We have seen growing interest in social impact programs as institutions explore program ideas that will appeal to today’s students. Such programs, spanning everything from social entrepreneurship to social justice, are designed to help students appreciate less conventional conceptions of impact, such as environmental, and may focus on a particular community seen as disadvantaged or underserved.
Solving the STEM Shortage
According to a recent report, the math and science scores for U.S. fourth- through eighth-graders improved between 2008 and 2015, but they continue to lag behind high-performing nations such as Singapore, Finland, Russia, and China. While addressing mediocre student...
Program Spotlight: How To Evaluate a New Program – Healthcare Administration
If you’re like many of our clients, you’ve watched the rapid growth of the healthcare industry and you’re probably wondering how to get involved. The possibilities are abundant. Should you launch a new program? Add a concentration? Invest in marketing? Move online? Retire a current program to open up new opportunities?
Where do you fit in the Coding Universe?
Recognizing the gaps between program offerings and job market needs is a delicate dance for traditional higher education. Schools that bet early on high-potential programs usually stand a better chance of thriving in those markets. Those that wait until markets become...
UPDATED: Will future teachers make the cut?
This post was originally published on May 24, 2016. Recent efforts to transform the teacher workforce have included a focus on increasing the selectivity for entry into teacher preparation programs. While this approach to improving P-12 student outcomes may be good...
ESSA and Shifts in the Master’s Market
Overall, legislative support for the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB), is strong. The reaction from schools of education, meanwhile, has been cautious—and for good reason. There are critical concerns that...