Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news:

Data shady on how recent HS grads really doing in collegeNew report reveals that measuring enrollment, remediation and persistence data is fuzzy thanks to varying state mandates.

A 3-part guide to successful maker spaces
A recent panel hosted by The New Media Consortium detailed a framework for designing maker spaces and maker programs, allocating resources, and supporting making as a quality learning experience.

How a new university collaborative is destroying poor retention rates
An 11-member alliance is improving retention rates among students by openly sharing solutions and working together on new ways to support at-risk students.

Why traditional institutions must assess or be assessed
A Purdue University scholar discusses what standardized assessments for institutions may look like, what they should incorporate.

Laura Ascione