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Universities Investing in Microcredential Leadership

As microcredential programs slowly gain traction, more universities are looking for leaders to coordinate the efforts.

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Pennsylvania Campuses Hit Hard by June Job Cuts

Beyond enrollment declines, colleges have cited the fallout of pro-Palestinian protests, the botched FAFSA rollout and debt as drivers of recent job and program cuts.

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Another Wave of Campus Cuts

Numerous colleges announced or completed plans to cut academic programs or jobs in February. Many of those institutions are in the Midwest—particularly Ohio.

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Western Oregon University Adopts New Grading System

D and F grades will be replaced with “no credit” and will not affect students’ GPAs. University leaders say it will raise retention rates; critics say it may lower academic rigor and lead to grade inflation.

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Interest in Skill-Based Learning Not Keeping Up With Demand

A new study found 86 percent of faculty and staff say there’s a need for new skills-based learning models, but only 22 percent of their institutions had implemented them.

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Survey Finds Employer Confidence in College Grads

American Association of Colleges and Universities report finds employers see value in degrees and favor graduates who’ve been exposed to a wide range of viewpoints.

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South Dakota College Proposes Cannabis Education Requirement

Voters approved medical cannabis in the state in 2020, but the industry still has critics. Can an education program for marijuana dispensary workers improve the industry’s credibility?

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WVU Abandons Award-Winning Global Education

In cutting foreign language programs, West Virginia closes doors for its students and undermines the purpose of the university, Neil B. Weissman writes.