New study suggests that the reasons students seek a higher education can have a big impact on their grades and likelihood of staying enrolled.
Possible end game for competency-based education emerges with five new "direct assessment" programs, as foundations and experts discuss how to ensure academic quality.
Nebraska's Midland University finds success with a "three strikes" attendance policy.
Survey of executives suggests that companies are more concerned with graduates' broad skills than their field of study.
The U.S. Department of Education encourages colleges and accreditors to move forward on competency-based education programs that don't rely on the credit hour.
Carnegie Foundation's remedial math redesign shows big gains but no simple answers to one of higher education's toughest challenges.
Western Governors U. and others continue to expand competency-based education amid excitement (and confusion) about President Obama's praise of the approach.
Higher education's most powerful association throws its weight behind "disruptions" to the industry. Can the establishment help lead the revolution?
Long Beach City College and South Texas College work with local high schools to prevent students from falling into the quagmire of remedial courses, and placement tests aren't the answer.
College leaders need to get involved in the disruption debate and do more to help adult students, finds a "mainfesto" issued on the American Council on Education's letterhead.
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