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.
Final IRS rules on employers' responsibility for health insurance requires colleges to credit adjuncts with 2.25 hours of work for each hour they teach; rules don't exempt student employees.
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.
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.
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Ed has already cut academic programs and staff members; now it has to cut more programs and professors.
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.
Most community college students take a break from college on the way to earning a four-year degree, but few make it there if they "stop out" more than once.
New study shows employment of part-time faculty doesn't impact student success positively or negatively at community colleges, while institution size and location do.
Congress starts getting specific about higher education policy changes, with calls for deregulation and the expansion of competency-based education.
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.
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