Presidents / chancellors

WICHE transfer passport is based on proficiency rather than credits

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A multistate transfer agreement is based on proficiency rather than course credits, which might open the door further for models that do not rely on seat time.

UC Davis's groundbreaking digital badge system for new sustainable agriculture program

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A digital badging project at UC Davis is drawing notice, but the innovation looks more like competency-based education than a form of alternative credentials.

Court grants temporary reprieve to City College of San Francisco

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A California court blocks an accreditor from shuttering City College of San Francisco, at least until a lawsuit filed by the city attorney goes to trial.

2014 in and out list for higher education

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A look at the trends, people and terms that shaped 2013, with predictions about the year to come.

Lumina-funded group seeks to lead conversation on competency-based education

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Lumina Foundation creates group of colleges working on competency-based degrees, with goals of defining what works and what, exactly, competency-based education should be.

Gordon Gee, star college president, is back

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Gordon Gee, among the most visible and certainly the most prolific of college presidents, is coming out of retirement to go back to where he began.

Obama administration asks colleges to set goals on lower-income student success

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Nelson Mandela's death puts on hold caucus for college leaders to talk about lower-income student success, for which they have been asked to set specific goals.

Alabama community college transfer office is broke

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Alabama's community college transfer website is a national example of how to help students transfer more efficiently, so why is the office that runs it on life support?

Controversy and important questions around UConn's proposal to limit outside credits

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UConn's stalled proposal to limit outside credits earned by non-transfer students generates controversy and may be a sign of future tussles to come over "unbundled" degrees.

Eastern Mennonite U. will review policy on hiring gay faculty

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Eastern Mennonite U. -- in a move that is highly unusual for members of a Christian college group -- will reconsider its ban on employing faculty members in same-sex relationships.

 

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