• April 16, 2014

    A newly-proposed degree completion program introduced by Connecticut's governor. The plan would pay for returning adults to take up to three free three-credit courses if they previously attended one of the state's public institutions and have been away from postsecondary education since at least 2012.

  • April 16, 2014

    Many adults today find it necessary to finish a baccalaureate degree to retain their current position, qualify for promotion, change careers, or gain employment after being laid off. The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (BSOL) is an adult degree completion program designed to meet these needs. This flexible program allows adults to finish their degree while continuing to work, spending time with their family, and meeting other obligations in our fast-paced society.

  • Workforce-Higher Ed Collaboration

    Project Finish Line

    April 16, 2014

    This partnership between Oklahoma's Reach Higher degree completion program and the Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board provides grants for residents from four counties who are within 15 hours of a certificate or degree.

  • New Project Warehouse Entry

    "Choctaw U"

    April 16, 2014

    The purpose of Choctaw University (Choctaw U) is to grow knowledge and skills of all associates by instilling a deeper understanding of their purpose within the organization. Participants will receive superior professional development training, build knowledge, and improve their skills to be more efficient and productive leaders.

  • April 8, 2014

    Eds. Note: We have just added information on the UW Flexible option to the Project Warehouse. Contact us to add your work to this database.


    Since fall 2012, the UW System has been building a self-paced, competency-based model called the UW Flexible Option. The goal of this undertaking is to provide quality degree and certificate programs to the nearly 700,000 adults in Wisconsin with some college and no degree. The Flexible Option will serve as an important contributor to the UW System’s goals to help more Wisconsin residents attain college degrees and address the state’s workforce needs. The UW System is the first public university in the country to develop a competency-based program at the system level.

  • April 4, 2014

    Career maps are increasingly becoming an important tool for employers to recruit and retain workers. These maps can show connections between career advancement opportunities and additional education and training requirements.

  • March 4, 2014

    The Adult College Completion Network hosted a webinar on March 4 at 3:00 pm (EST) highlighting the development and implementation of the University of Wisconsin's Flexible Option.

  • February 10, 2014

    Lumina Foundation has released a new iteration of its Degree Qualifications Profile. This version, DQP 2.0, is still intended to provide definitions for learning signified by associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Individuals, organizations, and institutions interested in reviewing the framework are invited to provide feedback on the document through March 15 on the DQP website.

  • January 27, 2014

    A recently-completed pilot project at five Idaho colleges increased retention rates for non-traditional students by focusing on a series of intensive student support interventions including intrusive advising, accelerated remediation, and college skill-building courses.

    The pilot efforts, which were funded by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, enrolled almost 500 students with an average age of 28. More information about the project, including a white paper and video, is available here.

  • December 30, 2013

    By Patricia Steele
    HigherEd Insight

    How you administer your survey is just as important as its design. (For more information on survey design, see this earlier blog post). Proper administration techniques will help you to get a better response rate.

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