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Higher Ed Transformation
Higher Ed Transformation
New Degrees Challenge "Time Served" Model

A regional accreditor has just approved a new competency-based Masters program at the University of Michigan. This is one of the first programs of its kind at a public institution, and more than 300 schools will soon be experimenting with similar degrees.

Higher Ed Transformation
A Temp Agency for Academics

Community colleges in Michigan are venturing into forbidden territory: outsourcing the hiring of non-tenure professors. While faculty critics condemn the move as one that will undermine educational goals, this is a trend that might take off.

Higher Ed Transformation
Salvation for Struggling Adjuncts

A university in New Hampshire is leading the way in online ed by hiring adjuncts to teach their online courses. Everybody wins, especially the adjuncts, who get a huge boost in pay (and a degree of job security to boot) by working for the school.

Higher Ed Transformation
Higher Ed Goes Corporate

Corporations like Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin have started investing in workers early: They are partnering with university systems to create undergraduate programs. We approve: Students can expect better job prospects after acquiring skills the market wants.

Higher Ed Transformation
UK Labour Party Proposes Debt-Free Degree

Britain may be jumping on the higher-ed reform bandwagon, thanks to a new plan proposed by Labour Party MP John Denham. Rather than give students loans to attend college that prove difficult to pay back, the government would partner with businesses to jointly pay for the education of young employees in relevant fields. This is an interesting proposal with some merit, but can reforms like this coexist with liberal education?

Higher Ed Transformation
This Year in MOOCs

It’s been a roller coaster year for MOOCs, but despite some major setbacks over the past few months, the technology is still one of the hottest things going in higher-ed at the moment. In honor of MOOCs’ big year, EdSurge is taking a look at a number of statistics from the past few years which illustrate just how quickly MOOCs have grown.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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