Chief executives / executive directors

Lumina reloads with 10 new short-term attainment goals

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Lumina Foundation sets 10 new degree attainment goals for 2016 while decrying growing racial and ethnic gaps.

Florida law gives students and colleges flexibility on remediation

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New Florida law lets high school graduates decide for themselves -- no testing needed -- whether they are ready for college-level work.

AAUP recommends more communication between faculty and governing boards

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In light of several recent, high-profile cases of poor communication between faculty and governing boards, AAUP advocates for regular interaction between the two groups and more shared governance.

Two-year colleges serve more disadvantaged students with less money

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Community colleges struggle to serve a growing share of disadvantaged students, report finds, while public funding skews toward four-year institutions.

Davidson will keep requirement that president be Presbyterian

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Davidson College board angers faculty members and students by keeping a requirement that the president be a Presbyterian.

California community college chancellor opposes differential tuition

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Two-tier pricing at California community colleges faces longer odds under new chancellor, who says differential tuition clashes with the state's laws and open-access commitment.

Pima Community College's deep accreditation crisis

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A scathing report from a regional accreditor's site team tanks tighter admission standards at Pima Community College and finds a "culture of fear."

Feds give nudge to competency-based education

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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.

California bill to encourage MOOC credit at public colleges

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California lawmaker wants MOOCs and other online providers to help meet student demand, and will encourage -- and some fear force -- public colleges to accept those credits.

Accreditor's new standards raise bar for serving the public

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Higher Learning Commission puts "public good" into regional accreditation while considering probation of the University of Phoenix. Will more for-profits stumble?

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