Happy Friday! After a bit of cold weather and snow last weekend, spring has finally come to DC. If you happen to be in town, be sure to stop by the Tidal Basin to catch the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms. This week’s sample of articles focuses on a bit of everything, from the relationship between colleges and their accreditor to best practices for assessing student learning. Enjoy!
California community colleges embark on path to new accreditor (The Sacramento Bee)
On Monday, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors voted to begin the search for a new accrediting body.
Colleges Brace for Overtime Overhaul (The Wall Street Journal)
Last week the Labor Department sent a rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review. This proposed rule would require organizations to pay overtime to hourly workers and salaried individuals who make $50,440 or less.
’Confidence Rating’ for On-Time Graduation (Inside Higher Ed)
The University of California at San Diego plans to roll out a “Time to Degree Early Warning System” this coming fall. The system is designed to use data to determine is a student will graduate on time.
Power Struggle on Online Oversight (Inside Higher Ed)
Advocacy groups in New York oppose joining the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), stating that it would weaken the state’s ability to identify and rein in bad actors.
Standardized Assessment of College Learning: Past and Future (New America)
This week, New America released a paper that looks at how student learning is currently assessed and provides recommendations for student assessment in the future.