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  • Access and Success

    September 17, 2014

    Information on New GED Program Available for College Admission Officers

    ​The new GED program launched earlier this year by the GED Testing Service aims to increase the number of Americans prepared for college-level work.

  • Innovative Practices

    September 9, 2014

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    A Traditional, Liberal Arts, Competency-Based Education

    The president of Lipscomb University, a traditional liberal arts campus in Tennessee, details how and why his institution has embraced competency-based education.

  • Innovative Practices

    September 9, 2014

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    Competency-Based Education Is Not the “New MOOC”

    It’s a scenario that will sound very familiar to anyone who remembers the massive open online course (MOOC) exuberance of recent years: Cheered on by both policymakers and funders, an alternative way of delivering postsecondary education emerges...

  • Access and Success

    September 9, 2014

    Infographic: What Competency-Based Education Looks Like

    This infographic brings higher education leaders up to speed with a visual outline of what competency-based higher education is and how it broadens the scope of what higher education can be.

  • Access and Success

    September 9, 2014

    From Our President: Fall 2014

    ACE President Molly Corbett Broad explores the roots and many branches of competency-based learning programs.

  • Access and Success

    September 9, 2014

    By the Numbers: Classroom Optional: What Americans Think About Competency-Based Education

    Data from a recent survey shows that large majorities of the public also support the underlying principles of CBE.

  • September 9, 2014

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    A Question of Competency

    Amid the mounting pressure to produce more graduates at lower costs, interest in competency-based higher education has exploded over the last two years. With encouragement from the U.S. Department of Education and assent from accreditors, both...

  • Access and Success

    June 6, 2014

    Up Front Summer 2014

    A Gap in Skills—or Just Perceptions?; “Stereotype Threat”; Slower Growth; Two Things at the Same Time?

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    June 6, 2014

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    How to Follow a Legend (With Your Own)

    A. Gabriel Esteban, in his first presidency at Seton Hall University (NJ), is also the institution’s first lay president in a generation.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    June 6, 2014

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    How to Leave (A Legacy)

    Ronald A. Crutcher, who is stepping down from the presidency at Wheaton College (MA) after a decade of sterling leadership, passes along five principles that have helped him maximize his effectiveness.