Presidents / chancellors

Colleges try new approaches to post-tenure review

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One college is trying to make it collegial; others are trying to target low performers. Is there a way to make the process meaningful, fair and attractive to faculty?

 

New competency-based programs at Lipscomb could be model for liberal arts colleges

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Lipscomb University shows what competency-based education can look like in its blended form, both in-person and at a liberal arts college.

Lipscomb University's assessment center's high stakes approach to competency-based education

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Incoming students in competency-based programs at Lipscomb University spend a long day trying to prove their baseline skills and behavior, with 30 college credits on the line. 

President of the nation's largest community college calls out anti-tax lawmakers

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The president of the country's largest community college called state legislators bullies. Did he go too far?

Part-time professors teach most community college students, report finds

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New report sheds light on the oft-ignored adjunctification of community colleges, which may be a barrier to college completion.

New default rates trip up a community college

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Congress expanded federal student loan default metrics to scrutinize for-profits, but community colleges are worried, too, at least one with good reason.

Community colleges go big with corporate college consortium

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Maricopa joins a growing number of community colleges in finding new revenue by selling job training to large corporations.

Civitas brings completion-oriented big data to community colleges and universities

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Using big data to improve completion rates, and also to give realistic indicators of how both students and instructors are performing. 

National Hispanic U.'s teach-out raises questions about Hispanic student market

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National Hispanic University shutters degree programs in part because of aid program eligibility, but some question whether demand is there for such a specialized university.

Lost credits hold back transfer students, study finds

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Community college students who transfer to a four-year institution have good odds of earning a bachelor's degree, new research finds, unless they lose credits in the transfer process.

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