November 10, 2004
This publication describes the major characteristics of American higher education and important issues that challenge it, linking back as appropriate to essential philosophical underpinnings of American higher education history.
An Overview of Higher Education in the United States: Diversity, Access, and the Role of the Marketplace
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January 11, 2016
A Question of Competency; See What Happens; More to Come; Breaking It Down
September 17, 2015
Everyone agrees that the United States must significantly ramp up the proportion of students who graduate from college—the only question is how. A look at best practices and promising solutions.
Attainment isn’t something that just happens on a stage with gowns and embossed pieces of paper. It’s made out of individual one-on-one intensive academic counseling sessions. It’s built out of summer days spent acclimating to the rigor of postsecondary academic work. It’s about enrolling a diverse class of young students from a wide variety of backgrounds and making it our priority to support them every step of the way to graduation day.
Two years ago, Georgia Regents University faced a daunting attainment problem: Its six-year graduation rate was just over 25 percent. Two years later, that rate has jumped by about 7 percentage points, and it’s still climbing.
Given the plethora of issues that compete for the president’s attention, what three things must a president know about collecting and using evidence of student learning?