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    NEBHE Regional Commission Issues Major Report and Recommendations on Higher Education and Employability

    by NEBHE Staff

    Strategic action agenda offers 18 key recommendations to align institutions, policymakers and employers to prepare grads for employability.
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    The Employability Imperative: A Pioneer in Job Guarantees Sweetens Offerings with Cybersecurity, Golf-Readiness

    by Laurie Lachance

    One college has added to its "employability" menu a master's degree in cybersecurity, a co-curricular transcript allowing students to flaunt their leadership development, community service and job shadow experience, and even a golf-readiness program given the student body's relatively humble roots and how much networking occurs on the links.
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    Systemic Inequity

    by Linda F. Nathan

    "Money, white privilege and the ethos of meritocracy have created extraordinary barriers for too many," writes Linda F. Nathan, founding headmaster of Boston Arts Academy. Nathan, author of When Grit Isn't Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart the College-for-All Promise, suggests ways to alleviate financial constraints facing low-income students, first-generation students and students of color.
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    Now Available: 2018 Guide to New England Colleges & Universities

    by Wendy Lindsay

    NEBHE's new Guide to New England Colleges & Universities lists key data including application deadlines and acceptance rates; faculty-student ratios; enrollment breakdowns; cost of attendance; and degrees offered.
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    I Wish My College Knew …

    by Cecilia Le

    Boston-based Persistence Plus asked college students to finish the sentence "I wish my college knew ..." Cecilia Le, director of strategic engagement at the outfit, describes the students' moving answers, including: "I take care of my very ill partner, work full time, am a full-time mom and study full time" and "I'm determined to finish my degree even though I have two children under five and work full time."
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    “Dreamers” Are at the Heart of the American Dream

    by Elsa Núñez

    Talented students who were born abroad but raised in the U.S. without legal status are caught in the tangled web of immigration reform. Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa Núñez explains how Eastern is aiding Dreamers who bring the U.S. diversity of culture, religion, race and political thought ... to say nothing of key economic contributions.
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The Journal

From Power Walks to Common Reading Programs, Modest Ways to Innovate in Higher Ed

by Daniel Regan
July 10, 2018

I’ve grown tired of reading the literature on innovation in higher education, much less the offers for services, consulting, webinars and infrastructure that flood the inbox...

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MindEdge Blog Series: The Rise of AI and Robotics

by NEJHE and MindEdge
June 26, 2018

NEBHE’s Commission on Higher Education & Employability has thought hard over the past year about the increasing role of artificial intelligence and robotics in the future...

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Tuning In: Six Benefits of Music Education for Kids

by Jenny Silverstone
June 19, 2018

Today, children of all ages experience rigorous career preparation as part of their education. School systems strive to implement mandated standards to help students excel in standardized...

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Support Responsibilities in an Age of Campus Suicide

by Lynette Paczkowski
June 12, 2018

In 2004, then-University of New England President Sandra Featherman authored a piece for NEJHE (then called Connection) headlined “Emotional Rescue” and focusing on how a new...

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Down in the Boiler Room

by Dan Wallace
May 8, 2018

Something as mundane as a campus boiler system can help colleges meet climate goals and offer hands-on research at the intersection of environmental studies and engineering ... For...

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UMaine System Fills New Workforce Post; UMass Dartmouth Names First Senior Associate VC for Talent and Diversity

by John O. Harney
July 17, 2018

Sutton Comings and Goings ... The University of Maine System named Theresa Sutton, currently a vice president at Wex Inc., to be be the founding CEO of Maine Center Ventures, which...

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Going to Fund Like It’s 2019, Plus Retreat on Race in Admissions and Beefing Up School Safety

by The New England Council
July 16, 2018

DC Shuttle ... House Appropriations Committee Passes 2019 Education Funding Bill. The House Appropriations Committee approved, 30 to 22, a $177.1 billion bill to fund the departments...

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RWU President Donald Farish Passes Away; Changes at NHTI, Fletcher, Babson; New Super for Boston Schools

by John O. Harney
July 10, 2018

Comings and Goings ...                            The late Donald Farish Roger Williams University President Donald Farish passed away after a sudden...

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Feds, States Grappling with Career and Tech Ed

by The New England Council
July 2, 2018

DC Shuttle ... Congress Advancing Perkins CTE Reauthorization. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee marked up a bill to reauthorize the Carl D....

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BU Law Names New Dean; Lesley U Prez, UConn Foundation Chair to Exit Posts

by John O. Harney
June 26, 2018

Onwuachi-Willig Comings and Goings ... University of California, Berkeley law professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig, a renowned expert in racial and gender inequality, was named dean...

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