Academic administration

2018 In-and-Out List

A look at what happened in 2017 and what’s to come in 2018 with Inside Higher Ed’s sixth annual in-and-out list.

City Colleges of Chicago faces scrutiny over completion rate gains

A nonpartisan watchdog group is questioning whether City Colleges of Chicago is misleading the public with proclamations of dramatic graduation rate increases.

Cengage offers new OER-based product for general education courses

Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses.

Dartmouth College weighs substantially growing undergraduate population

College considers increasing undergraduate levels by 10 percent to 25 percent -- but still identifying as a small college. Despite a $112 million 2016 operating deficit, administrators say the move wouldn’t be about bringing in more money.

For-profits seek legislative overhaul of gainful employment as bureaucratic review unfolds

Biggest for-profit college trade group isn't waiting for favorable outcome from Department of Education's rule-making process.

Unusual approach to tuition assistance for McDonald's employees

McDonald’s brings a flexible approach and free career and college advising to its tuition assistance program, which is aimed in part at keeping employees on the job longer.

Increasing share of good-paying jobs go to college graduates

Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential.

Texas Legislature requires colleges to use popular reform approach to remedial education

State requires a change to remedial education that’s based on an increasingly popular reform concept.

Support builds for expanding Pell eligibility to short-term certificates

Bipartisan support builds for expanding Pell Grant eligibility to short-term certificates, although some experts worry about quality control and funding.

California community colleges seek to rebrand CTE as state kicks in new money

California’s community colleges seek to rebrand career and technical education amid a broad state push that includes $200 million more in annual funding.

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