New England Journal of Higher Education

Community Colleges and the “Middle skills” gap

Community Colleges and the “Middle skills” gap

Over at the New England Journal of Higher Education,Yves Salomon-Fernandez, vice president for strategic planning, institutional effectiveness and grants development at MassBay Community College and executive officer of MassBay’s Framingham Campus has a piece on what community colleges can do to close the so-called middle skills gap: In Massachusetts—from the governor, often flanked by business […]

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Maker Spaces, Problem-based Learning and the Manufacturing Revival

Maker Spaces, Problem-based Learning and the Manufacturing Revival

The New England Journal of Higher Education has a piece on the role higher education is playing in New England’s manufacturing revival through the proliferation of such facilities as “Maker Spaces, Fabrication Labs, Hacker Spaces and Tech Shops” that introduce students to the processes involved in design, prototyping and manufacturing itself. This activity is responding […]

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Davis Educational Foundation Targets Higher Ed Costs

Davis Educational Foundation Targets Higher Ed Costs

The New England Journal of Higher Education has created a page devoted to recommendations recently made by the David Education Foundation to reduce the costs and improve the productivity of higher education in New England.  Some of the highlighted findings include: “A ‘perfect  storm’  of  financial,  political,  demographic  and technological  forces  have  aligned  to  make […]

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Time to Create “Plant Grant” Colleges for Manufacturing?

Time to Create “Plant Grant” Colleges for Manufacturing?

That’s the argument made by Robert Atkinson of the Information & Technology Innovation Fund in the New England Journal of Higher Education: [These] universities would do several things. First, they would revamp their engineering programs much more around manufacturing engineering and, in particular, work that is more relevant to industry. This would include more joint […]

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