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  • Higher Education Act

    September 9, 2014

    Federal Watch: Higher Education Act Reauthorization Starts Down the Road Less Taken

    Federal Watch: Higher Education Act Reauthorization Starts Down the Road Less Taken

  • September 9, 2014

    time and money

    Time and Money: How Financial Aid Fits into the CBE Equation

    This online exclusive discusses the implications of competency-based education on the federal Title IV student financial assistance program.

  • 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...

  • Law and the Courts

    March 10, 2014

    Legal Watch: Lean On Me: Using Your General Counsel Effectively

    The ACE general counsel discusses the position of university council as a key leader on campus for a wide range of issues, who should be brought in early and often to address the legal needs of the campus community.

  • Government Regulation

    December 15, 2013

    President Obama

    Rating Obama's Ratings Plan

    As President Obama's plan to rate insitutions slowly wends its way toward reality, college and university presidents are bracing for impact.

  • Access and Success

    December 15, 2013

    Up Front Winter 2014

    Fading From the American Dream; Catch-22?; E-what?; Presidents and Professors Actually Agree

  • Accreditation and Standards

    December 15, 2013

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    Exploding Myths

    Too strict. Too lax. Too transparent, and not transparent enough. Regional accreditation, long an overlooked corner of postsecondary policy, has become the Rodney Dangerfield of higher education.

  • Government Regulation

    December 15, 2013

    Federal Watch: A Different HEA? Before Congress Reauthorizes, It Should Rethink.

    ACE's Terry W. Hartle discusses the interconnected relationship between the Department of Education, states, and accreditors.

  • Global Higher Education

    December 15, 2013

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    Going Global

    What can we learn from an assessment designed to measure the skills and knowledge of students all over the world? (Actually, that's a good question.)

  • Accreditation and Standards

    December 15, 2013

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    Higher Education's Higher Accountability

    Amid a recent spate of federal and state efforts to directly regulate higher education, accountability has gotten a bad reputation in academe. But colleges and universities already have a long history of effectively holding themselves to account.