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Study Identifies Gaps Between Students' Aptitudes and Their Career Interests

A YouScience assessment of 238K high-schoolers reveals a need to erase the career "exposure gap" and calls for policy-makers and industry and education leaders to re-engage students through learning relevance.

Survey: Third-Party Risks to Networks, Data Remains an Unmet Challenge

IT practitioners in the education sector report that vendors' access to and handling of sensitive data is often unmonitored.

2U Updates Partnership Model with Stackable Revenue Share Options

2U, parent company of online learning platform edX, has revamped its partnership model, moving from a one-size-fits-all offering to a variety of revenue-sharing options that enable universities to select stackable bundles of technology and services to meet their needs.

San Joaquin Valley College Gamifies Learning Support

San Joaquin Valley College, a private for-profit institution focused on career training, has created a new resource for online students that gamifies co-curricular learning outcomes to help boost student success.

Faculty Survey Breaks Down the Role of the Library in Higher Ed

A new report from Ithaka S+R explores the multi-faceted role of the library in higher education. The research and consulting firm's US Faculty Survey polled 7,615 faculty members at four-year colleges and universities across the country about topics such as the value of the library, instructional support, equitable and holistic teaching practices, and more.

Educause Introduces Inclusive Hiring Kit

A new resource from Educause provides a guide to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education IT hiring.

New Liaison Product Helps Institutions Target Outreach to Adult Learners

Liaison International, provider of technology and services for recruitment, admissions, enrollment and student success, has released Intelligent Names, a new analytics platform geared toward identifying and re-engaging adult learners.

Federal Pilot Program Awards More than $10 Million in Grants to Connect Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities to High-Speed Internet

The United States Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration has awarded a combined $10.6 million in grants to five institutions as part of its Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program.

Insurance Premium Credit Available for Schools Completing Mental Health Support Program

United Educators, a member-owned insurance and risk management provider for education institutions, has partnered with suicide prevention nonprofit The Jed Foundation to offer a premium credit to schools that successfully complete a JED program aimed at supporting students’ mental health and well-being.

Indiana University Secures Internet2 Network Operations Support Role

Internet2 has signed a new three-year deal with Indiana University for the institution's GlobalNOC research and education network operations service to continue providing customer and break-fix support for the Internet2 national network.