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5 Reasons to Streamline Vertical Transfer Pathways

Posted on 3/3/2016 by AcademyOne Insights in Higher Education Degree Completion Nontraditional Learners Transfer and Articulation Academic Credit Portability Adult Degree Completion Workforce Development Guided Pathways TransferCheck Virtual Transfer Advisor

Community colleges serve as an entry point to our nation’s postsecondary education for a growing number of students. They offer an affordable pathway to a bachelor’s degree through transfer. While the majority of community college students originally intend to take this path, sadly many do not. They often experience significant barriers to transfer, with the most critical being the loss of credits. As the higher education landscape changes and four-year institutions face dynamic enrollment challenges, transfer students have become increasingly important. As efforts continue to be made by state policymakers to improve the process and degree outcomes for transfer students, community colleges and four-year universities need to improve collaboration in order to raise degree attainment levels.

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4 Reasons to Support Adult Degree Completion Pathways

Posted on 10/15/2015 by AcademyOne Insights in Higher Education Degree Completion Nontraditional Learners Transfer and Articulation Adult Degree Completion Workforce Development Prior Learning Assessment

Interest in degree completion by all Americans is at an all-time high as our nation looks to meet the demands of our workforce and to ensure our economic stability long-term. Adult degree completion, both for adults with some college credit and those who have never attended college, is an integral part of realizing these goals. Although once considered unconventional, adult students have been a growing population for colleges, especially with online programs and courses reducing barriers for them. At a time when government funding to colleges and universities has decreased dramatically, colleges and universities are provided with an opportunity to increase their enrollment and revenue by serving the needs of these adults through outreach and advising resources.

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5 Strategies for Advancing Degree Completion

Posted on 7/6/2015 by AcademyOne Insights in Degree Completion Transfer and Articulation Reverse Transfer Workforce Development Prior Learning Assessment Guided Pathways Dual Enrollment

As a nation, we’re facing an increasing demand for highly skilled workers. According to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, by 2020 65% of all jobs in the economy will require postsecondary education. To meet this growing demand there has been a push to improve America’s college completion rates. Recognizing that there are many different ways in which postsecondary learning can take place, we have highlighted five strategies that can create stronger incentives for students to earn their degrees, regardless of when and how their learning is acquired.

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4 Reasons to Embrace Global Academic Credit Mobility

Posted on 3/17/2015 by AcademyOne Insights in Academic Credit Portability Globally Mobile Students Data Exchange Standards International Education Transfer and Articulation

We live in an increasingly globalized civilization where understanding the broader world in which we live is not only a valuable skill in the job market, but a necessity for economic prosperity. Through higher education we have the ability to provide the knowledge, experience, and multi-cultural perspective that will allow us to expand our global horizons and operate seamlessly across borders. Discover four compelling reasons why colleges and universities around the world should embrace international academic credit mobility.

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5 Reasons Why Higher Ed Needs to be Mobile Responsive

Posted on 11/10/2014 by Steve Mincer in Higher Education Transfer and Articulation Mobile Responsive Design Content Management SEO User Experience

As students, faculty, and staff increasingly access information through mobile devices, they expect to find useful information in a quick and efficient manner. As a result, higher education websites need to ensure that desired information and services can be easily and effectively accessed. Responsive web design is an approach that applies standards-based technologies to create websites that can automatically adjust to fit any device, browser, screen size or orientation.

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What is the Real Cost of College Transfer?

Posted on 10/21/2014 by AcademyOne Insights in Higher Education Degree Completion Nontraditional Learners Transfer and Articulation

College students transfer from one college to another for a variety of reasons. With every one there is a transfer tax – a financial consequence - that is not only incurred by students but higher education institutions, states and the nation. It is the added cost resulting from students taking courses that don’t impact degree completion outcomes and lost course credits. We have to examine the impact of the transfer tax on all stakeholders to reveal the true implications that college transfer has on higher education.

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5 Reasons PLA Should Be on Your Radar

Posted on 9/12/2014 by AcademyOne Insights

Prior Learning Assessment is the process by which an individual’s learning and knowledge, gained outside of the traditional classroom, is evaluated for and granted college credit. It has become an increasingly visible part of the national college completion agenda, with broad efforts under way in several states to award credit when and where it is due.

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Streamlining Reverse Transfer with Automation

Posted on 8/7/2014 by AcademyOne Insights

Through the practice known as reverse transfer, students who have moved on from their community college before earning a credential and have completed the requirements of an associate degree while pursuing their baccalaureate degree at a four-year university, can be awarded their associate degree from the community college.

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A Win-Win in Higher Education: Reverse Transfer Rewards Everyone

Posted on 11/25/2013 by AcademyOne Insights in Degree Completion Transfer and Articulation Reverse Transfer

Nationally representative data shows that 78% of students who transfer from community college to four-year institutions do so prior to graduation. Yet research indicates having an associate degree appears to incentivize transfer students toward completing a bachelor’s degree.

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College Transfer: Student Mobility Matters

Posted on 11/22/2013 by AcademyOne Insights in Degree Completion Nontraditional Learners Transfer and Articulation

College students are more mobile now than ever before – and we’re not talking about their cell phone usage. No, today’s students are moving between and among our postsecondary institutions, with one third transferring at least once before earning a degree.

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