Master’s degree programs are the bright spot in an otherwise bleak forecast for the wider degree market. In a year where undergraduate enrollment has fallen more than 4%, master’s enrollment is up 3.5%. As schools assess their online program strategies, however, they...
The Proctor is In: Assessment Integrity in a Pandemic
Though nearly impossible to quantify, cheating remains a persistent and resilient issue for many institutions. More so than ever before, schools are calling on technology to assist with the new modality reality wrought by COVID-19. Mid-pandemic, we noted a marked...
The Retention Solution Paradox
With over 35 million students having attended college but never earned a credential, retention rates, with too few exceptions, remain stubbornly low. To combat this problem, a growing number of schools have turned to retention technology.
The Online Migration: Three Master’s Programs to Watch
Online program strategy has taken on new meaning and direction in the midst of COVID-19. Institutions must balance previously established plans—or lack thereof—to launch online master’s programs with new priorities to provide safe distance learning alternatives.
Responding to the Tech Skills Gap: Build, Buy, Partner… or Don’t
“America is facing a workforce crisis with implications for economic competitiveness and national defense,” according to STEMconnector’s recent report covering the tech skills gap. “Some estimate up to 2.4 million STEM jobs go unfilled.” While traditional colleges and...
2019 IPEDS Update: Five Insights into the Online Master’s Market
Drawing on Eduventures’ 20-plus years of experience helping universities develop, launch, and assess academic programs, the Program Spotlight Series of Wake-Up Calls calls attention to best practices in program development.2019 IPEDS data shows Master’s programs now...