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December 4, 2019
The on-time graduation rate for University of Hawaii at Manoa students has doubled in the last decade, officials said. The school’s graduation rate now matches the national average for public universities, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. The four-year graduation rate reached 36.6% for the class of 2019, up from 17.5% in 2010, according to the University of Hawaii Institutional Research & Analysis Office.
December 4, 2019
At community colleges, the idea of students earning industry and professional certifications as they pursue their education is often standard operating procedure. At four-year colleges, not so much. This is true even though recent research suggests that liberal-arts graduates can improve their job prospects considerably if they graduate with even one or two industry-specific skills along with their degree.
November 22, 2019
Regardless of your perspective regarding disruption, higher education and what to do about it, the importance of harnessing the potential of these changes is undeniable. In a recent article, “Is College Worth It?” Peter McPherson, President of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, makes a case that is both compelling and frightening regarding the past and future impact of higher education on modern America. It is compelling in its description of what we have achieved. And it is frightening in its prediction of the dire consequences of failing to sustain and extend higher education’s core social and economic value.
November 22, 2019
Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake said he will retire next year. He said he is proud of Ohio State’s progress during his tenure and that the timing was right for both his family and the university. Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake will retire next year after six years at the helm of the state’s flagship university.
November 22, 2019
Dr. Michael V. Drake, who made history in 2014 when he was named the first African-American president of The Ohio State University, announced on Thursday that he will retire from the post at the end of the 2019-2020 academic school year. He and his wife Brenda will stay in the Columbus area and Drake will remain on the OSU faculty.
November 18, 2019
Led by the American Council on Education (ACE), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and Educause, 15 national higher education organizations have signed a joint statement in support of credential data transparency. The signatories are "encouraging their members to describe their credential offerings with a common language and house the data in an open, cloud-based registry in order to empower students, workers, employers and policymakers to make more informed decisions about credentials and their value," according to a news announcement.
November 18, 2019
Dr. J. Scott Angle, Director of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announced today that Dr. Barry Dunn, President of South Dakota State University (SDSU), was selected to deliver the 2019 William H. Hatch Memorial Lecture on Nov. 10 in San Diego, Calf., at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
November 18, 2019
Public universities are serving their students, communities, and society at large in a variety of ways. They provide access to college and work to ensure every student who enrolls in college leaves with a life-changing degree in hand. They undertake public-impact research. They drive economic development through innovation and collaboration with the private sector. They work with communities across the globe to solve pressing societal challenges. And they instill a sense of civic responsibility in their students.
November 18, 2019
MU has joined a national alliance to develop inclusive faculty practices in its STEM departments, the university announced Monday. The alliance, Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty, will focus on recruitment, hiring and retention of diverse science, technology, engineering and math faculty. MU is one of 20 universities joining the Aspire Alliance, which will last for three years.
November 18, 2019
Purdue University has been recognized for its economic engagement. During its annual meeting in San Diego, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named Purdue a 2019 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Place award winner.