Texas's LeTourneau University is among 14 colleges and universities in the nation to be selected for a new competency-based education degree program. The initiative will allow students to obtain degrees not only based on credit hours, but also based on skills and competencies they have learned.
Forty percent of Australians ages 25 to 34 whose parents did not earn a degree have themselves graduated from college. In the U.S., the figure is just 14%. Here’s how the Lucky Country became a leader for social mobility among developed nations
Open textbooks are catching on among educators and institutions looking to save students money. A 2014 study by The Student Public Interest Research Groups, which advocates for open textbooks, found that textbook costs are deterring students from purchasing assigned materials and impacting their course selection—and schools are starting to take notice.
There is no panacea for reforming higher education, but the CLA+ exam has potential to be a very useful step. The CLA+ is a 90-minute standardized exit exam developed by the Council for Aid to Education measuring critical thinking, analytic reasoning, problem solving, and written communication skills.
TERMINALFOUR announces it is delivering a digital engagement and web content management platform to Houston Community College, which is transforming the college's online presence. HCC is aiming to reach its highest retention and recruitment rates, both internationally and domestically, and its online strategy is playing an integral role in achieving this.
But after the men’s basketball team made it to the final game at the NCAA tournament last spring, the surge in interest in Butler that followed required Weede to rethink the strategy for admitting students for fall 2011’s incoming class.
Imagine a giant database filled with every Hoosier student's elementary and high school achievement test scores, SAT scores, college degrees and eventually job and salary history. State officials are preparing to build it.
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