Education Associations Seek To Improve Graduation Rates
Various colleges and universities teamed up to publish a report advocating for education reform.
Its not enough just to get students into college, students must graduate. A commission of the nation’s six leading higher-education associations is calling for extensive reform to better serve the new college population. In a college climate composed of older and part-time students, completion should be the main priority. Community colleges, research institutions, public universities and small liberal arts colleges—all teamed up to create the report, “College Completion Must Be Our Priority.” The report, released Thursday, calls on education institutions to find ways to give students credit for previous learning through exams, portfolio assessments or other college equivalency evaluations. It also calls for more innovative services like midnight classes, easier credit transfers and more efficient course delivery.