THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES
The “challenger” universities that have thought outside the box on research collaboration and funding
A recent analysis by Times Higher Education identified “clusters” of higher education institutions that excel on innovation, research collaboration and funding. While many elite institutions rely on their reputation and large research fundings, the publication has looked at universities outside this group that have been forced to be innovative as they strive for other sources of income.
Study: 80% of Companies Have Hired a Coding Bootcamp Graduate
Do employers now view coding bootcamps as a serious alternative to a traditional computer science degree? Turns out they do, according to a new study. A survey of over 1,000 HR managers and technical recruiters at US companies found that 80% of companies have hired graduates of coding bootcamps.
Elite Universities Could Take More Low-income Students, Study Says
Despite 69 of the most selective private colleges in the US ran average annual budget surpluses of $139 million over the last four years and that a growing number of low-income students in the US are qualified to attend the nation's most selective colleges and universities, less than a 20 percent are admitted, a new study finds.
Northwestern Journalism School Joins Berkeley and Drops its Accreditor
A continuing trend of journalism programs discontinuing their accreditation has started a debate on accreditation and its impact on innovation. The latest is Northwestern University’s highly ranked Medill School of Journalism, which announced it won’t renew its accreditation with the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
WHAT WE ARE READING
- How to Prepare for an Automated Future (The New York Times)
- Talking to Yourself (Out Loud) Can Help You Learn (Harvard Business Review)
- Students to Colleges: Please use our data this way (eCampus News)
- When You're Not Quite Sure If Your Teacher Is Human (NPR)
- America’s Most Challenging High Schools: A 30-year project that keeps growing (The Washington Post)