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Using Service Blueprinting to See Higher Education from the Student’s Perspective

Professor giving a lectureCollege leaders should embrace a customer-centric approach to improve the educational experience for their students.

By Stephen Steigleder and Louis Soares | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Preparing America's Workforce for Jobs in the Green Economy: A Case for Technical Literacy

The emerging clean energy economy is already creating millions of jobs and generating trillions of dollars in economic activity across the globe. One characteristic of these jobs is that they span industries and occupations and provide opportunities for low-, middle-, and high-skill workers. As with other industries, though, the highest-quality jobs in this new clean […]

By Kate Gordon, Louis Soares, and Stephen Steigleder | Monday, August 27, 2012

Let’s Get Serious About Our Nation’s Human Capital

book_alt2 icon Report Stephen Steigleder and Louis Soares explain why increasing support for job training that builds human capital and leads to stable middle-class employment is a wise investment.

By Stephen Steigleder and Louis Soares | Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A ‘Disruptive’ Look at Competency-Based Education

article icon Issue Brief Competency-based education could be the key to providing quality, postsecondary education to millions of Americans at a lower cost, writes Louis Soares.

By Louis Soares | Thursday, June 7, 2012

Rethinking Higher Education Business Models

article icon Issue Brief Robert Sheets, Stephen Crawford, and Louis Soares explain the need for parallel innovations in higher education’s business models and “value networks.”

By Robert Sheets, Stephen Crawford, and Louis Soares | Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dramatically Bringing Down the Cost of Education with OER

Open education resources hold some of the answers to maintaining the quality of learning material while significantly reducing the cost of education, write David Wiley, Cable Green, and Louis Soares.

By David Wiley, Cable Green, and Louis Soares | Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Building a Technically Skilled Workforce

book_alt2 icon Report Louis Soares and Stephen Steigleder propose a private-public partnership grant program to boost the middle-skill workers that America will require to be globally competitive.

By Louis Soares and Stephen Steigleder | Thursday, January 19, 2012

The ‘Personalization’ of Higher Education

article icon Issue Brief The use of technology in higher education will help students understand and craft the education experience they want for themselves.

By Louis Soares | Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bringing Business Analytics to the College Campus

book_alt2 icon Report Jane V. Wellman and Louis Soares show how business analytics can help improve the return on investment in higher education instruction.

By Louis Soares and Jane V. Wellman | Monday, September 19, 2011

Guiding Innovation in Higher Education

Louis Soares and Julie Margettta Morgan explain why innovation in higher education is important for educating today’s working learners and how federal policymakers can help manage the process.

By Louis Soares and Julie Margetta Morgan | Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Harming Our Workforce, Harming Our Nation

article icon Issue Brief Policymakers must reverse the misguided cuts to job training and postsecondary education programs and develop a more effective “job growth” strategy, write Stephen Steigleder and Louis Soares.

By Stephen Steigleder and Louis Soares | Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Delivering Innovation Economy Skills While Wisely Using Public Funds

book_alt2 icon Report Louis Soares shows how to make sure today's diverse college-level learners can compete in a 21st century economy.

By Louis Soares | Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Disrupting College

book_alt2 icon Report We must adjust our focus and policies to make quality postsecondary education affordable to more people, write Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, Louis Caldera, and Louis Soares.

By Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, Louis Soares, and Louis Caldera | Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Social Life of College Information

book_alt2 icon Report Julie Margetta Morgan and Louis Soares on ways to enhance the college decision-making process for students and their families.

By Julie Margetta Morgan and Louis Soares | Friday, December 3, 2010

Degree Completion Beyond Institutional Borders

book_alt2 icon Report Rebecca Klein-Collins, Amy Sherman, and Louis Soares examine degree completion options for nontraditional students.

By Rebecca Klein-Collins, Amy Sherman, and Louis Soares | Thursday, October 28, 2010