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Weekly Rundown
AKA|Strategy continues its commitment to stay informed about the latest in higher education and the nonprofit sector.

It is a pleasure to share these articles that we found both informative and engaging.
We welcome any comments or reactions to this edition of our AKA Weekly Rundown.
What you might have missed earlier this week
From Harvard Business Review:
The U.S. Education System Isn’t Giving Students What Employers Need
By Michael Hansen
The disconnect between education and employability has set many American workers up for failure, with some new employees often lacking the skills needed in their jobs. The U.S. education system should reevaluate how to better prepare students with employment skills to reduce worker failure, help to stimulate the economic recovery, and prevent similar hiring gaps in the future. Read this article

From The Chronicle of Higher Education:
Data Is Not the Enemy of the Humanities
By Dan Sinykin
Data is often perceived as a threat to the humanities, but the real danger is in utilizing data science to reimagine higher education in terms of return on investment. In contrast, data science can be an important interdisciplinary asset to the humanities. Read this article

From EdSurge:
Although Coursera and edX were established within weeks of each other—one as a for-profit startup and the other as a nonprofit funded by MIT and Harvard—the two online learning platforms have had vastly different results and impact. As the two platforms continue to pursue their missions and business models, the MOOC space is in danger of becoming a "winner takes all" environment. Read this article
From University World News:
Globalisation of HE: the good, the bad and the ugly
By Simon Marginson
The increasing globalization of higher education has provided the possibility of meaningful and remarkable diversity of ideas, experience, backgrounds, and perspectives, but has not yet met this goal. Instead, its grounding in American-led globalization of its European Hellenic-Judeo-Christian heritage has created unforeseen inequality in global higher education and research. Read this article

Further Reading:
From Board Of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2020
This report summarizes findings from the 2020 Survey of Household Economics and Decision-Making. It describes a clear pattern of disparities in financial challenges during 2020 and provides insights into how people viewed their longer-run financial circumstances, including return on education, housing satisfaction, and retirement savings. Read this report

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