Presidents / chancellors

Early glimpse at student achievement at College for America, a competency-based degree provider

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Southern New Hampshire U's College for America releases a promising early snapshot of the general-education learning and skills of students who are enrolled in a new form of competency-based education.

New presidents or provosts: Armstrong Cecil Colgate Cuyahoga Daytona Hamline Marymount Michigan Tech Pacific Oaks Sierra

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  • Mary Way Bolt, vice president for academic programs at Cecil College, in Maryland, has been promoted to president there.
  • Patricia Breen, provost at Pacific Oaks College & Children's School, has been promoted to president there.

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Wed, 11/18/2015

Foundation proposes a national transfer pathway partnership

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Edvance Foundation calls for a national college transfer partnership to improve graduation rates and access to four-year institutions.

New presidents or provosts: Alaska Lowell Monroe Olivet Ozarka Plains Sheffield South Carolina WVU Tech

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  • Nigel Clark, the George B. Berry Chair of Engineering and professor at West Virginia University's Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Sciences, has been named provost of WVU Institute of Technology and Tech and WVU's Beckley campus.

Land-grant university group backs adaptive learning with new grant project

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A public university group is backing adaptive learning, with grants to encourage universities to use the personalized digital courseware across multiple introductory courses.

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Date Announced: 
Thu, 11/12/2015

Groups release principles for improving remedial education

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National organizations and states partner to develop a set of principles to guide reform efforts on remedial education.

New presidents or provosts: Baker Bryant Cornell ECU Hostos Michigan Tech Peace Red River Regents Saskatchewan

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  • Francis J. Felser, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Bryant & Stratton College, in New York, has been promoted to president and chief executive officer there.

Milwaukee technical college board under fire for lack of minority representation

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At Milwaukee Area Technical College, some students, faculty and community members feel the new, pro-business appointment process to the institution's board disenfranchises minorities.

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