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Mary Fulton

Completion-Focused Financial Aid - 0 views

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    Article describes effort by Gates Foundation and HCM Strategists to use student financial aid to provide incentives to help students attain a high-value credential. (Inside Higher Ed, 08/07/12)
Mary Fulton

Valuable Learning or "Spinning Their Wheels"? Understanding Excess Credits Earned by Co... - 0 views

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    The paper finds that excess credits accounted for about 12% of all college-level credits earned by students who completed a degree, with substantial variation in different programs. Discusses possible reasons contributing to excess credits and offers ways to assess the extent and nature of excess credits for their students. (Community College Research Center, April 2012)
Mary Fulton

Degree Completion Beyond Institutional Borders:Responding to the New Reality of Mobile ... - 0 views

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    Describe four mechanisms that allow students to convert or exchange their college credits and prior learning assessment for academic credit. These include: articulation agreements; prior learning assessments; services to support transfer and prior learning; competency-based programs. Offers recommendations for policymakers.
Mary Fulton

Latino College Completion in 50 States - 0 views

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    Includes fact sheets detailing the current status of college completion among Latinos in each state. Each fact sheet includes state-level data on the population, representation among K-12 students, educational attainment of adults, multiple measures of equity gaps in degree attainment, and examples of promising practices for improving Latino college completion. (Excelencia in Education, April 2012)
Mary Fulton

Assessment of Opportunities and Models for Adults to Complete the Baccalaureate Degree ... - 0 views

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    Examines issues related to and makes recommendations to increase degree and credential attainment by Virginia's working-age adults (age 25-64), and to tailor programs to more effectively serve these non-traditional students. (State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, April 2012). Also see Report Summary.
    http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/ALBookletFinal.pdf?from
Mary Fulton

A Stronger Nation through Higher Education - 0 views

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    Measures progress toward Lumina Foundation's goal to increase the percentage of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025. Includes completion rates for individual states and for the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Suggests steps to reach the 2025 goal. (Lumina Foundation for Education, March 2012)
Mary Fulton

Serving Students, Serving California: Updating the California Community Colleges to Mee... - 0 views

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    Urges policymakers to focus the mission of community colleges in three core areas: basic skills education, career technical education and preparation for transfer to four-year universities. The Commission called for shifting adult basic education from the state education department to the community college system, and for giving more authority to the chancellor to oversee the campuses. (Little Hoover Commission, February 2012) Link to executive summary:
    http://www.lhc.ca.gov/studies/210/Executive%20Summary.pdf
Mary Fulton

On the Road to Success: How States Collaborate and Use Data to Improve Student Outcomes - 0 views

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    Presents the next step taken by the Cross-State Data Work Group: a comparative analysis of a comprehensive set of intermediate milestones and final measures of success that practitioners and policymakers can use to rethink and remake their approaches to increasing student achievement.(Jobs for the Future, February 2012)
Mary Fulton

Pathways to Success: Integrating Learning with Life and Work to Increase National Colle... - 0 views

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    Highlights the challenges nontraditional students face to completing college credentials, best practices from states and colleges, and ideas of how the federal government could help, particularly by improving data collection and financial aid. (Advisory Committee on Student Financial Aid Assistance, February 2012)
Mary Fulton

Completion by Design State Policy Profiles -- January 2012 - 0 views

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    Outlines recent policy changes in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas that relevant to the completion agenda, political environment, and governance to show progress in the Completion by Design initiative. (Jobs for the Future, January 2012)
Mary Fulton

Success Begets Success - 0 views

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    Community colleges can improve graduation rates by offering a course that teaches students how to navigate college with lessons on study skills, time management and how to find the bursar's office. Yet while "student success" courses are increasingly common, resistance remains strong at many community colleges. (Inside Higher Ed, 02/21/12)
Mary Fulton

High School Feedback: An Analysis of States' Current Efforts - 0 views

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    Summarizes states' efforts to provide information on success of K-12 students after high school, such as postsecondary enrollment, remediation, persistence and degree completion. (Data Quality Campaign, December 2011)
Bruce Vandal

Why Academe Needs a 'Race to the Top' - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    A framework for reform in higher education. Provides a vision for what higher education should be accountable for and suggests that the federal government play a strong role in that accountability
Bruce Vandal

The Great Unbundling of the University - Alan Jacobs - Technology - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    Story on movement toward more customized postsecondary experiences. Unbundling certification, assessment, social and other elements of education
Mary Fulton

The Role of Minority-Serving Institutions in National College Completion Goals - 0 views

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    Report outlines the current minority-serving institutions landscape - highlighting that together these institutions enroll more than 2.3 million students or close to 14% of all students-as well as features several student success stories. (Institute for Higher Education, January 2012)
Mary Fulton

New Measures, New Perspectives: Graduates' Time- and Credits-to-Degree in SREB States - 0 views

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    Introduces the latest SREB college completion measures, distinguishes them from graduation rate measures, and reports the first results on time-to-degree and credits-to-degree in the SREB region. The report also provides information on the characteristics of graduates, focusing primarily on their beginning status at the institutions from which they graduated. (SREB, November 2011)
Mary Fulton

Four Steps to Finishing First: An Agenda for Increasing College Productivity to Create ... - 0 views

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    Focuses on four areas where states can drive a more productive higher education system to improve degree completion while maintaining quality. The four steps include: Performance funding, student incentives, new models and business efficiencies. (Lumina Foundation for Education, August 2011)
Mary Fulton

A Guide to Major U.S. College Completion Initiatives - 0 views

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    Provides a summary of major, national college completion initiatives, including: sponsoring organization, origins, goals, accomplishments and participation by states or organizations.
    (AASCU, October 2011)
Mary Fulton

The Relevance of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the College Completion Agenda - 0 views

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    The Asian-American and Pacific Islander population is one of the fastest-growing groups, but is often overlooked in setting of higher education policy priorities, including college completion goals. (The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education, October 2011)
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