Academic administration

Boot-camp sector keeps growing while influencing traditional higher education

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Skills boot camps continue to grow and diversify despite wave of consolidation, while traditional higher education increasingly absorbs aspects of the short-term training model.

2018 In-and-Out List

A look at what happened in 2017 and what’s to come in 2018 with Inside Higher Ed’s sixth annual in-and-out list.

City Colleges of Chicago faces scrutiny over completion rate gains

A nonpartisan watchdog group is questioning whether City Colleges of Chicago is misleading the public with proclamations of dramatic graduation rate increases.

Cengage offers new OER-based product for general education courses

Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses.

Dartmouth College weighs substantially growing undergraduate population

College considers increasing undergraduate levels by 10 percent to 25 percent -- but still identifying as a small college. Despite a $112 million 2016 operating deficit, administrators say the move wouldn’t be about bringing in more money.

For-profits seek legislative overhaul of gainful employment as bureaucratic review unfolds

Biggest for-profit college trade group isn't waiting for favorable outcome from Department of Education's rule-making process.

Unusual approach to tuition assistance for McDonald's employees

McDonald’s brings a flexible approach and free career and college advising to its tuition assistance program, which is aimed in part at keeping employees on the job longer.

Increasing share of good-paying jobs go to college graduates

Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential.

Texas Legislature requires colleges to use popular reform approach to remedial education

State requires a change to remedial education that’s based on an increasingly popular reform concept.

Support builds for expanding Pell eligibility to short-term certificates

Bipartisan support builds for expanding Pell Grant eligibility to short-term certificates, although some experts worry about quality control and funding.

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