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May 29, 2015
After seeing its majors drop, Stanford's political science department overhauls the undergraduate major, focusing less on specialization and more on issues students care about. Could other departments be next?

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November 19, 2013

Western Governors University teams up with 11 community colleges to create new competency-based programs.

 

September 25, 2013

Texas community colleges create stackable credentials for jobs in booming oil and gas industry, so students can leave when hired and return later.

July 19, 2013

Community colleges use open-source, MOOC-style content as study guides for remedial courses, and some are choosing homegrown content over courses from MOOC providers.

June 17, 2013

Community colleges often require more than 60 credits for associate degrees, which could be a barrier to graduation for some students.

May 28, 2013

Segregation in higher education remains largely ignored, but two new studies show increasing concentrations of disadvantaged students at community colleges can affect completion rates.

May 24, 2013

Stanford pledges to pay for a master's in education for humanities Ph.D.s who want to become high school teachers.

May 14, 2013

Community colleges are using $1.5 billion from Labor Department to shift gears, by sharpening career focus and creating stackable credentials built on industry competencies.

April 26, 2013

Community college students prefer face-to-face courses over online ones in certain subjects and when they think a course is important, challenging or interesting, a study finds.

February 15, 2013

New investor-backed company teams up with public two-year colleges to create honors programs designed to attract top students and help them transfer.

February 5, 2013

As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."

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