October 25, 2018

Aaron Thompson Named President of Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

by Sue Patrick

Following a national search, the Council on Postsecondary Education unanimously selected Dr. Aaron Thompson as its fourth president. Thompson, who presently serves as the Council’s executive vice president and chief academic officer, will transition to his new responsibilities Nov. 1.  He is the first Kentucky native and African-American to hold the position since the Council was formed 21 years ago.  “We have greatly benefited at the state level by Aaron’s strategic leadership and…

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October 23, 2018

Military Credit Webinar

SHEEO and Army University hosted a webinar to provide State Higher Education Executives with insight on Army University and ongoing initiatives related to Articulated Credit for Military Learning (ACML).

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October 15, 2018

White Paper: The Power of a Promise: Implications and Importance of Adult Promise Programs

by Andy Carlson and Sophia Laderman

Promise programs (also known as free college programs) have grown in popularity over the last few years. When targeted correctly, these programs have the potential to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates for underserved students. By focusing a promise program on adult students and including additional supports and services, states can connect with nontraditional students who previously believed college was not an option. However, the message of a promise program…

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August 21, 2018

Robert L. King nominated for Assistant Secretary of Postsecondary Education

by Andrew Kreighbaum

The White House announced Tuesday that President Trump will nominate Robert L. King to be the assistant secretary of postsecondary education. King, who has decades of experience in state government but none at the federal level, is Trump’s first nominee for a higher ed post at the Education Department. All but three other Senate-confirmable positions have already been filled at the department.

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August 15, 2018

Assessing Quality in Postsecondary Education: International Perspectives

by Aaron S. Horn & David A. Tandberg

David Tandberg, vice president of policy research and strategic initiatives co-authored a book chapter in "Indicators of Educational Quality for Postsecondary Accountability Systems" titled "Indicators of Educational Quality for Postsecondary Accountability Systems."  Horn, A.S. & Tandberg, D.A. (2018). Indicators of educational quality for postsecondary accountability systems. In H.P. Weingarten, M. Hicks, & A. Kaufman (Eds.) Assessing Quality in Postsecondary Education: International Perspectives (3-26). Kingston, Ontario: McGill-Queen's University Press.

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