Taking Stock of the College Degree

The Lumina Foundation for Education is supporting faculty-led, discipline-specific discussions within several states that seek to articulate what a student should know and be able to do by graduation. The meeting-intensive project is at times clouded with the kinds of bureaucratic buzzwords, like “rubric,” that can turn off educators and […]

Chinese Emerge as Largest International Students Group Coming to American Colleges 1

It is official. It is the Chinese who are now sending the largest number of international students to American Colleges. According to a report released today by the Institute of International Education, a New York-based non-profit that promotes exchanges between U.S. and overseas universities, America continues to be the top […]

Community College Students Successful in Transferring to the Nation’s selective Four-year Institutions 2

The  Community College Transfer initiative, started in 2005, provided about $7 million over four years to eight four-year institutions — Amherst College, Bucknell University, Cornell University, Mount Holyoke College, University of California at Berkeley, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of […]