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  • Technology

    September 26, 2016

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    From Perfect Storm to Successful Spinoff: How One University Overcame Wide-Ranging Challenges to Create a High-Tech Revenue Source

    University of Maryland University College has taken tech innovation to the next level, spinning off a company that helps other institutions upgrade their technology and analyze data for better outcomes while funneling profits to Maryland students in...

  • Technology

    September 26, 2016

    By the Numbers: Digital Destiny, Differences, and Distraction

    Digital technology’s role at colleges and universities often floats in a zone of subjectivity and contingency.

  • Innovative Practices

    September 26, 2016

    Up Front: Fall 2016

    Raising Pell; Drama over Language; Staying on Track; Farm-to-Student Dining

  • Technology

    September 26, 2016

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    What the Data Are For

    The problem is not having enough data—the challenge is in using data to move the needle on key goals. Leveraging a data-driven student-advising system, Georgia State University has boosted six-year graduation rates by more than 20 percentage points...

  • Innovative Practices

    June 20, 2016

    From Our President: Summer 2016

    ACE President Molly Corbett Broad spotlights innovations and best practices of community colleges that are pacesetters in the field.

  • Budgets and Endowments

    June 20, 2016

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    Best Practices: Funding “Free”

    Across all the many approaches to making community college free, there is one challenge in common: affording it. So the Community College of Philadelphia’s biggest surprise was that some in the local philanthropic community thought the college’s...

  • Accessibility

    June 20, 2016

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    Expanding the Reach—and Definition—of Transfer

    With traditional-age college students now a shrinking minority, policymakers are relying on community colleges to boost transfer rates—including those of place-bound, low-income, and other nontraditional students. The solution? Start offering...

  • Higher Education Policy

    June 20, 2016

    Federal Watch: The Future of Financial Aid

    An exploration of the Pell Grant program.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    June 20, 2016

    Q&A: Getting Past the Cost Conundrum

    In this exclusive Q&A, Rolando Montoya, provost of operations at Miami Dade College, shares best practices for boosting administrative productivity and graduation rates without breaking the bank.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    June 20, 2016

    The Last Word: Summer 2016

    Quips and quotes on higher education.