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Higher ed group seeks key role in alternative credential landscape

The American Council on Education has announced plans to evaluate skills learned in the workplace, putting a key higher ed organization in the middle of the alternative credentials landscape.

Sentiment analysis allows instructors to shape course content around students' emotions

New software aims to help instructors understand students better, but raises privacy and practicality concerns.

New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by facilitating open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester

New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by promoting open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester, so that the feedback becomes more constructive than punitive.

In blow to graduate student union movement on private campuses, three would-be unions withdraw petitions

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In a blow to the graduate student union movement on private campuses, three would-be unions withdraw their petitions from the National Labor Relations Board, saying they'll instead return to seeking voluntary recognition.

Two professors on different campuses used the N-word last week. One was suspended and one was backed by his institution

Two professors on different campuses used the N-word last week. One was suspended and one was backed by his institution, demonstrating academe's continually fraught relationship with the term.

Study finds humanities majors land jobs and are happy in them

New data suggest that STEM majors are not the only route to success.

Boot-camp sector keeps growing while influencing traditional higher education

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Skills boot camps continue to grow and diversify despite wave of consolidation, while traditional higher education increasingly absorbs aspects of the short-term training model.

AAC&U panelists say that while the American dream may be on the decline, higher ed still has a key role to play in shaping and promoting it

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At national gathering of educators, many see erosion of opportunity -- even as data show continuing impact of earning a college degree.

Study suggests ways liberal arts colleges can create online courses

Initiative to encourage liberal arts colleges to create online courses gets positive reviews from faculty members, but students may not be convinced.

Amazon's high-profile hire from higher education: Candace Thille

Candace Thille, a pioneer in the science of learning, takes a leave from Stanford to help the ambitious retailer better train its workers, with implications that could extend far beyond the company.

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