The case for mastery-based learning

Many of us take it as a given that success in formal education is measured in letter grades, with “A” corresponding to excellence and “F” indicating failure. But our current letter grading system has actually only been widely used since the 1940s  — and it gained popularity not for its accuracy or relevance to studentRead More...

How to choose a degree program that will prepare you for a good job

According to a 2018 Gallup survey, 58 percent of U.S. adults cite job and career outcomes as their primary motivations for pursuing higher education. So, if you’re considering enrolling in a college program, chances are good that you believe that a degree is the best way to secure a good job and a stable future.Read More...

“Future-proof” jobs don’t require futuristic skills

What do insurance underwriters, short-order cooks, bank tellers, and lab technicians have in common? According to Oxford University, they’re all working in jobs that have at least a 90 percent chance of being automated.   At first glance, that’s an intimidating statistic. If four jobs that require such vastly different skills are all at highRead More...

Designing a new kind of two-year degree program for working adults

It’s no secret that a college degree can significantly improve your job prospects. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an associate degree could boost a high school graduate’s earnings by about 20 percent, and reduce their risk of unemployment by 25 percent. And yet, only about 40 percent of Americans haveRead More...