Two groups want to create new bodies that would review the academic quality of individual online courses or non-college providers.
Lipscomb University shows what competency-based education can look like in its blended form, both in-person and at a liberal arts college.
Incoming students in competency-based programs at Lipscomb University spend a long day trying to prove their baseline skills and behavior, with 30 college credits on the line.
New report sheds light on the oft-ignored adjunctification of community colleges, which may be a barrier to college completion.
Using big data to improve completion rates, and also to give realistic indicators of how both students and instructors are performing.
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.
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.
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.
Politicians in three states want two years of tuition-free community college. Higher education experts welcome the attention, but worry about unintended consequences.
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