Future of Higher Education - February 2018
With the U.S. Higher Education Act reauthorization process underway, experts are pushing for new ways of measuring student success and institutional accountability.
Institutions are eliminating programs to offset declines in foreign student enrollment, a trend attributed to fluctuating federal immigration policies and competition from schools abroad.
The New York Times
Future College Models
As students’ educational objectives, use of technology and overall demographics evolve, the role of the professor is poised for a major shift.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is implementing major changes, including smaller class sizes and personalized learning, as it moves toward a proficiency-based education model.
The Hechinger Report
A new report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine outlines why employment outcome metrics aren’t enough to measure and improve STEM education programs, making a case for more diverse indicators and an expanded pool of data sources.
Institutions are creating new roles and support tools, often centered around the campus library, to spur professors’ adoption of open educational resources.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology will partner with two private organizations to analyze data secured from more than 100 U.S. oncology practices, in hopes of uncovering effective treatments and accelerating clinical trials.
The University of Missouri-Columbia’s new chancellor reflects on the institution’s efforts to improve affordability and revive its brand perception after a period of declining enrollment.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The number of students taking online courses grew for the 14th consecutive year between 2015 and 2016, with the largest increase at public institutions, according to new research.
U.S. News & World Report
More than 60 percent of traditional M.B.A. students receive scholarships today, up from 41 percent in 2014, as institutions fight to entice candidates away from the job market and specialized degree programs.
The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in conjunction with all Common Rule agencies, announced a six-month delay in the effective and compliance date of the revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.
Eighty percent of leading research institutions are working to improve the clinical trial experience for patients, but incremental improvements are not enough to transform study recruitment, retention and engagement.
Huron in the News
Joy Walton, a managing director at Huron, comments on the far-reaching implications of institutions’ decentralized IT management, including the potential to harm the student and alumni experience.