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Auburn Architecture Students Want to Bring $20,000 House to the Entire Country

Rural Studio, an undergraduate program at Auburn University, gives students the opportunity to put their architecture skills to the test in some of west Alabama’s most underserved and poverty-stricken counties. 

November 19, 2013

When the “Cure-All” for Creating a Global Campus Isn’t

Higher education leaders too often look to the recruitment of students from abroad as the single cure-all to create an internationalized campus. While that is one of several steps institutions can take, it’s not enough on its own. By only recruiting students from abroad, institutions are missing a vital part of campus internationalization: The experiences and preparation of U.S. students.

November 19, 2013

University of Toledo Providing Resources to Ensure Student Veterans’ Academic Success

In honor of Veterans’ Day Monday, we are highlighting one of the institutions doing exemplary work to assist veterans making the transition from the military to higher education. At the University of Toledo’s (OH) Military Service Center, staff members work with student veterans to develop an individualized course of action designed to meet their needs and encourage academic success.

November 8, 2013

Higher Education Has Changed. Will the Higher Education Act?

The perennial joke about any reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) is that it’s like a Russian novel: It’s long, it’s boring, and by the end, everyone winds up dead. But as yet another HEA reauthorization rolls around, it’s a good bet that many of us will think there’s a fair amount of truth in that old chestnut, writes ACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle.

October 18, 2013

Obamacare: Cal State’s Model Outreach Program

Libby Nelson has a great story this morning in Politico on the Cal State University System’s push to inform their nearly half-million student body about their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The initiative is led by Walter Zelman, chairman of the Department of Health Science Cal State Los Angeles and former health policy adviser in the Clinton administration.

October 8, 2013

A New Campus Abroad

October 1, 2013

The Emerging World of Alternative Credentials

Digital badges. Verified certificates. Alternative credentials. More and more people are finding new ways—outside of traditional postsecondary degree programs—to show employers they possess the skills and knowledge needed for a constantly changing workplace, writes Cathy Sandeen.

October 1, 2013

Happy 100th Birthday, UTEP

We wanted to wish the institution that’s home of our Board Chair, President Diana Natalicio, a very happy centennial. The University of Texas at El Paso has a special place as a research university in the Paso del Norte, and has reached hundreds of thousands of hardworking students in that region.

September 23, 2013