Community Colleges and Student Success: Models for Comprehensive Reform
Thomas Bailey discusses scaling up college completion efforts and “articulates a comprehensive change model that includes a focus on measurable student success, an intentional and cohesive package of programmatic components, and a culture of evidence.”
Big Hopes, Scant Evidence
While big-data analytics has the potential to help institutions improve in the way they operate and serve students, there has not been overwhelming evidence of this happening. One issue is, the author argues, that college leaders need to understand that simply acquiring expensive data analytics tools does not lead to sustainable improvement. The quality of the data collected and knowing how to use results also matter.
4 Major Changes Our Colleges Should Undergo Right Now
The structure of higher education has been evolving based on technological innovations and the needs of both students and employers. However, faculty and staff at Southern New Hampshire University believe there are more changes that still need to be made including delivery of general education courses and considering alternatives to the credit hour or “seat time” standard.
Seeking Better Student Outcomes? Start With Improving Instructional Quality
The author uses Rutgers University’s Newark campus as an example of how a commitment to teaching excellence can lead to improved student outcomes. This article expands on the findings from an ACE white paper, Unpacking Relationships: Instruction and Student Outcomes, written by NILOA director Natasha Jankowski.
Dethroning Enrollment to Put Learning First
Campus Technology interviewed Sandy Shugart, President of Valencia College, to discuss the innovations taking place at Valencia which has brought various prizes/recognitions to the institution.