11 juin 2019

The Start of a Necessary Conversation

By Matt Reed. And every year I nudge them about the same topic. “What about ESL?” Whether I had anything to do with it or not, I’m happy to report that they’ve taken up the topic with a new report that I hope is the first of many. More...

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10 juin 2019

Minnesota Community College Faculty Will See Nearly $2M in Back Pay

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Faculty members at Minnesota's 30 community colleges will see nearly $2 million in back pay after their union settled a dispute with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system on Wednesday. More...

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Boost for Community Colleges Means 1-Year Bust for Universities

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. New analysis of Oregon Promise tuition-free scholarship program found that it increased community college enrollment but decreased enrollment at four-year institutions in the first year, and that fewer first-generation and low-income students benefited financially than expected. More...

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Failure to Launch

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A new report explains how and why a public-private partnership that sought to help more community college students transfer to selective universities failed. More...

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ADA Lawsuit Prompts Institutional Change, Draws More Students

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Atlantic Cape Community College reformed its accessibility practices after a disability discrimination lawsuit. Now students with disabilities are enrolling in record numbers. More...

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19 mai 2019

Greece: VET graduate tracking study

HomeA new VET graduate tracking study is currently being carried out in Greece by the National Organisation for Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP). The project focuses on graduates of post-secondary VET programmes (IEK); it aims to provide quantitative and qualitative data about what graduates do after completing their training. More...

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Cyprus: measures to upgrade VET

HomeA press conference announcing measures to upgrade Cyprus’s public VET system improve its image and increase participation rates took place at the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in December 2018. More...

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Bulgaria: Consultative Council to lead VET reforms

HomeKey VET stakeholders at national, regional and local levels are represented in the council: ministries, agencies, institutes, universities, NGOs, national employers’ associations and trade unions,  employers with experience in dual training, association of municipalities in Bulgaria, local authorities, regional education management units, and VET school representatives. More...

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Italy: focus on implementing a quality assurance plan for VET

HomeQuality in vocational education and training is a main focus across Europe, starting with the relevant European recommendation. A fundamental step to consolidate quality assurance in Italy is the continuous debate among decision-makers, national and European experts, institutional representatives and stakeholders on the impact of the implemented policies and of proposed actions/activities to improve the quality of the training supply. More...

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18 mai 2019

Red Flags

By Matt Reed. Some level of turnover is normal when a new president arrives, and some level of turnover is normal generally.  But four provosts in 18 months is preposterous. Absent some sort of natural disaster, it suggests something has gone badly awry. More...

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