The U.S. Department of Education encourages colleges and accreditors to move forward on competency-based education programs that don't rely on the credit hour.
Higher Learning Commission puts "public good" into regional accreditation while considering probation of the University of Phoenix. Will more for-profits stumble?
Western Governors U. and others continue to expand competency-based education amid excitement (and confusion) about President Obama's praise of the approach.
Higher education's most powerful association throws its weight behind "disruptions" to the industry. Can the establishment help lead the revolution?
Professors rally behind a high school teacher who says No Child Left Behind has created a generation of test-takers unprepared for higher education.
Advocates for liberal arts education worry that White House’s new College Scorecard oversimplifies the college-selection process and places too much emphasis on financial aspects of the decision.
In President Obama's State of the Union comments about "alternative" review system, advocates for "disruption" see an opening for more innovation.
In his State of the Union address and accompanying documents, the president calls for changing accreditation to focus more on college prices and "value."
As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."
Knewton says its data-rich system can read students' minds. The company has landed Arizona State and Pearson as partners -- will the rest of higher education follow?
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