Category Archives: Higher Education Policy Reform

Changing How We Measure College Completion

June 24, 2013

Today six higher ed associations have announced their endorsement of a system called the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), which is meant to track completion rates more precisely. The current federal methodology doesn’t work for a significant portion of higher-education – … Continue reading

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An issue of highest (educational) importance

June 5, 2013

We’ve talked a lot on this blog about competency-based learning and the Higher Learning Commission’s approval of Capella University’s first two programs under a “direct assessment” model. Here’s an excellent piece from Capella’s President Scott Kinney in today’s USA Today … Continue reading

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This Week’s Top Stories in Higher Ed

February 14, 2013

President Obama’s State of the Union Address catapulted several instrumental discussions this week in higher ed. Here are a few articles to add to your reading list: Chronicle of Higher Education: Obama’s accreditation proposals surprise higher-education leaders Inside Higher Ed: … Continue reading

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The “College Scorecard” gets an incomplete grade

February 13, 2013

During last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama announced that the Department of Education’s College Scorecard would be made available this morning. If you’re not familiar, this consumer information piece has been in the works for over a … Continue reading

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Important Findings in new Gallup Poll

February 5, 2013

In my previous job working for a U.S. Senator from Nebraska, I got to know the Gallup organization well. They are a great Nebraska company and a global leader in research and analytics. The Gallup World Poll should be required … Continue reading

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