As a Villanova alum, this week got off to a great start! In addition to the Wildcat’s buzzer beating win, a number of interesting articles came out this week. This week the U.S. Department of Education released plans for a new loan repayment system and guidelines for accreditors. Other articles focus on the job placement post-graduate and skills attainment.
Revamped Loan Payment System (Inside Higher Ed)
The US. Department of Education announced this week plans to revise the loan payment system.
Education Department Drafts Standards for Accreditors (Inside Higher Ed)
The U.S. Department of Education released a series of proposed accreditation reporting standards for problematic programs and institutions.
The Shrinking Ph.D. Job Market (Inside Higher Ed)
A survey by the National Science Foundation reveals that American colleges and universities are graduating a higher number of students with PhDs. This article looks at the implication of this influx on the job market.
If Skills Are the New Canon, Are Colleges Teaching Them? (The Chronicle of Higher Education) Subscription required
Attainment of skill is becoming an increasing focus in higher education. This article looks at how colleges deliver opportunities to students to gain needed skills.
Career Coaching for the Playdate Generation (The New York Times)
This article looks at the rise of career coaching services as more Millennials enter the workforce.