News in brief
The latest higher education news and opinions.
A new, metrics-based national framework has been developed by the Gates Foundation to account for nontraditional students in a push for more standardized analysis of student outcomes. (eCampus News)
The Community College Pathways Program can improve student success in California by breaking down systemic challenges for underrepresented students, writes Chris Thorn, director of knowledge management at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. (Hechinger Report)
Geography is a major factor in determining whether students can obtain affordable, quality postsecondary education, according to a new report from the American Council on Education. (eCampus News)
Rubrics can lead students through the writing process and enable them to effectively present their ideas to an audience, writes an associate dean at Piedmont College. (Faculty Focus)
A professor ponders whether a discussion technique called the “jigsaw classroom” can help his students see the bigger picture behind sexism and oppression. (Chronicle Vitae)