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Friday 5: Things To Ponder This Week In Higher Ed 6/25/2021
EdSurge reports this week on Colorado’s new initiative to award associate degrees to four-year students who have earned 70 plus credits but not a degree. The Colorado Re-engaged Initiative could help 13,000 Colorado residents earn an associate degree in general studies. Similar programs exist in New Hampshire and South Carolina. Skeptics question the financial impact of earning a general degree and encourage states to offer robust transfer programs.
“The NCAA no longer has carte blanche to control athletes’ livelihoods and monopolize the market.” - Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Listen to our Friday 5 Live podcast with Quincy Jenkins of Chattanooga State Community College as we discuss supporting our LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff.
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This week Higher Ed Dive examines hiring trends during the pandemic. Research gathered by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources from nearly 800 institutions found that there was an overall decline in staffing across institutions. The biggest cuts were to part-time workers who saw a 17% decline in positions. Institutions addressed budget shortfalls with a reduction in staff, and while many institutions are now looking to fill those empty positions, the push to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour could impact a quarter of wage positions in the higher education sector.
June 25, 2021