Let’s Be Direct: What’s Your Employability Strategy?

Derived from blog originally
posted on WCET Frontiers
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had the opportunity to partner with WCET and talk about soft skills—what
they are, why they matter, how they impact employability and why the current
workplace demands them. I’ve continued this conversation by speaking with educators across
the country, often hearing similar feedback: “We all know the primary reason students pursue education is to get a job or a better job—yet employers consistently tell us students graduate without the requisite skill set to be successful. When it comes to hiring, a whopping 92 percent of HR professionals tell us that soft skills matter as much Read More…


Cengage Predictions for 2019

We’re saying “good bye” to a very exciting 2018 at Cengage. This past year marked the launch of Cengage Unlimited, the industry’s first-ever digital subscription for college course materials. Cengage Unlimited cuts the cost of materials, relieving a top financial stressor for students. Within a few weeks of becoming commercially available this year, more than 500,000 students subscribed to Cengage Unlimited—and it’s expected to save U.S. college students $60 million this academic year. We can’t wait to further our impact and continue this momentum in 2019. Cengage executives are also looking ahead to the new year, and Read More…


Cengage Named a 2019 Glassdoor Best Place to Work

Today is an exciting day for Cengage! Our company has been named to Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” List for 2019 (see our news release about it). Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, publishes this list each year to highlight top employers. Companies are ranked according to anonymous and voluntary reviews shared by employees throughout the year.

Great Culture Drives Company Success

This win is a testament to the strong culture here at Cengage–one that is enabling us to make industry-disrupting moves, including the launch of the first-ever subscription Read More…


Answering Author Questions about Cengage Unlimited

The launch of Cengage Unlimited has been met with excitement as many in higher education see how this new subscription model will make learning more affordable and accessible. As we get ready to roll out our new all-you-can-learn subscription service in August, we want to address questions raised by our key partners: Cengage authors. Below is a roundup of frequently asked questions, as well as questions raised in a recent blog post by an authors’ group.

Cengage Unlimited Royalty Calculation Components

How did you develop the new royalty calculation methodology for Cengage Unlimited? We worked very closely with an external Read More…


Author Mark Ciampa Reflects on Cengage Unlimited

As a long-time author for Cengage for over 20 years and an instructor in higher education for over 35 years, I am very excited about Cengage Unlimited. In fact, it is perhaps one of the most dramatic steps in education in recent memory.  I believe that it can significantly increase learning and relieve frustration in both students and faculty.

Delaying Textbook Purchases

For several years virtually all textbook authors and instructors, across all disciplines and all publishers, have seen the same phenomena: fewer students are purchasing textbooks and related materials for their classes. The reason usually given is that of the Read More…


Cengage Explores Big Questions in Education at ASU+GSV Summit 2018

We’re thrilled to participate in the ASU+GSV summit in sunny San Diego this year, joining innovators and educators to discuss important issues in education and discover how new technologies and models are advancing student learning around the globe. Leaders from Cengage will participate in sessions across the summit exploring access, innovation, quality learning and affordability. Please join us at the following sessions:

Is The “Netflix of HigherEd” Finally Here?

The last 12 months has seen enormous change in higher education publishing with significant potential upside for students. Michael Hansen, CEO at Cengage, will join leaders from across the higher education publishing landscape Read More…


Cengage Leaders Make Education Predictions for 2018

Happy New Year! We’re embarking on another new and exciting year in higher education. Lots of interesting developments are happening in our space but, without question, affordability and value will be a main focus. Education predictions abound! At Cengage, we’re hoping to drive change with new business models, such as our Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind digital subscription which gives students access to all of our digital higher ed materials for $119.99/semester. But there are a lot of other interesting things happening in higher ed today. We asked Cengage leaders to share their thoughts for 2018 on everything from providing value in Read More…


Digital Tools Bring Much-Needed Change in Education Affordability

“Students should not have to choose between the results they want and an education they can afford.”

In a new post, Cengage CEO Michael Hansen explores how digital resources can both save students money and provide a more engaging learning experience.

In addition, this new Cengage infographic looks at costs associated with higher education, illustrating real value provided by digital materials. Going digital helps make education more affordable and engaging, propelling all students toward their goals and instilling confidence in their learning experiences—every day.

Digital Tools Bring Needed Change to Education Affordability


The Future of OER is Now

Cheryl Costantini is the Vice President of Content Strategy at Cengage. She’s been in the higher education industry for more than 20 years and is passionate about improving access to education and helping learners achieve success. Recently, Cengage announced that we’ve launched OpenNow digital course solutions that make it easy to work with and use open educational resources (OER). You might be asking yourself: Why would Cengage develop OER-based solutions? It’s quite simple: OER adds value to the learning experience. OER provides unique benefits. Aside from the five R’s (retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute), OER belongs to everyone, and it can change the nature of Read More…


Q&A on Parental Leave Policy with Ken Carson

Q&A with Ken Carson, Chief People Officer at Cengage, on our new parental leave policy. Q: Cengage recently announced an update to its parental leave policy. Can you give a high level overview? A: The arrival of a child–whether by birth, adoption or surrogacy–represents the start of a huge undertaking for parents. Our parental leave policy will now provide 12 weeks of fully-paid leave for all parents–women and men–provided they are full time employees with at least 1 year of service with us. This is a meaningful increase from the prior policy of 8 weeks of paid leave for the primary Read More…