Preparing to Poach – Inside Higher Ed
NACAC guidelines changed in September. Now, new research suggests a substantial minority of enrollment officers are considering more aggressively recruiting students from other institutions.
ACE Receives ED Funds to Explore Blockchain’s Potential – Campus Technology
The Education Blockchain Initiative seeks to “help identify and evaluate ways that blockchain technology can improve the flow of data among educational institutions and employers while empowering individuals to translate educational outcomes into economic opportunity,” according to a news announcement.
Zovio Subsidiary Fullstack Academy Signs Agreement With Louisiana State University to Offer Cybersecurity and Web Development Certificates
Zovio (Nasdaq: ZVO), an education technology services company, announced today that Fullstack Academy, a Zovio subsidiary, has partnered with Louisiana State University to offer two coding programs.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
Graduates Of Historically Black Colleges May Be Paying More For Loans: Watchdog Group – NPR
Financial firms may be discriminating against people based on where they went to college, a watchdog group says. In particular, the group found that a lender named Upstart appears to be charging higher interest rates on student loans to graduates of historically black or predominantly Hispanic colleges.
Hiring Managers Report Skills Matter More Than Degrees in New Study – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The report demonstrates that employers and hiring managers are preparing for a world where competencies – not degrees – are the most important factors when filling a job.
Comparing Colleges’ Graduation Rates – Urban Institute
At two-year colleges, we find that the overall adjustments are smaller and that race or ethnicity and family income play a larger role than academic preparation. Finally, we show that these adjustments cannot be approximated by using only publicly available institution-level data.
Glendale Career College to Honor San Diego Nursing Graduates at Upcoming Commencement Ceremony
For 52 nursing students, Saturday, February 8 will mark the culmination of many months of rigorous studies as they cross the stage at Glendale Career College’s San Diego Commencement Ceremony.
The Industry Connecting Students With Real-World Challenges Is Growing – The Chronicle of Higher Education
New companies and nonprofit organizations that collect, curate, and deliver course-related projects based on real-world challenges are popping up with increasing frequency.