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Who’s Ready to Upskill?

Who’s Ready to Upskill?

This state-by-state look at the demand for education after high school reveals in which states education consumers believe a postsecondary credential could benefit them in their careers. Our consumer insights team and partners at Gallup share top insights for state leaders to know.  Download Now

Measuring What Matters

Measuring What Matters

Community colleges are a vital part of the higher education landscape, serving over 40% of all undergraduate students in the U.S. Read More

Effective Teaching: A Foundational Aspect of Practices that Support Student Learning

Effective Teaching: A Foundational Aspect of Practices that Support Student Learning

As a continuation of the work with Strada Education Network, the American Council on Education is engaged in research to highlight the impact of certain high impact practices and the connections of instructional quality and improved student outcomes to increased institutional effectiveness. Read More

Institutional Commitment to Teaching Excellence

Institutional Commitment to Teaching Excellence

Institutional mission, shifting faculty roles and the needs of post-traditional learners, shapes the goals of the modern teaching and learning center. Read More

Learning to Work, Working to Learn

Learning to Work, Working to Learn

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation shares 10 case studies that detail how employers and postsecondary education providers are working collaboratively to improve the education-to-employment pipeline in their local communities. Read More

Learning While Earning: How Low Income Working Learners Differ From All Other American College Students

Learning While Earning: How Low Income Working Learners Differ From All Other American College Students

Researchers from the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce examine the challenges working students face and the impacts of these challenges on completion and debt.   Read More

Putting Students First: Are Associate Degrees Preparing Graduates For Successful Careers?

Putting Students First: Are Associate Degrees Preparing Graduates For Successful Careers?

Senior Economist Jonathan Rothwell of Gallup, presents data on employment outcomes for college graduates from different types of colleges. Read More

Return on Investment: What is the Value of the Associate Degree?

Return on Investment: What is the Value of the Associate Degree?

This report, developed with support from Strada Education Network℠, provides a checklist of high-impact practices that colleges can employ to support students on their journey to college completion and improved employment outcomes. Read More

The Family-Friendly Campus Imperative: Supporting Success Among Community College Students With Children

The Family-Friendly Campus Imperative: Supporting Success Among Community College Students With Children

Developed with support from Strada Education Network for the Association of Community College Trustees, this report assesses the unique needs of community college students who are also parents. Read More

Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional Finances

Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional Finances

This white paper provides a conceptual framework in which improvement in instruction enhances student success through increased student retention rates, decreased repetition of courses, and faster time to degree, resulting in economic benefits to the college or university. Read More