Presidents / chancellors

Indian company's skills test for college graduates

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Interest in workplace-readiness tests grows, and some big U.S.-based companies make all applicants in India take an assessment from Aspiring Minds, an Indian firm. 

Competency-based health profession credentials from the University of Texas System

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The University of Texas System wants to create a competency-based pathway for medical sciences that will stretch from high school to medical school.

Obama administration has helped weaken and change the for-profit industry

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The final gainful employment rules have plenty of critics, but it's undeniable that the Obama administration has made a difference with its five-year crackdown on for-profits.

Final gainful employment rules drop loan default rate

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The Education Department releases its long-awaited gainful employment rules, making one key change and drawing complaints from both for-profits and their critics.

Competency-based education arrives at three major public institutions

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Michigan, Purdue and the Wisconsin System give competency-based education a try, but carefully and with targeted new programs.

Bipartisan support for bringing back federal aid for 'ability-to-benefit' students

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Community colleges gain traction in push to reinstate federal aid for students without a high school diploma, less so for bringing back "summer Pell."

Chicago joins Tennessee with tuition-free community college plan

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Momentum and criticism build for tuition-free community college plans, but even some skeptics say scholarships in Tennessee and Chicago could bring in more low-income students.

At William Peace, departing president is criticized by many but loved by the board

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The outgoing president of William Peace University has been criticized by faculty, students and alumnae, but still has the backing of the board. 

Emerging adaptive software puts faculty members in charge of course creation

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Arizona State University professor uses Smart Sparrow, an adaptive learning platform, to create an online science course with his personal vision.

Federal regulators debate how to handle direct assessment programs

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Audit critical of the Education Department's review process for alternative to the credit hour raises questions about direction of federal policy and could discourage some colleges.

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