Ohio

Pearson jumps into community college student recruiting with new Cincinnati State partnership

Community colleges are getting creative with how they handle low enrollment and money problems. A two-year college in Ohio has gone farther than most by hiring education juggernaut Pearson to handle marketing, recruitment and retention of students.

Brit Kirwan on the 'troubling' transformation of college athletics

Brit Kirwan says athletics have spiraled out of control during his 25 years as a university leader, and that he and other presidents have little power to solve the problem.

Exit interview with outgoing University System of Maryland Chancellor Brit Kirwan

After 25 years leading two major universities and a public higher ed system, Brit Kirwan has retired. In an interview, he discusses online education, historically black universities and other key issues.

Sinclair Community College's 15 years of completion projects pay off

Sinclair Community College boosted student completion rates by 75 percent, but to sharpen its focus, the college began cutting some of its more than 100 completion-related projects.

University of Akron offers introductory courses online at 86 percent discount

U of Akron cuts the price of certain general education classes by 86 percent, and boasts that they will be less expensive than those at community colleges. But two-year institutions disagree, and professors say effort is penny-wise and pound-foolish.

Community colleges in Ohio push to regain eligibility for state aid

Community college students still can't get need-based aid from the state, while students at for-profits and other institutions are once again eligible.

Student success centers are poised to spread

New student success centers take the completion agenda to the states, with a faculty-driven feel. More could be on the way. 

Altius releases documents on Ivy Bridge College accreditation fight

Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.

Ohio State president steered state policy for two years thanks to a relationship with the governor

A personal relationship between Governor John Kasich and Ohio State's Gordon Gee has helped shape state higher education policy. Many institutions stand to benefit -- but Ohio State’s potential long-term gains stand out.

Two-year colleges go open source to seek fix for remediation

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.

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