What universities should prioritise in 2020 to attract more students

Study International | January 28, 2020

The competition is fierce for universities when it comes to recruiting undergraduate students for full-time programmes, whether domestic or international. They’re not only competing with other universities, but also with corporate training programmes, apprenticeships and part-time online courses. In the US, undergraduate enrolment is on the decline, and a number of small liberal arts colleges have been forced to either close or consolidate with other colleges and universities in recent years. So what can universities do to ensure they’re staying relevant in the digital age and be more attractive to students?

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Low Pay and High Risk: Being a Substitute Teacher During COVID-19

Kelly Education | August 10, 2020

For all educators, the start of this school year will be daunting. But for substitute teachers, there are, in many ways, even more question marks. School districts are increasingly choosing to start the school year remotely, which could reduce the need for short-term substitutes. But for districts that are doing in-person instruction at least some days of the week, substitutes will be in high demand. There’s already a substitute shortage in many places. And with precautions in place that ask teachers to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure and stay home with any mild symptoms, administrators are expecting to need a long roster of substitutes. Yet many substitutes—in particular, those who are at high-risk for complications from COVID-19—are weighing the costs of going back: Doing so means they’ll be exposing themselves to a great number of people, under inconsistent safety protocols, and for little pay and potentially no health benefits.

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

Edtech Nonprofit ReadWorks Expands Partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

ReadWorks | December 22, 2021

The edtech nonprofit ReadWorks today announces the renewal of its partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Through the partnership, with guidance from ReadWorks on classroom and reading accessibility, NFWF uses the deep knowledge and expertise of their staff to create original content to share information on conservation nationwide with millions of students. Stories about drone deliveries helping prairie dog populations, protecting baby sea turtles from light pollution, and inspiring kid scientists have been read by nearly 200,000 students across the country in more than 26,000 schools since the partnership began in 2018. This year, ReadWorks and NFWF will create even more new and relevant conservation content to be featured in the ReadWorks library. To explore the texts made possible by NFWF, create your free account on ReadWorks.org. Having NFWF content on the ReadWorks platform makes it easy for teachers to integrate informative passages into any classroom. Students across multiple grade levels engage with the most up-to-date science on conservation while building background knowledge, growing their vocabularies, strengthening strategic reading, and increasing reading quantity – the four pillars of reading comprehension that are the focus of ReadWorks' mission. ReadWorks partners with world-class organizations such as NFWF to improve reading outcomes for students and spread important knowledge. To learn more about our content partnerships, as well as other partnership opportunities in research and development, visit our partners page. About ReadWorks Through its digital platform, ReadWorks provides K-12 teachers and students with the content, curricular supports, and tools they need to succeed in reading - for free. As a result, over 1 million teachers and 13.1 million students are using ReadWorks today. At ReadWorks, our mission is to ensure that all children become successful, joyful readers by working to bridge the gap between research and practice in reading instruction. Log on to ReadWorks.org to access our free resources. About NFWF Chartered by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) protects and restores the nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. Working with federal, corporate and individual partners, NFWF has funded more than 5,000 organizations and generated a total conservation impact of $6.8 billion.

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

University of Phoenix Launches New Bachelor’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

University of Phoenix | April 18, 2022

University of Phoenix College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has launched the new Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (BSIOP) program. University of Phoenix focuses on developing, offering, and regularly updating career relevant degree programs for busy working adults. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the next decade projected job growth is 11% for training and development specialists, a position for which a BSIOP can educationally prepare students. Other careers related to a BSIOP include compliance manager, human resources specialist, and job training specialist. The BSIOP program prepares students to address workplace issues and support healthy workplace cultures by applying psychological principles to various business functions. It focuses on psychological theories and methods, ethics, and social, cognitive, and motivational processes. Students learn the foundation of psychology and how it is applied to industrial-organizational settings. “Earning a degree in industrial-organizational psychology can help individuals contribute to and influence workplace culture in a broad variety of industries, This program helps students gain skills to evaluate consideration related to ethics and diversity, to integrate industrial and organizational psychological principles in human work performance, and to synthesize appropriate personal and professional communication.” -Christina Neider, Ed.D., dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Each BSIOP course is mapped to three skills and skills outcomes the students will learn. In developing the program, the University worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills that ensure students have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in coursework. BSIOP courses are aligned to the educational standards of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and are shaped by current perspectives from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. About University of Phoenix University of Phoenix is continually innovating to help working adults enhance their careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant courses, interactive learning, and Career Services for Life® help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives.

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ONLINE EDUCATION

University of Pittsburgh School of Law Selects Everspring to Support Online Programs

Everspring | January 19, 2022

Everspring, a leading provider of education technology and services to universities seeking to build or expand their online capabilities, announces a new partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Pitt Law). Everspring will support the school's online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) and provide marketing, enrollment and student success services for the MSL and the law school's certificate programs in health care compliance, human resources law, and international business law and dispute resolution. Pitt Law's innovative new online MSL is a 30-credit hour program designed for professionals who are not attorneys but whose work involves legal issues or requires an understanding of the law. The MSL provides a versatile, flexible path for these professionals to enhance their foundational legal knowledge and skills without obtaining a Juris Doctor degree. Students pursuing the MSL can complete the program fully or partially online. In addition, students may opt to pursue one or more certificates as a standalone offering or complete them as specializations within the MSL degree. "We are in the midst of real transformation in the legal profession, and legal education must evolve with it. As we change, it is critically important to expand our offerings to allow more people to be trained in the law and to be able, in turn, to provide needed services to a wider array of people in the name of justice and equity. As we do this, we are keenly aware of the need to provide students with more options and flexibility in pursuing a legal education," said Amy J. Wildermuth, dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. "Our partnership with Everspring ensures we will continue to enroll excellent students in our programs and that those students succeed and achieve their career goals." "Everspring is thrilled to partner with Pitt Law in support of their innovative online programs. The school's forward-thinking investment in online legal education will pay dividends as the need increases for a wider range of legal education levels and skillsets—and as students increasingly demand flexibility in how they pursue graduate and continuing education." Beth Hollenberg, president and co-founder of Everspring Everspring operates a full-service internal marketing agency that focuses solely on higher education growth marketing, including a growing portfolio of law programs. This internal agency consists of industry experts who enable universities to cultivate brand awareness and deliver rapid, sustainable enrollment growth for their programs. Everspring's student success team helps guide enrolled students through their online programs, ensuring they persist and graduate. In addition to growth marketing, enrollment and student success support, Everspring offers a full range of services universities need to build high-quality online and hybrid programs. This includes market research and program design to help guide portfolio planning with in-depth data analytics and market insights, as well as instructional design and course development support that deliver strong student outcomes and earn top rankings. About University of Pittsburgh School of Law The University of Pittsburgh School of Law earns an outstanding reputation by virtue of its university resources, its impactful scholarship, its accomplished alumni, its extraordinary cost-to-value ratio and its worldwide impact. Our integration of rigorous classwork with practical experience—across the city and the world—helps students develop all the skills legal professionals need, now and into the future. About Everspring Everspring is a leading provider of education technology and services solutions for higher education. Our advanced technology, proven marketing approach, and robust faculty support and instructional design services deliver outstanding outcomes for our university partners, powering their success online. Everspring offers a range of full-service turnkey solutions, as well as standalone fee-for-service offerings, and innovative self-service products that enable universities to establish themselves as leaders in the digital delivery of higher education. Based in Chicago, Everspring serves a growing number of colleges and universities nationwide.

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