FSU plans to make link between majors and careers more transparent An interesting proposal, right here at FSU
US Census Reports Latino College Enrollment Surged in 2012 A discussion of the figures and potential explanations for the surge, and what it may mean.
Women in Science in Japan Gendered notions of who fits in science “runs deep” according to the author. Effective slideshow. Interesting that this is not what I’m seeing in Cambodia, at least not everywhere.
Online education exacerbates achievement gaps Another study suggesting we should exercise caution before diverting resources away from face to face learning for disadvantaged and nontraditional students.
La Casa commuter student dormitory Chicago For city students who don’t have a safe and quiet place to study at home, and don’t have the means to afford an apartment while they attend local colleges. Seems brilliant, as a means to help low-income students successfully persist to graduation.
NY Times article on stagnant college graduation rates Important issue for policy and research
Two recent studies finding that college grads still fare much better than those with only a high school degree. These are not bang for your buck analyses but they do show the economic advantages of college credentials. http://www.pewstates.org/research/reports/how-much-protection-does-a-college-degree-afford-85899440520 http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/16/podcast-discussion-value-college-degree