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When we talk about postsecondary education today, we mean more than degree programs. Serious, rigorous, academic postsecondary certificate programs play a big role and are only recently receiving the attention they deserve.
Recent reports and press coverage that address the value of certificate programs reflect this new interest. For example:
Op-ed piece in Politico by the heads of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and the Lumina Foundation.
Dean, UCLA Extension
We continue to hear more and more (and I have written before) about the postsecondary “completion agenda” in the U.S. In short, roughly 30% of the working adult population currently has completed a bachelors degree or higher. The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce estimates that by 2018, over 65% of jobs in the U.S. will require a degree or postsecondary certificate.
President Obama called increasing postsecondary attainment our generation’s “Sputnik moment,” drawing an analogy to the moment in John Kennedy’s administration… Continue reading
I recently ran across some notes I made when I attended the American Council on Education (ACE) annual meeting earlier this year. ACE is the premier umbrella organization representing all segments of higher education. The organization generally draws well known speakers and big thinkers to its events and its 2012 conference was no exception.
Dean of UCLA Extension
My last post focused on the importance of developing broad knowledge and capabilities (Four-Year Career).
In my further reading I have come across a number of ideas that reinforce this point.
Industrial Darwinism or “survival of the fittest industry”
The notion of “Industrial Darwinism” reflected in this chart. Employment areas that are growing are likely to require higher-level thinking. (A perfect example: according to this analysis, “Think Tanks” are a small, but growing employment sector. Imagine that.)
Then, there’s the… Continue reading