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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.
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.
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.
Evergreen State College's lone graduation requirement is surprisingly simple -- and surprisingly complex.
New surveys reveal big disparities in how business leaders and the public view higher education and graduates' work force readiness, with some surprising results.
Competency-based education is gaining steam, but questions remain about which forms the U.S. Department of Education will back.
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.
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