Best practices for higher-ed improvements

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
June 3rd, 2016

news roundup

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

This week, we take a look at how to best benefit students, faculty and staff in higher education, from a new framework seeking to make higher-ed metrics more transparent, to a plea to institutions to retain their independence if they want to innovate.

Read on for more:

Op-Ed: Why innovation-desperate higher ed needs to break its shackles
Outsourcing and technology adoption are booming in higher education, as student demographics change and learning models evolve. There’s an inherent challenge: as the complexity of delivering personalized, student-centered education increases, institutions run the risk of ceding their independence to outside entities in the name of innovation.

3 higher ed metrics that can truly benefit today’s students
The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) has produced a comprehensive new report that details the importance of a proposed new higher ed metrics framework that aims to better represent and inform students of all backgrounds.

15 higher education revelations from NCES
It’s nice when trending assumptions get fact-checked. Using a more formal description, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released its “Condition of Education” report for 2016, required by Congress to measure key indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education.

UF, Elsevier maximize impact of research articles
The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) and Elsevier have embarked on a pilot project to maximize visibility, impact and dissemination of articles by UF researchers that have published in Elsevier journals. Starting today, article links and metadata are automatically delivered to UF’s institutional repository (IR@UF) through ScienceDirect application programming interfaces (APIs) that are freely available to libraries.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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