The 4 Stages of Foundational Skill Development

As part of Credo Education’s research into the foundational skills crisis, we spoke to academic leaders at more than 50 institutions of higher education across the country. Through these interviews, we were able to construct a better understanding of how colleges and universities address the important matter of outfitting their students with the strong critical Read more about The 4 Stages of Foundational Skill Development[…]

New Research Uncovers Causes and Solutions for Higher Ed’s Foundational Skills Crisis

Foundational skills are universally sought-after in today’s Knowledge Economy, however new research from Credo Education suggests they aren’t being taught effectively enough in higher education. In a survey commissioned by the AAC&U, 91% of employers stated that a candidate’s ability to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems was more important than their undergraduate Read more about New Research Uncovers Causes and Solutions for Higher Ed’s Foundational Skills Crisis[…]

Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Clarke University

In this series, we highlight exceptional responses we’ve seen on the part of higher education institutions to the many challenges endemic to America’s foundational skills crisis. This month we profiled Clarke University, which recently eradicated “Gen Ed” from its vocabulary in favor of a more holistic approach to building foundational skills and helping each student Read more about Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Clarke University[…]

Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Nash Community College

In this series, we highlight exceptional responses we’ve seen on the part of higher education institutions to the many challenges endemic to America’s foundational skills crisis. We’ve interviewed dozens of provosts and chief academic officers as part of our research into this area, and these are some of the most noteworthy practices we’ve come across. Read more about Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Nash Community College[…]

The Difference Between Good and Bad Assessment

A recent article in the New York Times Sunday Review questioned “The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’”. UNC Professor Molly Worthen raised many of the concerns one often hears in debates about the necessity of assessment in higher education: Bureaucratic number-crunching is a waste of everyone’s time The purpose of higher ed isn’t to mass produce Read more about The Difference Between Good and Bad Assessment[…]

Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Davidson County Community College

In this series, we will highlight exceptional responses we’ve seen on the part of higher education institutions to the many challenges endemic to America’s foundational skills crisis. We’ve interviewed dozens of provosts and chief academic officers as part of our research into this area, and these are some of the most noteworthy practices we’ve come Read more about Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Davidson County Community College[…]

A Question of Confidence: Do Students Feel Prepared for the Workforce

According to a recent Strada-Gallup report, 86% of college students view getting a better job as a critical factor in their decision to pursue a degree—however polling from a number of sources show that they (and prospective employers) are less confident than ever that these graduates will succeed in the workforce. Why is this disconnect Read more about A Question of Confidence: Do Students Feel Prepared for the Workforce[…]

Does Net Neutrality Help or Hinder Critical Thinking?

On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on whether to repeal a set of standards better known to the public as net neutrality. Net neutrality means that internet service providers (ISPs) are regulated as public utilities providers, and as such must provide a level playing field for internet traffic. For example, because the Read more about Does Net Neutrality Help or Hinder Critical Thinking?[…]

When AI Meets Fake News

“Fake News” is Collins Dictionary’s word of the year for 2017. From Russian spies, to Balkan troll farms, to Facebook, the creation of purposefully untruthful articles has dominated our discussions this year. One would hope that recognition of the threat would stymie its effectiveness, however there’s every reason to believe the fake news crisis is about to Read more about When AI Meets Fake News[…]