This week, Education Dive spoke with Arizona State University President Michael Crow about his institution's innovative programs and initiatives, his thoughts on tenure and meeting the demands of shifting demographics and economic needs. The week also saw the White House issue its final rule for overtime pay, with the U.S. Department of Labor issuing guidance that states institutions will have to abide by new Fair Labor Standards Act provisions “[r]egardless of whether they are operated for profit or not for profit.”
Meanwhile, new research from The Learning House is aiming to help colleges and universities think about the future, identifying data science and tech fields among high growth areas. And a new study from the National Association of College and University Business Officers finds higher-than-ever discounts at private colleges.
Be sure to check out our look at how K-12/higher ed partnerships are increasingly critical to boosting minority STEM involvement and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Eduvation Spotlight: ASU President Michael Crow on innovation, tenure and meeting demands: Forward-thinking programs and partnerships implemented under Crow over the past 14 years have seen the institution reach an 86% freshman retention rate.
- Overtime increase won't skip higher ed : The White House issued its final rule on overtime pay late Tuesday, and rumors of higher ed's exemption proved untrue.
- Surprise! Data science, technology among key higher ed growth areas: New research from Learning House identifies key areas of growth for higher ed programs and new modalities colleges will have to embrace to reach future students.
- Higher ed partnerships critical to boost minority STEM participation: In honor of Global Maker Day, a look at a variety of new initiatives aiming to ignite a passion for STEM subjects among minority students.
- Discounts at private colleges higher than ever: The National Association of College and University Business Officers' 2015 Tuition Discounting Study shows incoming freshmen receiving a 48.6% discount rate.
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