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What Industry Says is Missing in Their Entry-Level Graduates – And What They’re Willing to do to Fill the Gap

By Wallace K. Pond, Ph.D., www.WallaceKPond.com
Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) contracted Pond to conduct a research study to assess what gaps might exist between graduate KSAs versus what industry needs those graduates to know. While some of the findings will seem familiar some of the findings reflect clear changes in industry needs and, surprisingly, the lengths that some employers are willing to go to close the gaps in technical, soft, and business support skills.

2019 State of the Sector Update

No More Square Pegs in Round Holes: Eduventures’ Adult Learner Mindsets

By Howard Lurie, Principal Analyst, Online and Continuing Education, Eduventures, A Division of the National Research Center for College and University Admissions (NRCCUA)
Adult learners are anything but monolithic. Eduventures’ 2017 “Adult Prospect Survey” acknowledges this complexity and sheds new light on the range and variety of behaviors and preferences among adult learners.

What Industry Says is Missing in Their Entry-Level Graduates – And What They’re Willing to do to Fill the Gap

Enhancing the Evaluation of Unaccredited Institutions: Using the CIPP Model

By Laura Vieth, Deputy Director, Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
In an effort to develop improved processes for evaluations of unaccredited postsecondary institutions, a regulatory state agency recently completed a research study to explore, test, and implement appropriate measures for use in assessment. This was achieved through a utilization of the action research methodology and the Stufflebeam (1971) Context Input Process Product (CIPP) Model.

What Industry Says is Missing in Their Entry-Level Graduates – And What They’re Willing to do to Fill the Gap

Should Your Campus Bookstore Sell Books?

By Stuart Grinell, Vice President of Business Development and Ande Jenkins, Senior Director of Business Development, Ambassador Education Solutions
The landscape of the campus bookstore is changing as students look to other sources to purchase print and digital course materials at the best price possible. Yet this doesn’t mean the demise of this on-campus hub, but rather an opportunity to reposition the store itself.

What Industry Says is Missing in Their Entry-Level Graduates – And What They’re Willing to do to Fill the Gap

NC-SARA Reported Enrollment Mirrors National Distance Education Data with Some Notable Exceptions

Comparison to 2015 IPEDS Distance Education Data
Prepared for NC-SARA by Terri Taylor Straut, Reprinted with Permission
The purpose of this paper is to provide a national context by comparing key NC-SARA data points to the most current federal government’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data.

What Industry Says is Missing in Their Entry-Level Graduates – And What They’re Willing to do to Fill the Gap

Workforce Analytics Help Schools to Build Curriculum, Student Skills

Written from an Interview with Jim Milton, Chief Executive Officer, Campus Management Corp.
It’s hard to predict what the future will hold in jobs or careers. But looking at statistics from current job openings can help you see trends, predict how those skills will evolve, and ensure your school is teaching students the skills needed to succeed in the job market today and in the future.

What Industry Says is Missing in Their Entry-Level Graduates – And What They’re Willing to do to Fill the Gap

Reversing Incorrect Default Statuses, College Scorecard, Gainful Employment and CDR Inaccuracies

By Mary Lyn Hammer, Founder, President and CEO, Champion College Services
For those who wish to go deeper into the details of the U.S. Department of Education’s data, this article has Ms. Hammer’s additional findings beyond the errors admitted to by the department.

What Industry Says is Missing in Their Entry-Level Graduates – And What They’re Willing to do to Fill the Gap

The 2017 Higher Education Benchmarks

By Mike McHugh, Group President, Keypath Education, Reprinted with Permission
Keypath Education has released its third annual higher education benchmarks report, which provides a current snapshot of the sector with key marketing metrics, enrollment drivers, and academic program and student behavior research.

What Industry Says is Missing in Their Entry-Level Graduates – And What They’re Willing to do to Fill the Gap

Healthcare Students Learn With Virtual Reality

Written from an interview with Yasith Weerasuriya, President, Stanbridge University
Stanbridge University’s new Virtual Reality lab is allowing students, using a stylus and 3-D glasses, to virtually ‘lift’ an object off a screen, manipulate and adjust to see it at different angles, and magnify for fine details. Students can also dissect layers and components of a model for a deeper understanding of interconnectivity.

What Industry Says is Missing in Their Entry-Level Graduates – And What They’re Willing to do to Fill the Gap