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New effort to collect student veterans' graduation rates

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The U.S. Veterans Administration and the National Student Clearinghouse team up to track graduation rates.

Study raises questions about common tools to assess learning in college

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Study raises questions about reliability of popular assessment tools used to measure learning that takes place in college. And research finds that students might not be as "academically adrift" as much-discussed book suggested.

Graduate students and faculty at U. of Minnesota pilot new, ongoing program review process

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Seeking to supplement traditional forms of graduate program assessment, U. of Minnesota pilots an approach that asks key questions about students' needs and goals.

Carnegie Foundation considers a redesign for the credit hour

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The Carnegie Foundation, which created the credit hour, considers a redesign so the standard could better fit with emerging approaches to higher education.

Colleges fail to track performance of student veterans, survey finds

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Colleges aren't doing a good job of tracking how current and former military service members are faring on their campuses, a new survey finds, but that may be changing.

Washington pushes protections for veterans

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Protections for veterans lead the way in Washington's higher education accountability push, as veterans' groups and college lobbyists, while sometimes at odds, look for common ground.

Education Department talks up innovation in high-profile summit

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Education Department leaders huddle with hotshots of higher education "disruption" and college leaders to talk about encouraging innovation.

Competency-based education may get a boost

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Competency-based education is poised to spread, with expected backing from the Education Department and new ground charted by Southern New Hampshire University.

OECD test of student learning raises hackles in U.S., Canada and Europe

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U.S., Canada and European higher ed groups object to prospect that OECD's worldwide measure will be used to rank countries.

Data from one college shows whether its degree is worth it

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A database of all students ever admitted to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf allows the college to more reliably show the economic payoff of its programs. 

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