a $1 Million Scholarship for Dreamers, Innovators, and Outsiders

Fast Company

  • The new Live Mas scholarship is aimed at young people who's primary talents may reside outside academics and athletics, the two most common sources of college scholarship. The Taco Bell Foundation will be awarding 220 scholarships to deserving recipients, ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 each. To be eligible, applicants must create and submit a two-minute or less video that tells the story of their life’s passion.
Read more: http://bit.ly/ScholarhipforDreamers

Keywords: innovation, higher education, scholarships

Watch Higher Ed’s Top IT Issues Shift from 2000-2016


  • Educause has unveiled a chart that tracks the rankings of the top 10 IT issues from 2000-2016, showing the ebb and flow of IT issues as priorities change across higher education. Two entirely new issues are on this year's list: "institutional data management" and "IT organizational development," showing that today, data governance illustrates the nature of how academia is being organized.
Read more: http://bit.ly/TopITHEIssues2000-2016

Keywords: higher education, information technology, IT, information security

Should Colleges Measure Well-Being?

Inside Higher Ed

  • When students go through college, it isn’t enough for them to excel academically; they should flourish. That idea was the focus of a session at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities: What can colleges do to promote their students’ well-being and why this is important?
Read more: http://bit.ly/StudentsWellBeing

Keywords: higher education, students' well-being

Conferences and Events
TCEA 2016 Annual Convention and Exposition (Feb 1-5)
SXSWedu (Mar 7-10)
IEEE Virtual Reality 2016 (Mar 19-23)
SITE 2016 - Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (Mar 21-25)
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