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The Presidency

Spring/Summer 2011

On The Cover

John L. Pulley

​Passing the GED test was previously considered by many as the conclusion to their educational career. The GED 21st Century Initiative will not only update the test to better prepare passers for entry into postsecondary education, but also provide a support network to help them get there.

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  • From Endpoint to Starting Point: ACE’s Vision for Updating the GED

    John L. Pulley

    Passing the GED test was previously considered by many as the conclusion to their educational career. The GED 21st Century Initiative will not only update the test to better prepare passers for entry into postsecondary education, but also provide a support network to help get them there.

  • Innovation in Action: Preparing Students for Success

    Donna Randall

    Given the current economic climate, colleges are now being held responsible for how graduates use their degrees. Randall discusses the techniques and programs at several postsecondary institutions in response to this demand.

  • What Will It Take to Improve Student Learning?

    Gary Rhoades

    Students may be adrift when it comes to academics, but consider what that says about their institutions. Gary Rhoades looks at the proposal for future success in the book Academically Adrift, and offers a different opinion.

  • Why Graduation Rates Matter—and Why They Don’t

    Bryan Cook and Terry W. Hartle

    Common sense suggests a graduation rate can be a simple, standard measure that is easy to calculate and easy to interpret. However, as Cook and Hartle show, there's more than just math to consider.

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