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Jones, Stan – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Due to extensive research, we now know that in spite of extraordinary success in expanding access to American higher education over the last 60 years, far too little has been done to ensure that students complete college, even when they take 50 percent more time to complete the degree than full-time attendance should require. Obstacles to success…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduation, Educational Attainment, Higher Education
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Nodine, Thad; Johnstone, Sally M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Competency-based education (CBE) refers to online and hybrid courses and programs that offer credit or degrees based on evidence of student learning, or competencies, rather than on the amount of time spent in a course. Students work at their own pace, receive personalized academic support, and demonstrate mastery as they progress through their…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Instructional Leadership, Individualized Instruction, Community Colleges
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McCormick, Alexander C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2010
In this article, the author examines various forms of public reporting of student engagement information. Some are controlled by third parties and others by the institutions themselves. He looks at four third-party efforts: (1) the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE); (2) the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA); (3)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutions, Educational Finance, Student Experience
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Burdman, Pamela – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
For nearly 50 years, California's higher education system has been shaped by the tripartite division of the vaunted Master Plan. The 1960 document's bold vision of access and quality safeguarded a system of selective research universities (the University of California) and provided baccalaureate education through less-selective campuses (the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Needs, Research Universities, Public Policy
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Handel, Stephen J. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
When representatives from community colleges and selective four-year institutions gather, there is no greater flashpoint than the topic of part-time enrollment. This issue--that students coming from an institution comprising mostly part-time students should be enabled to transfer to selective four-year institutions in which full-time enrollment is…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Low Income Groups, Student Diversity, Higher Education