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Complete College America Gives Advice To College Trustees

As states consider new legislation and policies to increase college completion, we believe these essential tests must be applied:

  • Will this approach reduce the time it takes to graduate? 
  • Will it direct students in making  an informed, transparent choice, clearly consistent with their aspirations? 
  • Will it provide more predictability and structure in order to ease their daily struggles to balance work and school?

If the answers are yes, please proceed urgently argues Complete College America’s president, Stan Jones, in this new article in the latest issue of Trusteeship magazine. 

Counter to intuition and contrary to best intentions — by letting the clock run, providing nearly endless choices, and allowing flexibility to rule, we may be simply providing many students the freedom to fail.

College Trustees Need to Do More to Increase Student Learning And Completion

The following is from the Carnegie Foundation. Click on blue highlight for the survey.

While oversight of educational quality is a critical responsibility of college boards of trustees, a majority of trustees and chief academic officers say boards do not spend enough time discussing student-learning outcomes, and more than a third say boards do not understand how student learning is assessed, says a report by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. This article is in The Chronicle of Higher Education.