News in brief
The latest news and opinions in higher education.
Allowing students to set the criteria upon which they'll be evaluated for participation helps raise engagement in class. (Faculty Focus)
Assessing student readiness with more than one placement exam and providing workplace training opportunities during developmental education are among the ways to improve graduation rates, according to a new report. (Campus Technology)
The Comprehensive Student Record Project uses new transcripts and technologies to test new ways to track what students do in college. (Inside Higher Ed)
Students from Philadelphia’s public schools were significantly more likely to succeed in earning their college certificate or degree if they started college right after graduating high school, according to a new study. (Chronicle of Higher Education)
The American Council on Education calls for a less fragmented credentialing system and clearer communication of the value of students’ competencies in two new reports. (Inside Higher Ed)
The higher education job market experienced its largest quarterly increase since 2012, a trend that some experts see as an indicator of a strengthening economy. (Daily Free Press)