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Fostering A Culture Of Success Requires An Overhaul

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Ensuring a college is serving its students well while meeting the demands of an exponentially changing landscape requires leadership able to articulate a strong vision and implement organizational redesign. Cheryl Roberts, president of Chemeketa Community College in Oregon, is working on creating a leadership environment and structuring a planning process conducive to …

Taking The Direct Path

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Scores of colleges are gearing up to offer new competency-based degrees. But some college leaders are confused about whether the U.S. Department of Education remains supportive of a new form of competency-based education that does not rely on the credit hour standard. This approach is called direct assessment — as in directly …

C Is For College Rating System

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Analogies abound for the Obama administration’s forthcoming college rating system. Will it be a Consumer Reports for colleges? Or a Good Housekeeping seal of approval? The Department of Education says it doesn’t know what the ratings will look like, although they’re expected to be unveiled this spring. Those are just a few …

U.S. Teenagers Spurn Working As School Takes Priority

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Unemployment among 16-to-19-year-olds stands at more than three times the rate for all workers. At the same time, more teens are forsaking paid positions to concentrate on getting into college.

Just one in three teens in the U.S. worked or looked for a job in January, a record-low since 1948 when the Labor …

Renewed Push To Let Community Colleges Award Bachelor’s Degrees

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When Michigan granted community colleges the authority to confer baccalaureate degrees a year ago, it became the 21st state to do so. An effort is under way to make California No. 22. Senate Bill 850 by Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, would create an eight-year pilot program allowing each of the state’s …

AACC Study Highlights Economic ROI In Community Colleges

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A new report from the American Association of Community Colleges shows the impact public two-year colleges have on the national economy and their ROI by their key stakeholders — students, taxpayers and society. On a national scale, the net total impact of community colleges on the U.S. economy in 2012 alone was …

Tough Love For Accreditation

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Everyone from politicians to provosts seems to have an opinion on how to “fix” accreditation these days. That’s because the wonky accreditor plays a big role in shaping emerging models of higher education and how they are funded.

Paul L. Gaston knows the accreditation process inside and out. A Trustees Professor at Kent …

Tough Love For Accreditation

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Everyone from politicians to provosts seems to have an opinion on how to “fix” accreditation these days. That’s because the wonky accreditor plays a big role in shaping emerging models of higher education and how they are funded.

Paul L. Gaston knows the accreditation process inside and out. A Trustees Professor at Kent …

A Businessman Leads A University With Incentives In Mind

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James M. Danko, president of Butler University, spent two decades in the business world before going into higher education. In a recent conversation, he talked about how higher education could be entrepreneurial, innovative, open to change, and better at conveying the value of its "product" to students and parents.

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College Degree Programs For Inmates

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to fund college classes in New York prisons, saying a degree will reduce the likelihood an inmate will return to crime when released. The program will offer associate and bachelor degrees at 10 prisons, one in each region of the state. Cuomo did not say …

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