Posts Tagged: Northeastern University

Aoun on “Humanics,” Lifelong Learning and Consensus vs. Innovation (Video)

Video snippets from NEBHE's Summit on Employability: A National Imperative ... Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun spoke at last month's summit about the future of higher education in the age of artificial intelligence and the work of the Commission on Higher Education & Employability. Here, Aoun discusses a new curriculum he calls "humanics" ... And here on lifelong learni...

New England Energy Market … and Higher Ed … Look to Catch a Second Wind

In the coming decades, the U.S. will see large-scale offshore wind energy (OWE) development in which hundreds of billions of dollars are invested in building and operating OWE capabilities that are price-competitive with fossil fuel-based electricity. European market commitment, investment in infrastructure and R&D focused on cost reduction has enabled this competitiveness. New England is pois...

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 adults ...

A Third Way: Integrating Liberal and Professional Education

My talk is about Experiential Education and Liberal Learning. This topic has been on my mind ever since I graduated from a liberal arts college many years ago and began my first real job, whereupon I discovered—to my surprise and at some cost to my ego—how much I did not know about putting my ideas to effective use in the world beyond academia. But in addition to my personal interests, the rel...

The Impact of the Self-Awareness Process on Learning and Leading

Robert was just released from prison after 10 years of incarceration. The day after his release, he showed up as a student in my class. I liked him from the first day that we met and gave him lots of time and attention. Within three weeks, he was back in prison. I don’t know why. I do know that I lose up to half of all my at-risk students each semester. How is it that someone as smart as Rob...

Yes, Master’s: A Graduate Degree’s Moment in the Age of Higher Education Innovation

The important ongoing national debate about the value of higher education and its relationship to the economy has largely focused on undergraduate education—understandably so since it represents the largest share of U.S. enrollment and spending. Yet there is an underanalyzed segment of postsecondary education that is increasingly relevant and in demand: professional master’s education....

A University Looks at the College Board’s Redesigned SAT

As an institution that receives close to 50,000 applications for the 2,800 spaces for the first-year entering class, Northeastern University took special interest in the College Board’s March 5 announcement on the SAT redesign. In fact, our undergraduate admissions team took a break from finalizing our decisions to follow David Coleman’s announcement. After months of carefully reading ...

Northeastern U’s Bluestone to Speak on Boston’s Role in NE Economy

Northeastern University economist Barry Bluestone will discuss Boston’s Role in the regional economic network at the fall 2013 Outlook Conference of the New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) to be held Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Bluestone is Northeastern's Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy and founding director of the university's Kitty and...

NE Colleges Announce Spring Commencement Speakers Even Before Winter Arrives (smtms in 140 chars max)

It's not even officially winter, and New England colleges are starting to announce their spring commencement speakers.Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell will deliver Northeastern University’s 110th commencement address on May 4, 2012. Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun made the announcement via Twitter!Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s  international affairs program “...

LGBTQA: Big Letters on Campus

Editor’s Note: NEJHE has strived to document and improve the experiences of groups historically underserved by higher education, including ethnic and racial minorities. Academia is more tolerant than many sectors, but spending a brief time on any campus reveals that people who are “different” in any way are also underserved and underacknowledged. This article explores the particular situatio...