10 Key Shifts in Higher Education

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Spotlight on Retention: Students can’t graduate if they don’t returnPremium Link

Predictive analytics help colleges keep students enrolled, but that doesn’t always mean they’re progressing toward degrees.

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Career Competence: Students need job guidance from Day 1Premium Link

Colleges need to think beyond the job fair to meet increasing expectations for work-force readiness.

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Board Battles: Conditions are ripe for the rise of the rogue trusteePremium Link

Frustrated with the pace of change, some board members go it alone.

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Social-Media Skirmishes: More colleges are deciding how—and whether— to regulate faculty speechPremium Link

More colleges are deciding how — and whether— to regulate faculty speech.

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College à la Carte: The 'unbundling' of higher education will allow students to earn new kinds of educational credentialsPremium Link

Following other sectors, higher education has begun to "unbundle." Will it mean the end of the residential experience?

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Adjunct Advocacy: Contingent faculty members are demanding—and getting—better working conditions

Contingent faculty members are demanding — and getting — better working conditions.

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Team Science: Research cooperation grows as federal money tightensPremium Link

Shrinking budgets are pushing university scientists to form partnerships beyond their own campuses.

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Teaching Revival: Fresh attention to the classroom may actually stick this timePremium Link

Fresh attention to the classroom 
may actually stick this time.

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Wooing Millennials: Colleges are trying to cultivate young alums as future donors before it’s too latePremium Link

Many colleges are deciding that forging closer connections now is the best bet for the future.

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Culture of Change: Successful colleges can tell a passing trend from a true opportunityPremium Link

"You have to run your old business while you’re figuring out what your new business is," says one expert.