April 26, 2017
Why Companies are Ignoring Students’ GPAs When Hiring premium
There is a shift happening in the way recruiters and companies hire. The old steadfast system of trying to quantify a potential candidate’s success based on school reputation and GPA, no longer carries the weight it once did. In fact, there are some companies that are abandoning GPAs as a qualifier altogether. Instead they are […]
April 19, 2017
How to Help Businesses Look Beyond Four-Year Degrees to Find the Best Job Candidates premium
Within the last two years, the U.K. divisions of publishing company Penguin Random House and consulting firm Ernst & Young (EY) announced having a university degree was no longer a requirement when applying for a job. For EY, the decision came after an internal 18-month study of 400 employees that uncovered little evidence academic success […]
April 12, 2017
What New England is Teaching Educators About Advancing K-12 Competency-Based Education premium
Currently, over 40 states have legislation that addresses competency-based-education (CBE) in some fashion. And while CBE looks different from state-to-state, what remains constant is the goal of focusing on the students and giving them a personalized education that will prepare them for higher education or the workforce. While many states are still finding their footing […]
March 27, 2017
Educating Employers on the Value of Online Competency-Based Education Degrees premium
While many employers are becoming more accepting of online degrees, there still seems to be uncertainty about what CBE is and how potential employees with CBE backgrounds will be assets to their company. Joy Henrich, regional dean at the for-profit Rasmussen College conducted a study and discovered that over 50 percent of employers were somewhat […]
March 27, 2017
3 Ways Competency-Based Education Programs Give Your Students an Advantage in their Job Hunt premium
Let’s take a moment to be honest. Even though competency-based education (CBE) programs are becoming more common, not everyone is sold on their value. Some educators, employers, and even students are still stuck on the traditional model where a set number of required credit hours are accrued and neatly bundled together to add up to […]
March 15, 2017
The Roles Competency-Based Education and Co-Curricular Transcript Play in Today’s Education premium
The language of learning has come a long way since we were first taught our fundamental ABCs. Today, concepts like CBE (Competency-Based Education) and CCT (Co-Curricular Transcript) are transforming the way students prepare for higher education and the workforce. But what are they and how can they help? Personalizing Assessment Competency-based education acknowledges and supports […]
March 8, 2017
How Experiential Learning Advances Education premium
As education evolves, institutions need to ensure the learning methods they use are too. One of those methods is experiential learning. Essentially this process helps students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting. In the late 19th century, German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus developed the first scientific approach to studying […]
March 1, 2017
The Connection Between School Perceived Value and Alumni Giving premium
Ten. This is the magic number when it comes to alumni giving. If colleges and universities want their alumni to consistently give, they have 10 years after students graduate to establish the habit. Given the fact students are graduating with hefty loans and entering a workforce with higher unemployment rates, means schools need to be […]
February 22, 2017
Is a College Education Still Worth the Price? premium
The Great Recession. Despite lasting less than two years, its residual effects are still being felt by many almost 10 years later—including college and university graduates trying to find employment. For young college graduates the unemployment rate is currently slightly higher now (5.6 percent) than in 2007 (5.5 percent), while the underemployment rate shot up […]
February 15, 2017
Move Over Majors, Skills Are What Students Need premium
Students are quickly discovering that employers already know: skills have more value than their degree. This is why it’s vital that educational institutions take a closer look at how they structure their requirements so that students are fully prepared when they graduate to contribute to the workforce. Rethinking the Standard Structure While there might be […]
February 8, 2017
The 3 Components Your Career Pathways Program Needs premium
For many, earning a college degree is still a desirable concept, but with Americans drowning in nearly $1.3 trillion of student loan debt (average, individual amount is close to $40,000) it seems to be a dream that comes with too hefty a price. One solution to this obstacle is through a career pathways program. This […]
January 31, 2017
Where Will Your University Rank Among Competency-Based Programs? premium
In this age of academics, it is becoming increasingly more evident that students learn in different ways and at different paces—especially adult learners. As discussed previously, competency-based education (CBE) is on the rise, giving potential hires more confidence in what they can offer and making them a valuable commodity to an employer, which will hopefully […]