How a 40-Year-Old Idea Became Higher Education’s Next Big Thing  

Hundreds of colleges are exploring the competency-based approach to learning in hopes that it can fix one of their most-pressing ailments.

Credentialing ‘Summit’ Will Tackle Proliferation of Degrees, Badges, and Certificates

More than 150 people from education, labor, business, and public-policy groups will gather on Monday to make sense of the new world of credentials.

How One College Hopes to Reshape General Education  

Southern Utah University is trying out a "supercourse" that lets students complete all their requirements in one year.

What 2 States Learned When They Tried to Shake Up Remedial Education  

Reform efforts in Connecticut and Tennessee illustrate the need for lawmakers and governing boards to consult with faculty members, two new studies suggest.

Remedial Educators Warn of Misconceptions Fueling a Reform Movement  

Experts in developmental education want to dispel assertions that they think could hurt students. Here’s a guide to what they say are five such myths.


Wesleyan’s 3-Year Degree: How It's Doing After 3 Years  

The university’s first cohort of accelerated-degree students graduated this spring. What did they gain or lose by shaving off a year?