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Competency-based education gets traction

April 29, 2015

Community college leaders embracing competency-based education (CBE) say it has significant benefits for students and employers, but acknowledge there are many issues that need to be addressed, including the need for faculty buy-in.

Building toward completion

April 6, 2015

​In 2009, President Barack Obama announced the 2020 College Completion initiative. The goal: By 2020, the United States will have the greatest proportion of citizens who are college graduates, compared with the rest of the world.

Painting a clearer picture

April 1, 2015

"​There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." — Maya Angelou

This statement sums up how community colleges and technical institutions currently tell their completion and attainment stories.

Contributing to four-year success

March 25, 2015

A greater number of students with a baccalaureate who also at some point attended a community college may be greater than you think.

College Completion: A Success Story

March 13, 2015

Many of our community college students struggle to graduate on time. According to The Hechinger Report, less than one in five students in community college obtain their desired degree in three years or less.

The complex journey to completion

February 25, 2015

​A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center demonstrates the value of counting student completions that happen at schools different from those where students started.

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Establishing a Culture of Completion

Dr. Rod Risley

By Dr. Rod Risley

Many of our leaders have expressed that the economic prosperity of any nation is inextricably tied to the education of its citizens. In the United States, obtaining a higher education credential is a pursuit that many now consider a civil right and an essential pathway toward achieving the American Dream of upward social and economic mobility …

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