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Healthcare Licensing Hellscape Jun 24, 2022

Requiring licensure for entry-level/low-risk healthcare professions and then adding a degree requirement is a Russian nested doll of bad decisions.

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TikTok U Jun 10, 2022

As video has replaced text as Gen Z’s medium of choice, publishers, courseware developers, colleges, and K-12 leaders must prioritize video-enabled learning.

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Trust Gap: Why Starbucks Is Unionizing But Amazon Isn’t May 27, 2022

Large employers of frontline workers are in a better position than unions and colleges to help close the trust gap for dislocated and disaffected Americans.

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Full-Stack Writing May 13, 2022

Becoming full-stack writing institutions will allow colleges to answer student concerns about employability while remaining honest about the technical/digital and (other) business skills academic institutions aren’t well positioned to address.

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College Is About To Get Its Own Tea Party Apr 29, 2022

Unless colleges and Democrats take preemptive action, the Biden administration’s student loan moratorium qua forgiveness could easily lead to a Republican war on higher education.

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Is It An Apprenticeship? Apr 15, 2022

Unlike cakes, apprenticeships couldn’t be easier to identify: You’re not an apprentice unless and until you’re hired as an employee by an actual employer.

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Who Is The Shohei Ohtani Of Higher Education? Apr 1, 2022

Unless colleges are willing to hire leaders with non-academic backgrounds, most would be better off ditching their presidents for lower cost readily available replacements.

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MasterCrash Mar 19, 2022

Irrational exuberance around master’s degrees is heading for a Soviet-style crash.

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Could Crypto Kill College? Mar 4, 2022

As the value of a typical college degree is increasingly cryptic, crypto could prove to be the last straw.

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Don’t Look Up: Higher Education’s Missing Science/Tech Leaders Feb 18, 2022

Why haven’t colleges and universities kept up with the dramatic changes to the way we work and live? One big reason is that not enough presidents, provosts, and deans have science/tech backgrounds.

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