Purdue U gets into competency-based education with new bachelor's degree

Accreditor approves Purdue's new competency-based bachelor's degree, which blends technical disciplines with the humanities and has a customizable approach designed more for a career than a first job.


Ivy Tech mulls closures amid wide funding gap

Ivy Tech, one of the nation's most acclaimed and centralized community college systems, contemplates wave of campus closures.


Purdue's Mitch Daniels is challenging higher education leadership

Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has an unconventional background for a research university president, but he and Purdue’s board think that is what is needed to address the unconventional issues facing higher education. And he's winning over campus skeptics.


States showing some progress on closing racial equity gaps


States focused on closing racial gaps in college achievement are seeing progress, but more can be done.


Indiana University's 'grand challenge' on practical solutions to environmental change in the state

Indiana University’s new “grand challenge” takes a practical approach by seeking to connect university research on environmental change to the lives and work of people across the conservative state.


Analysis of Indiana’s 15 to Finish finds positive effects

In Indiana, encouraging students to pursue a full credit load is having a positive impact on students when the financial incentive is significant, according to a new analysis.


Groups band together to improve transfer pathways for community college students

Improved transfer pathways from community colleges to four-year institutions may be the best answer to America's college completion woes, say three influential groups that will prod states and colleges on transfer.

Workforce dollars in Indiana are tied to graduation rates that cause trouble for Ivy Tech

Indiana's Ivy Tech Community College is working to hold onto federal workforce development dollars as the state now uses graduation rates as an accountability measure, which the college feels is unfair.


Study finds mix of part-time and full-time enrollment can boost graduation rates

Going to college exclusively full time isn't the best way for adult students who are returning to college to earn an associate degree, new data show.

Mitch Daniels chats up 'fellow disruptees' at for-profit meeting

Mitch Daniels says for-profit colleges are needed, at least ones that offer a quality, cost-effective product -- a standard he applies to the rest of higher education.



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