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DiSalvio, Philip – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2012
The ground has shifted in fundamental ways in higher education, and it is becoming increasingly evident that strategic structural reorganization will play an important role in the financial survival of many institutions. Understanding the close links among strategy, structure, and the environment, it makes sense that organizational structure…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Continuing Education, Organizational Change, Administrative Organization
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
OECD Publishing, 2015
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for accurate information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Adults
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Crary-Ross, Shane – MDRC, 2014
As globalization and technological change remake the labor market, it has become increasingly clear that the United States must create better educational and workforce training programs if we are to remain competitive. In order to help disadvantaged and low-skilled workers advance in the new labor market, educational opportunities are needed that…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs
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Plageman, Paula – Adult Learning, 2011
The purpose of this article is to identify an issue that impacts individuals and institutions on a seemingly individual basis but collectively affects numerous program participants and their communities. Specifically, this article is about the tension between the need to provide student support service programming with the need to advocate for the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Student Characteristics
BC Student Outcomes, 2017
The Baccalaureate Graduates Survey (BGS) is directed at graduates from all public degree granting institutions in British Columbia. It is one of the annual surveys that make up BC Student Outcomes. Each year, baccalaureate graduates from B.C. public post-secondary institutions provide feedback on their education satisfaction, employment outcomes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Graduate Surveys
BC Student Outcomes, 2016
The Baccalaureate Graduates Survey (BGS) is part of BC Student Outcomes, which is an ongoing research program that gathers student outcomes information for B.C. public postsecondary institutions and the Province of British Columbia. Since 2000, the BGS has been tracking the outcomes of baccalaureate graduates, both two and five years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Graduate Surveys
Rothwell, Jonathan; Berube, Alan – Brookings Institution, 2011
This report examines education gaps and industry demand in the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas. Metropolitan areas are a natural unit of analysis given that they offer the best approximation of a regional labor market. Moreover, the wide variation in metropolitan area economic performance, as documented by the Brookings MetroMonitor…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Labor Market, Metropolitan Areas, Public Policy
Hoffman, Linda; Reindl, Travis; Bearer-Friend, Jeremy – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2011
The U.S. labor market is increasingly demanding a more educated workforce. Of the 48 million job openings projected for the next eight years, 63 percent will require some postsecondary education. For many of these job openings, workers will need at least a high school diploma but not necessarily a four-year degree. To successfully increase the…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Educational Needs, Educational Attainment
Young, Jeffrey R. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
The spread of a seemingly playful alternative to traditional diplomas, inspired by Boy Scout achievement patches and video-game power-ups, suggests that the standard certification system no longer works in today's fast-changing job market. Educational upstarts across the Web are adopting "badges" to certify skills and abilities. If scouting…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Labor Market, Credentials
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Hansen, Robert J.; McClure, William S.; Parkes, Sandra – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2009
Without question, the current economic downturn is at the forefront of conversations in continuing higher education. Yet as recently as March 2008, this was not the case for continuing education (CE) professionals, according to surveys conducted by University Continuing Education Association (UCEA). In 2007-2008, each of UCEA's four commissions…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Financial Problems, Continuing Education, Higher Education
Coffield, Frank; Williamson, Bill – Adults Learning, 2011
The British current model of education has turned schools into exam factories and further education colleges and universities into skills factories for British industry. In their book, "From Exam Factories to Communities of Discovery: the Democratic Route," the authors offer an alternative way of thinking and talking about education, as well as…
Descriptors: Democracy, Adult Education, Climate, Mass Media
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Nordtveit, Bjorn Harald – Comparative Education Review, 2008
Donor and financial institutions, such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and others, often promote market-based solutions for the delivery of public services in developing countries. This article examines the use of such market approaches by the World Bank to hire for-profit and nonprofit nongovernmental organizations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Literacy, Adult Programs
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2015
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda that seeks to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal and administrative policies at the state and institutional levels. While the higher education landscape has been shaped by the CCTA, higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Students, Undergraduate Students, Enrollment
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2016
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda that seeks to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal and administrative policies at the state and institutional levels. While the higher education landscape has been shaped by the CCTA, higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Students, Undergraduate Students, Enrollment
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