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Honing a Vision for Higher Education Some of the nation’s most influential leaders in higher education met last week at the Higher Ed Leaders Forum hosted by The New York Times. They discussed an array of issues facing colleges and universities today, including high... ‘A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College’ A Q&A with Ryan Craig, investor and author of a new book about the changing landscape for education and training credentials and the implications for traditional higher education. The ‘last mile’ in education and training After graduating from college in 1994, I spent a few years at McKinsey & Co. — a young kid in an ill-fitting suit naively but energetically attempting to convince experienced and jaded managers to do their jobs differently. Tiber Health wants to solve the world's doctor shortage While it may look unassuming, with its campus bordered by empty lots, low slung buildings, auto body shops and the freeway, Ponce Health Sciences University is ground zero for an experiment in education that could radically... Investors are paying college students' tuition — but they want a share of future... Melissa Gillbanks is no fan of student loans, so when she was looking for a way to pay for her senior year at Purdue University, she was happy to sign away... A coding school where college grads train and work without spending... Right around this time last year, Edward Young was donning a cap and gown for graduation at St. John’s University in New York. He figured his bachelor’s degree in computer science would open doors to all sorts of tech jobs, but...

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Philanthropy Can Reshape Education in Ways That Will Stand the Test of Time

Dec 3, 2019
At Morehouse College's graduation in May, billionaire Robert Smith made headlines when he announced that he would singlehandedly pay o all the student debt of the class of 2019. But as it turned out, that wasn't all...
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The Mind-Blowing Hypocrisy of Elite College Admissions

Nov 29, 2019
Varsity Blues has exposed just how bad it is, writes Ryan Craig.
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Credly's CEO on how colleges can prepare students for skills-based hiring

Nov 27, 2019
Jonathan Finkelstein joins our series in which higher ed leaders answer questions about changes in postsecondary education.
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Why Coaching Is Vital For Young Leaders

Nov 25, 2019
The educational system in the United States is flawed. And any college graduate (or parent of a college graduate) has felt the pain of working with Career Services, in preparation for entering the workforce. While...
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What Employers Can Do to Close the Skills Gap That Colleges Cannot

Nov 25, 2019
Did you know that the U.S. economy could lose over $2.5 trillion if the skills gap isn't closed? This is now a critical challenge, affecting fresh graduates and employers alike.
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Generation Z Finds Alternative Paths to the Job Market in America

Nov 22, 2019
Generation Z is questioning the value of college degrees in the U.S., according to Ryan Craig in the Harvard Business Review.
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How AI is Shaping Online Discussion Quality

Nov 21, 2019
Discussion forums have been a key feature of online and technology-enhanced courses for over 20 years. There is a breadth of information and best practices guidelines on ways to use discussion...
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Apprenticeship Programs Reach an Inflection Point

Nov 20, 2019
When Techtonic, a Boulder, Colorado-based software development company, needed new talent, it turned to a very old solution: apprenticeship.
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TJ interviews: Avenica's Scott Dettman

Nov 15, 2019
Scott Dettman on how candidates and employers can make the most of entry-level working.
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Should international students get private loans to study in the US?

Nov 13, 2019
There are now several private loans for international students to fund their studies in the US, thanks to companies stepping in to fulfil an unmet demand.
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