03 mars 2015

America's High-Risk, High-Reward Higher Education System

By Andrew Kelly. Last month, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) added to a familiar refrain, releasing a new report on how American Millennials lag behind their peers in other countries on measures of literacy, numeracy, and “problem-solving in technology rich environments.” Using data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), the authors showed that American Millennials ranked at the bottom in both numeracy and problem-solving. More...

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02 mars 2015

Growing Non-Credit Programming: Central to Institutional Success

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Colleges and universities across the United States are scrambling to find new revenue streams and marketplaces that can help to offset the losses caused by declining traditional student populations and increasing competition. One marketplace to which many institutions pay limited attention is non-credit education, which provides practical, responsive and non-degree-based programming to a wide range of students. More...

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America’s College Promise: How Free Access Will Impact College Infrastructure

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. In early 2015, President Barack Obama gave a speech expressing his desire to take the Tennessee Promise project nationwide with America’s College Promise, a proposal that would grant free access to community colleges. The proposal has met with a great deal of excitement, and most of the discussion around America’s College Promise has been centered on the potential impact on the economy, the willingness of states to collaborate and the feasibility at a federal level. More...

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Two-Year Degrees at a Four-Year University: Getting the Lay of the Land

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Colleges and universities are constantly looking for ways to enrich their portfolio of offerings. The push from community college systems across the United States to offer bachelor degrees has created a stir across the industry. A transformation that is happening more quietly is that a growing number of four-year universities are offering associate degree programs. More...

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Alternate Ledes for CUNY Study on Raising Graduation Rates

By . Last week MDRC released a study on the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) with near breathless terms. More...

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How Cornell is training the next engineering generation-for free

eCampus NewsBy . Through the SimCafe wiki, which was developed in part with National Science Foundation support, students at Cornell and elsewhere are preparing themselves for success by learning to use–for free–the same tools utilized by thousands of engineers in virtually every industry. ANSYS donated the simulation software for the development of the site. More...

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5 steps to help CBE topple the credit hour

eCampus NewsBy . Yet, a new report released by Tyton Partners in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, titled “Evidence of Learning: The Case for an Integrated Competency Management System” proposes an integrated and transparent competency management framework. More...

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How is Obama’s plan affecting community college practice?

eCampus NewsBy Rebecca Lundberg. President Obama’s proposed “free community college” plan sounds great in theory, but how does this proposal affect community colleges? Will key characteristics like mission, administrative duties, and even curriculum, need to change. More...

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“Sloppy” red tape requirements costing universities millions

eCampus NewsBy . According to a new report released by college and university leadership, government red tape requirements are costing colleges and universities not only millions in administrative tasks, but depriving students of lower tuition costs and hindering university research and innovation. More...

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01 mars 2015

Supporting first-gen college students

University Business LogoBy Ioanna Opidee. Thirty percent of higher ed students today are the first in their family to attend college, while 24 percent—4.5 million—are both first-generation and low-income. More...

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