College transformed: 5 institutions leading the charge in innovation

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Higher education leaders today confront a bevy of criticisms ranging from worsening affordability and persistent socioeconomic disparities to a lack of relevance in the ever-changing economy.

How does your university stand up in terms of innovation?

Most higher-ed institutions recognize the importance of innovation, and many are hiring a dedicated innovation officer, according to The Emergence of the Chief Innovation Officer in Higher Education,…

Higher ed must help students improve critical-thinking skills

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Critical thinking is one of the top-requested skills employers look for in job applicants, but is higher ed doing enough to help students develop this skill?

8 students spill the tea on their online learning programs

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Colleges and universities are paying more attention to their online learning programs, and for good reason: The idea of the "traditional" straight-from-high-school student has been eclipsed by a…

5 ways to improve support for part-time students

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Although community colleges have started to enroll more economically-disadvantaged students, those students are not graduating at rates comparable to their peers, according to an EAB whitepaper, Reframing the Question…

Is your college part of the the 21st Century Skills Badges initiative?

The 21st Century Skills Badges initiative, from Education Design Lab, is based on three years of research, design, and pilots and offers a suite of eight digital badges,…

Here’s how Wayne State nearly doubled its graduation rate in six years

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Federal data show that Wayne State University in Detroit has the fastest-improving graduation rate in the nation among public universities with more than 10,000 students. In fact, the…

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