WICHE transfer passport is based on proficiency rather than credits

A multistate transfer agreement is based on proficiency rather than course credits, which might open the door further for models that do not rely on seat time.

Maryland's ambitious college completion law gets rolling

Maryland goes big with a college completion law, and some community college leaders say they like its comprehensiveness.

Court grants temporary reprieve to City College of San Francisco

A California court blocks an accreditor from shuttering City College of San Francisco, at least until a lawsuit filed by the city attorney goes to trial.

Major 2-year colleges and selective 4-year institutions create national transfer network

American Honors, a venture capital-funded effort to help students transfer from two-year-college honors programs to selective universities, grows to four community colleges and 27 four-year institutions.

Obama administration asks colleges to set goals on lower-income student success

Nelson Mandela's death puts on hold caucus for college leaders to talk about lower-income student success, for which they have been asked to set specific goals.

Alabama community college transfer office is broke

Alabama's community college transfer website is a national example of how to help students transfer more efficiently, so why is the office that runs it on life support?

Controversy and important questions around UConn's proposal to limit outside credits

UConn's stalled proposal to limit outside credits earned by non-transfer students generates controversy and may be a sign of future tussles to come over "unbundled" degrees.

Students are unlikely to graduate if they stop out more than once, study finds

Most community college students take a break from college on the way to earning a four-year degree, but few make it there if they "stop out" more than once.

Feds release tighter proposed language for gainful employment rules

Education Department proposes perhaps its strictest proposed language on the rules so far, a week before negotiators get back to business.

Impact of 2013 elections on higher education

Colleges celebrate passage of several bond measures. Virginia voters reject gubernatorial candidate who frequently clashed with academe. New York City's new mayor has pledged a focus on CUNY.


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