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ERIC Number: ED524012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education Reform: Next-Generation Models to Increase Success and Control Costs. The Progress of Education Reform. Volume 12, Number 4
Vandal, Bruce
Education Commission of the States (NJ3)
As states seek to significantly increase college completion rates in a time of declining public resources, the fear is that the traditional model of higher education is no longer affordable or appropriate for the increasingly diverse marketplace of students who seek a college credential to improve their prospects in an increasingly competitive job market. Consequently, policymakers are examining different models that reduce the time students require to earn a degree. This issue of "The Progress of Education Reform" looks at recent research in the areas of assessing student learning, the use of technology in instruction, and models for providing the academic and social support students need to stay on track and earn a postsecondary credential. Questions examined include: (1) Are there ways to accelerate degree completion by assessing and awarding credit for the knowledge students bring to higher education?; (2) Does online education positively or negatively impact student success?; and (3) How can institutions innovatively provide just-in-time supports that keep students on track and reduce their time to degree? (Contains 8 resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: GE Foundation
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States