ACC considers, then drops, plan to outsource student advising
Austin American-Statesman
Austin Community College, determined to improve retention and graduation rates, recently took the rare step of inviting companies to bid for a contract to help students earn degrees or certificates.

A demand for lots more detail on community college consolidation
CT Mirror
Officials of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges must answer a long list of questions from the schools’ accrediting body before their plan to shed hundreds of administrative positions can move forward.

Foster children could attend University of Wisconsin, tech colleges for free, under bill
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The legislation would cover up to 12 semesters at UW System campuses and at state technical colleges.

Georgia colleges to partner with businesses on curriculum, new degree
University System of Georgia officials have announced they will offer a new degree called “nexus,” based on a curriculm to be developed by the colleges, businesses and experts in high-demand industries, that they hope will better prepare students for the workforce.

Should free college give rich kids a free ride?
U.S. News & World Report
The question of whether the wealthy will disproportionately benefit from free tuition looms over the issue.

Colorado community colleges giving universities a run for their money
Colorado’s four-year colleges are feeling the sting of the low-cost tuition and unique course offerings of the state’s community colleges.


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