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  • Innovative Practices

    September 17, 2015

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    Getting It Together

    As a tool for boosting retention and graduation rates, academic counseling isn’t new. But as more underrepresented and under-resourced students enter the postsecondary system, institutions that serve particularly high percentages of these students...

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015

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    How to Graduate on Time

    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.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015

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    Perspective: Three Things Presidents Need to Know About Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

    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?

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015

    From Our President: Fall 2015

    ACE President Molly Corbett Broad discusses best practices for improving retainment and attainment.

  • Faculty Issues

    September 14, 2015

    Retirement Transitions Conference to Focus on Issues Facing Aging Faculty and Their Institutions

    Registration is now open for Sharing the Knowledge: Navigating Retirement Transitions, a two-day meeting that will focus on issues facing aging faculty cohorts as they approach and progress to retirement.

  • College and Career Readiness

    March 19, 2015

    Data Wise: A Liberal Arts College’s Commitment to Outcomes Transparency

    St. Olaf College (MN)—the first liberal arts institution to receive the Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes—believes sharing student outcomes is imperative.

  • College and Career Readiness

    March 19, 2015

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    How to Explode a Myth: Reshaping the Conversation About the Liberal Arts

    If you think “liberal arts graduate” is a synonym for “unemployable,” you haven’t been paying attention.

  • College and Career Readiness

    March 19, 2015

    Knowledge is Power

    In the case of higher education, consumers are not getting the information they need to make informed choices.

  • College and Career Readiness

    March 19, 2015

    Q&A: Letting Outcomes Come Out

    It’s clear that institutions should collect and highlight their outcomes—in students’ lives, in groundbreaking new knowledge, and in local and state economies. But it’s not always clear how best to do that.

  • College and Career Readiness

    March 19, 2015

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    Student Outcomes

    Contrary to misconceptions, colleges and universities know more than ever about how well their graduates’ degrees have prepared them for life.