What does productivity look like in Indiana? This week's segment takes a look at some examples of change and innovations to increase productivity at a few campuses statewide. These different models are just a snapshot of the many innovative programs at many colleges and universities across Indiana. Unfortunately, time permits looking at only a few.

Direct download: INBD_11-04-27-productivity.mp3
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More than one in five working age adults in Indiana have gone to college, but never finished a degree. According to Indiana's Commission for Higher Education, that is nearly 750,000 Hoosiers -- and some of them are just a few credits short of getting that diploma. Some schools are concentrating on these returning adults or "come-backers," as they're called. There are challenges. So what's being done to not only find and recruit these students -- and make sure they fit into higher education -- and can get traction in the workforce?

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Statistics from the Pew Hispanic Center show 90 percent of Latino young adults believe a college degree is important for success -- but less than half believe they'll get one. This report focuses on the Latino student's struggles to obtain an education as well as the possibilities.

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In 2010, some 270,000 students used the Post 9/11 GI Bill educational benefits last year-and those numbers are expected to continue to rise as more servicemen and women return from Iraq and Afghanistan. In Indiana, there are more than 76,000 veterans - it's difficult to get a handle on just how many of them are or plan on going back to school, according to a national expert at Purdue's Operation Diploma research. What are the issues, barriers, and advantages of these "Warriors by Degrees" as they return from military life to campus life? Is higher ed ready for them? And where are the myths, misconceptions and stories of success with these 21st Century Students?

Direct download: INBD_11-04-06-warriors_by_degree.mp3
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