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Can-Do-Hub: The GitHub of Competencies

In September 2016, I wrote an op-ed for Harvard Business Review called “We Need a Better Way to Visualize People’s Skills.” In it, I describe a Github of competencies for the workforce, but here’s how the same idea would translate into higher education. George McCully wrote recently in “Pushing Back on Higher Education as Trainer… Read more »

Welcome to the Post-Bachelor’s World

Lifelong learning and advanced credentials are increasingly critical for our economy … The “war for talent” is accelerating in the U.S. job market, as private-sector payrolls recently posted their 77th consecutive month of growth. Notably, today’s economy is demanding professionals with higher levels of education, as evidenced by the very low 2.5% unemployment rate for… Read more »

Autumn Almanac

NEBHE’s annual fall meetings explored the federal Higher Education Act and aligning state policy with higher ed … The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) held its annual fall board meeting last month in Mystic, Conn. In a session on reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act (HEA), Sarah H. Flanagan, vice president for… Read more »

What Philanthropy’s Paradigm Shift Means for Higher Ed Fundraising

This is an unprecedented era of human history, in which simultaneous transformations of every technically advanced field are being driven by the powerful technological revolution in information and communications. Technically, these transformative changes are “paradigm shifts”—a distinct kind of historical change in which the governing model of a mature field is superseded by a radically… Read more »

Capital Sorts Through Obama Proposals

DC Shuttle … White House Drops Plan to Tax 529 College Savings Accounts. White House officials announced that President Obama would drop his proposal to tax 529 college savings accounts, just a week after the proposal was first made in the president’s State of the Union. Revenues from the 529 taxes would have been used… Read more »

Connecticut Enacts $19 Billion Budget

State Capital Notes … In the second session of the biennium, Connecticut legislators approved a $19 billion budget for FY15 that increases spending by 2.5%. Toward the end of the session, revised revenue forecasts forced lawmakers to scale back in a number of areas. Gov. Dannel Malloy’s promise to provide Connecticut taxpayers with a $55… Read more »

DC Shuttle: PARCC, Pell, PISA … And That’s Just the P’s

Pell Grants subject of House hearing on Higher Ed Act. The House Education and the Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training held a hearing on Pell Grants as part of its series of hearings on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. House Republicans expressed some doubts about recent expansions of the…

Winter 2008 NEJHE: New England’s Coming Demographic Crisis

BOSTON – The new Winter 2008 issue of The New England Journal of Higher Education explores how New England colleges are expected to weather the impending demographic crisis, the controversy surrounding “ranksteering” – how colleges and universities use popular college rankings systems to influence students’ college choice, reinventing adult education, the impact of social technology… Read more »

No. 9 … No. 9 … No. 9 (Rebels, Rabbis and Stories on Innovation from BIF-9)

I was at Providence’s Trinity Rep last week covering the Business Innovation Factory’s (BIF’s) summit of innovators—BIF’s ninth, my fourth. The lineup of speakers—“storytellers” in BIF parlance—included puppeteers, rebels at work, an innovative rabbi, educators and assorted other visionaries. The audience: about 400 self-assessed innovators, some with job titles like Chief Sorceress and Disruptor. The BIF theme:… Read more »

Been There, Done That … Now to Get Credit Toward a Degree

Assessing what someone has learned from work and life experience to determine if it’s worth college credit When Massachusetts Higher Education Commissioner Richard M. Freeland met in June with representatives from Boston businesses and the local community, four-year colleges, community colleges and the workforce system, he described the Vision Project, an initiative through the Massachusetts… Read more »