Completion With a Purpose Blog

Stop Talking and Start Doing: How to Deliver 21st-Century Student Engagement and Education

This post was first published by The Evollution on July 6, 2018. It’s interesting to see the evolution of the conversation within education reform circles. The “college for all” access agenda seems to have had its day. Getting in is no longer enough; many are recognizing the need to get better at the through and out parts, as well. At…

Time to Build: Why We’re Launching Strada Institute for the Future of Work

In our national discourse on higher education, we give a lot of lip service to lifelong learning. But we’ve done little to rework our systems, infrastructure, and architecture of delivering higher education, so that it works better for working learners of all ages. While our rhetoric suggests that learning is lifelong, our actions seem to indicate that school is somehow…

Dale Allen

Scaling Student Success

How can we scale student success? That was the simple but ambitious challenge that Jeff Merriman and I sought to tackle when we founded the DXtera InstituteSM. Our nonprofit consortium is driven by a goal of helping institutions of higher education keep more of their students on the path to completion by making the best possible use of…

Partnership Lowers Student Debt, Builds Workforce Readiness

Mahmudur Choundhury is a recent graduate of Arizona State University (ASU) whose work with a global online payment processing company while still in school helped open the door to his professional career. And that work during college was made possible through an innovative partnership between ASU and Education at Work (EAW). Choundhury works in customer care for the payment processing…

Creating Better Pathways From Education to the Workforce

Over the next two months, it will be commencement season across the United States. From high schools to community colleges and four-year universities, students will be encouraged with hopeful speeches and congratulated for their hard work and determination. But for too many graduates, no matter the level of education they’re just completing, the transition to their next destination will be…

Moving on to Address Today’s Higher Education Issues

Earlier this week, I had the honor of joining Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in announcing the award of a $1 million grant from USA Funds® to the state to help Utah high school students prepare for rewarding careers in the state’s fast-growing life sciences industry. At about the same time, the Illinois Board of Higher Education was meeting in…