Here are some new resources and news for the field of higher education.
Income Share Agreements: An Old Idea Made New, But Necessity to Protect Students Remains Sarah Pingel looks at developments in ISAs – a new kind of partnership to pay for postsecondary education – and includes examples of state legislation.
College Advising Is in Short Supply in U.S. High Schools, Study Finds A recent survey of 2,251 high school counselors found that only 33 percent of the nation’s public high schools have a full-time or part-time counselor focused exclusively on college advising, compared to 68 percent of private schools. (Education Week)
Racial Inequality in College Enrollment Patterns A report released Tuesday by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce is warning that admission practices and inequality in state education funding are creating two separate and unequal tracks to public colleges and universities. (Inside Higher Ed)
As students flock to credentials other than degrees, quality-control concerns grow Such non-degree credentials have been growing in popularity. But as students invest more time and money in them, concerns grow about credentials’ quality control and value. While there has generally been consensus about what a college degree represents, there’s confusion over how to define many of these new credentials and judge their usefulness for employers and job seekers.
New research questions the value of certificates pushed by colleges, policymakers Studies suggest these popular credentials often don’t improve job prospects or pay.
Dean at UC-Irvine Seeks to Solve Higher Ed’s Existential Crisis With Data — Lots of It The study, called the Next-Generation Undergraduate Success Measurement Project, will trawl depositories of student data, combining institutional records with survey responses and data from learning-management systems like Canvas and Blackboard. Researchers hope to determine what practices affect how students learn, grow, and enter the work force. (Chronicle of Higher Education)