SOUTH BEND — Students across the country are submitting their college applications and admissions departments are trying to get the best kids for their school. The college recruiting process has been through some changes over the last couple years. Schools have had to adjust to shifting realities to remain relevant to the changing student population. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education has been studying high school graduation trends for decades.
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New interstate network seeks to help students transfer across state lines without losing credits, but also defers to faculty members at each college about how
A new report details the increasing popularity of online learning, with almost 6 million students taking courses online
As overall enrollment in higher educational programs has dipped over the past few years, one segment of higher learning has experienced strong growth. Online education is now an alternative embraced by one in four college students at least on a part-time basis.
Thank you to the Argus Leader for focusing attention on the need for higher education in South Dakota. This is a vital policy discussion for our state. The Board of Regents jump started that dialogue by setting a goal that 65 percent of young South Dakotans have a post-secondary credential by the year 2025. This goal was subsequently adopted by the state’s Workforce Development Council and supported by the S.D. Department of Education. It is important to note that the credentials included in this 65 percent goal represent the full range of post-secondary options: traditional four-year college degrees as well as two-year associate degrees, certificates and apprenticeships.
David A. Longanecker, set to retire as president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, talks about the “radical” changes he’s seen in higher education over his career – and his plans to drive a truck when he “grows up.”
Six institutions across Colorado, Montana, and New Mexico to use Aqua by Taskstream to assess student learning and proficiency as