Presidents / chancellors

Civitas brings completion-oriented big data to community colleges and universities

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Using big data to improve completion rates, and also to give realistic indicators of how both students and instructors are performing. 

National Hispanic U.'s teach-out raises questions about Hispanic student market

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National Hispanic University shutters degree programs in part because of aid program eligibility, but some question whether demand is there for such a specialized university.

Lost credits hold back transfer students, study finds

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Community college students who transfer to a four-year institution have good odds of earning a bachelor's degree, new research finds, unless they lose credits in the transfer process.

Details of gainful employment proposal expected Friday

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The White House gives reporters a sneak peek at its final gainful employment proposal, but important details should be released today.

College of Southern Nevada seeks to boost retention by ending late registration

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Ending late registration for courses may help more community college students get to graduation, but it also challenges deeply held views about student access, and can hurt enrollment levels.

Direct assessment and the feds take on competency-based education

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Competency-based education is gaining steam, but questions remain about which forms the U.S. Department of Education will back.

Tying college presidents' wages to the salaries of cooks and janitors

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Activists at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Brandeis University have asked presidents to tie their wages to staff salaries.

University of Maine at Presque Isle drops grades for proficiencies across its curriculums

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The University of Maine at Presque Isle is moving away from grades to competency-style education for all of its academic programs, with an announcement that both drew praise and raised questions.

Reaction to three states' proposals for tuition-free community college

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Politicians in three states want two years of tuition-free community college. Higher education experts welcome the attention, but worry about unintended consequences.

New federal scorecard for veterans

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Federal agency releases new college comparison site for student veterans and data about where they are enrolled, earning praise from both for-profit colleges and their critics.

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