The traditional MBA should be reinvented to become a "master's of business ambiguity," writes business leadership expert Lisa Kay Solomon, since business is becoming more about innovation and disruption. In this commentary, she notes that "cross-disciplinary input and support" are needed to sustain business growth in the modern era.
Male college professors tend to cite more men than women in the bibliographies of their research articles, according to a study. Researchers also found the same trend even when papers had female co-authors but noted that female authors, writing alone or together, tended to cite more female references in their bibliographies.
New learning spaces -- including active classrooms and makerspaces -- and increased use of analytics technologies are the leading education-technology trends in higher education, according to an Educause report. More long-term trends include artificial intelligence, open educational resources and use of adaptive-learning technologies, the report showed.
The increased use of rental materials and low-priced or free digital textbooks decreased the amount college students are spending on course materials by more than 30% between the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years, data show. More students also are using free resources while the number of those renting materials has remained flat for the past four years.
A survey by student lender Sallie Mae found that while most families said college is a good investment, 78% said price is a top consideration and 70% of students have rejected schools that are too expensive, up from 42% in 2008. The data showed 49% of parents rejected schools if student aid wasn't sufficient, up from 30% who did so in 2008.
Next year, more than 650 colleges and universities will use a tool from the Common Application to help students transfer from two-year to four-year schools or between four-year institutions. The new app will provide pathways to students to ensure credits transfer and offer a place to centralize their documents.
A measure introduced last session into the South Carolina state legislature would increase funding for the state's colleges and universities and allocate $125 million in additional funding from the state's internet sales tax revenue, if schools agree to keep tuition steady. University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides says he would support the measure if it comes up in the next legislative session.
The number of Washington state students majoring in computer science is increasing as is enrollment in other science, technology, engineering and math-related fields, according to data from the state's Education Research & Data Center. Data also show a 60-40 ratio of men to women majoring in STEM, unchanged for the past decade.
Newly appointed leaders may feel eager to bring their ideas to fruition, but teams can resent too much change attempted too quickly, writes Jennifer V. Miller. People are more accepting of change when you learn what the culture will support and associate your ideas with something that's already successful, she writes.
LinkedIn and other social networks have become far more important than resumes for landing a job, Kathryn Vasel writes. Resumes have become less than 10% of the hiring process, says Macy Andrews, senior director of HR at Cisco.