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Western Governors U to Study Impact of Emergency Financial Aid on Retention

This spring, a segment of Western Governors University’s 120,000-plus students will have access to an emergency financial aid app as part of research into how the disbursement of just-in-time funds can impact retention.

U Texas Earnings Outcomes Pilot with U.S. Census Proves Useful

A pilot linking degrees with earnings that offered an alternative to get around a federal ban on student-level data collection has been deemed a step forward.

Data and Machine Learning Propel Rise of Tech Jobs Through 2023

According to a new analysis by International Data Corp., the fastest growing roles in technology over the next five years will be data scientist (13.7 percent growth over that period), machine learning design/development/engineer (13.6 percent growth) and data engineer (12.9 percent growth).

U North Texas Launches Fully Online Bachelor's Degree on Coursera

The University of North Texas is giving non-traditional students a pathway to complete a bachelor's degree online. The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program will launch on Coursera beginning in fall 2020.



Most Faculty Would Choose Face-to-Face for Student Interactions

More than half of faculty prefer using a blended environment with their students, which includes both blended and in-person elements, but nearly three-quarters would choose a completely or mostly face-to-face approach for most elements involving interaction with students, according to a survey from the Educause Center for Analysis and Research.

Partnership Teaches Grads 'Human Skills' for Tech Industry

Not everybody is cut out for coding. Two universities have begun collaborating with a consulting company to teach their graduates and alumni skills for working in technology without forcing them learn how to program.

5 Moves to Boost Student Success

Education firm EAB has introduced a new "playbook" of strategies for improving student outcomes and institutional sustainability in higher education. Its goal: to highlight changes that colleges and universities can make fairly easily to achieve real results.

Initiative Aims to Produce High-Quality Flipped Resources

A two-year campaign is being undertaken by the Flipped Learning Global Initiative and Teachers Pay Teachers to develop high-quality flipped learning resources for the classroom.

U Mass Dartmouth Cluster Features Hybrid Design for Diverse Workloads

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has installed a new supercomputing cluster that will offer campus researchers five times the compute performance of the institution's previous setup.

Report: Policies that Help States Expand College Enrollment and Achievement

A recent report issued by Ithaka S+R has explored the challenge of how states can expand pathways for college enrollment and degree attainment, especially among non-typical students — such as those who start out at community college and working adults returning to school.

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