Almost half of students enrolled in public colleges attend two-year institutions, whose role in expanding access to higher education continues to increase even as financial support for the institutions fails to keep up with student demand. Not all community college students start out with the goal of earning a bachelor's degree, but even for those who do, the path is laden with obstacles.
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University of Illinois proposes seeking independent accreditation for its underperforming Global Campus unit in effort to gain flexibility and expand offerings.
September 26, 2008
Congressional panel examines obstacles to registration and other legal issues affecting college students who want to vote in national elections.
September 23, 2008
It looks like students can be open-minded after all: When provided with the option to view lectures online, rather than just in person, a full 82 percent of undergraduates kindly offered that they'd be willing to entertain an alternative to showing up to class and paying attention in real time. A new study released today suggests not only a willingness but a "clear preference" among undergraduates for "lecture capture," the technology that records, streams and stores what happens in the classroom for concurrent or later viewing.
September 23, 2008
Students and administrators at Johns Hopkins University start to reconsider its policy of "covering" -- or not reporting -- how freshmen perform.
September 19, 2008
A new Web site brings social networking and ad revenues to the traditional note-taking service, but the model could raise copyright issues.
September 17, 2008
President’s advisory panel on science and technology hears suggestion that there is no shortage, just an expected cycle.
September 10, 2008
Supreme Court justice urges educators to respect their mission -- and also reflects on his early days, desegregation and affirmative action.
September 9, 2008
Government contractors and educators discuss how to integrate minority-serving institutions into the supply chain.
September 5, 2008
It's not just Barack Obama's campaign that's taking advantage of energetic young activists and social networking technologies. A peek at the Republican college movement.