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Assessing Quality of Microcredentials Is Difficult

Most high school educators recognize the value of microcredentials, but a dearth of available data on outcomes can make them hesitant to recommend nondegree pathways to students.

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Opinion

First Do No Harm

Jamie Paris asks if international students are being racially profiled when it comes to AI-related academic misconduct.

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Does Military AI Research at Universities ‘Benefit Humanity’?

The Pentagon articulates a research focus that includes lethality. But universities that receive military funding often welcome the money with expressions of pride and altruism—and scant mention of the potential for harm.

Opinion

Lifelong Learning With Artificial General Intelligence

What will it mean to higher education when AI systems carry out tasks at an intelligence level that matches or exceeds humans’?

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Opinion

The Imperative for Workforce Pell

Anthony P. Carnevale argues short-term Pell Grants are key to fulfilling the decades-old promise of gainful employment.

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Students Distancing From Distance Learning

The drop has academics cautioning against going all in on online courses.

Arizona Budget Woes Linked to Ashford Acquisition, Report Says

The University of Arizona’s acquisition of an online, for-profit institution has significantly contributed to the university’s financial woes, according to...
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Data Science Major Takes Off

Colleges are leaning into data science majors as workforce demand rises and the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded for the specialty skyrockets.