Thursday, December 2, 2010

Latest Post-secondary Outcomes Data Underwhelming

The latest data from a longitudinal study into college retention and completion rates shows community college students continuing to lag and overall performance not improved since the last study began in the mid-1990s. See this story.

Data on Postsecondary School Outcomes

Research organization AIR and a web design firm, Matrix, have presented a web site called College Measures that aggregates federal post-secondary data and makes it easy to compare different college outcomes such as first-year attrition rates, graduation rates, average post-graduation starting salaries, and loan default rates.

Classes taught via Skype

This article in the Community College Times highlights a new online learning option.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ePortfolio Grants

La Guardia Community College receives grants to support ePortfolio scale up nationally according to this report in the Community College Times.

Measuring Up Report Discontinued

The annual Measuring Up report by Pat Callan's National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education has been canceled according to a report in Inside Higher Ed.