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Friday, June 03, 2016

Best practices for higher-ed improvements | Laura Devaney, Director of News, K-12 and Higher Education

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notes,Did you miss some of our best news stories this week? If you did, don't worry, because we're recapping some of that news right now, including: helping institutions take hold of innovation; higher-ed metrics that can really benefit students; and 15 revelations from NCES."


Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week.

Each Friday, Laura Devaney will be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of our news stories here, though, so feel free to visit eCampusNews.com and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news: 


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Op-Ed: Why innovation-desperate higher ed needs to break its shackles
Outsourcing and technology adoption are booming in higher education, as student demographics change and learning models evolve. There’s an inherent challenge: as the complexity of delivering personalized, student-centered education increases, institutions run the risk of ceding their independence to outside entities in the name of innovation.

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3 higher ed metrics that can truly benefit today’s students
The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) has produced a comprehensive new report that details the importance of a proposed new higher ed metrics framework that aims to better represent and inform students of all backgrounds.

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15 higher education revelations from NCES
It’s nice when trending assumptions get fact-checked. Using a more formal description, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released its “Condition of Education” report for 2016, required by Congress to measure key indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education.

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UF, Elsevier maximize impact of research articles
The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) and Elsevier have embarked on a pilot project to maximize visibility, impact and dissemination of articles by UF researchers that have published in Elsevier journals. Starting today, article links and metadata are automatically delivered to UF’s institutional repository (IR@UF) through ScienceDirect application programming interfaces (APIs) that are freely available to libraries.

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Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.  


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Helping schools transition to innovative practices | eSchool News 

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