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Higher ed is still working on mapping degrees to workplace skills

The National Student Clearinghouse announced Monday it’s working with an AI company to associate the experience earned through various degrees, credentials and internships with skills needed by employers. The organization, which offers digital information services for more than 3,600 higher education institutions, is examining how to use tools from AstrumU, which develops technology to help fill gaps in the workforce. The partnership is addressing a problem pervasive in career services and higher education, in which employers can’t easily find matches for their open positions who earned relevant experience outside of a traditional degree. Emily Bamforth has the story.

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8 ways colleges are adjusting digital services for 24/7 students

As the pandemic unwinds in 2021, colleges and universities are adjusting their digital services to address student needs, often relying on software and automation to offer support after traditional business hours have ended. Often these services come through artificial intelligence, with schools offering AI-based solutions for offering writing advice or questions about university life. Institutions are also digitizing experiences that are normally on-campus, such as bookstores and mental health centers, to improve access. Emily has it.

CISO says cyber talent is out there, if universities can stay flexible

University of South Carolina Chief Information Security Officer Marcos Vieyra recently told EdScoop that offering cybersecurity workers flexibility of where they live was a takeaway he gleaned from a summit on managing cybersecurity talent held at his university in late October. At the event, which also included state and federal government leaders, Vieyra also said state governments and higher education are having issues maintaining staffing levels, a problem as cybersecurity attacks continue to rise nationally. Check out the full story on EdScoop.

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