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Community College ASAP Efforts Continue Helping Years Later

Seven years ago an experiment took place in the City University of New York involving low-income students with remedial education needs. About half of eligible spring and fall 2010 students knowingly participated in the "Accelerated Study in Associate Programs" (ASAP) project, which was meant to address low graduation rates for students pursuing an associate's degree.

Report: Tablets Decline in 3rd Quarter

Increased demand for smartphones, a lengthening replacement cycle for tablets and an improving position for traditional PCs has left tablets in a tough position.

Students, Faculty Have Contrasting Views of Classroom Technology, ECAR Surveys Find

Faculty and students vary widely in their impressions of technology's impact on campus, and their expectations are evolving rapidly, according to research presented last week at the 2017 Educause Annual Conference in Philadelphia.



Information Security No. 1 IT Issue for 2018

For the third year running, information security is topping the list of IT issues in higher education. The topic took the No. 1 spot in Educause's "Top 10 IT Issues and Strategic Technologies for 2018," announced last week at the organization's annual conference in Philadelphia.

Report: Most Colleges and Universities Have Changed Org Structure to Support Student Success

Nearly three-quarters, 73 percent, of higher education institutions have changed their organizational structure to support student success initiatives in the last two years, according to a new report.

U Michigan Researchers Win $1.6 Million to Contribute to DARPA Machine-Learning Technique Repository

The University of Michigan has won a $1.6-million grant to develop tools that will help people who are not data scientists better use the data they have access to.

New U-M Tech Can Cut 3D Printing Time in Half

The software can be used on consumer 3D printers and even a variety of large industrial-grade printers, and the algorithm can be integrated with printer firmware in the future.

Yes, Financial Investment in College Completion Pays Off

A team of analysts attempted to lay out the costs and benefits of a sustained investment program aimed at boosting program completion rates, especially for disadvantaged students. The bottom line: The investment would hurt in the beginning but pay off in big ways down the road.

Research: Pathways, Prioritization and Tailored Advising Boost Transfer Rates

While 80 percent of students in community colleges expect to go for a bachelor's degree, within six years just a third transfer to a four-year school, and less than 15 percent earn their bachelor's.

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