Competency-based education is all the rage, except that no college has yet to go all-in. Panel discusses why, with Education Department official promising that feds won't stand in the way.
Learning Outcomes Measures
Newton's First Law of Motion – that momentum matters -- has lessons for those who seek to improve student college completion, writes Vincent Tinto.
Despite conventional wisdom, Western Governors U. did not earn approval to award federal aid by directly assessing how much students learned. It ties student outcomes to the credit hour (though not to seat time).
Texas technical colleges want to link 45 percent of their operating budget to the employment success of graduates.
The Education Department plans to change widely disparaged federal definition of completion rate to include transfers and nontraditional students.
Massachusetts is believed to be the first state system to mandate civic engagement measurement.
In first effort of its kind in the U.S., a discipline works to define what graduates of its programs should be able to do -- from associate degree through the Ph.D.
GPAs of male students drop when teams have more on-field success, study finds; partying the likely cause.
Citing severe state budget woes, community college leaders are pessimistic about the feasibility of the push to graduate more students, survey finds.
Report finds that use of standardized measure of student learning drove curricular innovations at consortium of private colleges -- but produced little (so far) in measurable improvement.