Chicago community college quickly improves completion rates

Kennedy-King College in Chicago increased completion rates by 50 percent in five years, earning a new Aspen Institute award for the community college, which enrolls mostly low-income and minority students.

Report finds U.S. millennial generation faring poorly educationally compared to those of OECD nations

New international study compares young adults in U.S. with those of other O.E.C.D. nations -- and the results won't cheer Americans.

Faculty members at Alamo Colleges say they're not consulted on curricular decisions


Less than a year after Alamo Colleges professors objected to their chancellor's plan to require a course in part on the '7 Habits,' they cite new concerns about shared governance, including a move to abolish program-based associate degrees.

Higher education urged to play more of a role in Common Core

Colleges and universities need to get involved in the the rollout of the Common Core curriculum, argues a new paper from the New America Foundation.


At Southern Vermont College, a chance for students to self-publish

A Vermont college's new curricular venture enables students to self-publish books -- a project officials hope will aid a largely first-generation student body and give humanities students a "deliverable" for the future.

Americans may take nuanced view of higher ed reforms

Do Americans have a more nuanced view of higher ed reform than the politicians they elect? Perhaps, says a new survey.

Stanford will start new joint computer science programs


New Stanford programs aim to give computer science students a boost -- by adding arts and humanities.

Colleges look to 'pathways' to enhance general education

Administrators make the case for general education pathways at conference session.

College of Idaho relies on minors to promote general education

A liberal arts college in Idaho is trying a new approach to ensure depth as well as breadth in the student experience.


Historians discuss challenges of general education

At gathering of historians, professors like the idea of talking about their discipline's role in the curriculum, but fear too much regulation.


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