THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES
Report: Great Colleges to Work For 2017 in the U.S.
In today’s digital age, a strong sense of community in the workplace is more important than ever. With this in mind, The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized the higher education institutions distinguished by their work environment.
A new report on career pathways shares five ways to connect college and careers
In the past, a college education was enough to find a good-stable job but in today’s economy that is no longer the case. The report Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers argues that postsecondary education needs to be more closely aligned to careers to better equip learners with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st-century economy.
Women are less likely to be awarded with professorships
Female faculty hoping to advance in academia face significant barriers due to male-dominated environments at colleges and universities, according to a new study of faculty enrollment at business schools, published in the Journal of Management.
A study that says that young men are working less due to video games causes polemic
A new paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research states that young men exhibit a large decline in working hours and calculate that innovation to gaming explains the increase in leisure time, but other experts say that the claims of the study are excessive.
President of India unveils online education portal to promote lifelong learning
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, announced the launch of SWAYAM, a platform which offers digital courses at school, college and university levels to deliver education to the remotest corners of the country.
WHAT WE ARE READING
- Paying Professors: Inside Google’s Academic Influence Campaign(The Wall Street Journal)
- Apprenticeship Programs in a Changing Economic World (Education Next)
- AI in Education Will Grow Exponentially by 2021 (EdTech Magazine)
- The Schools Transforming Immigrant Education (The Atlantic)
- Why This Tech CEO Keeps Hiring Humanities Majors (Fast Company)