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  • ACE2016 - The ACE Annual Meeting

    March 13, 2016

    Institutional Transformation awardees

    Fayetteville State University and Newbury College Receive ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation

    The awards were presented at ACE2016 and were accepted by Fayetteville State University Chancellor James A. Anderson and Newbury College President Joseph L. Chillo on behalf of their respective institutions.

  • Racial/Ethnic Minority Students

    January 11, 2016


    Beyond the Numbers: The Benefits of a Comprehensive Approach to Diversity

    Graduation rates among underrepresented minority students at the University of Maryland, College Park are among the highest in the nation, but it didn’t happen overnight.

  • Students

    January 11, 2016

    The Last Word: Winter 2016

    Quips and quotes on higher education.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    January 11, 2016

    Up Front: Winter 2016

    A Question of Competency; See What Happens; More to Come; Breaking It Down

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015

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    Getting It Done: How Colleges and Universities Are Successfully Boosting Attainment Rates

    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.

  • Credit for Prior Learning

    September 17, 2015

    Alternate Pathways to Degree Attainment

    Post-traditional students are crucial to boosting attainment rates, but they require different approaches than traditional-age students.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015

    Webster University students with President Stroble

    Attainment = Retention

    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...

  • Innovative Practices

    September 17, 2015

    graduate in cap and gown

    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


    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

    perspective with arrow

    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?