One university's unconventional experiment has yielded encouraging results. So how come other colleges don't seem eager to try it?
One university hopes to narrow the performance gap by providing mentors for Latino undergraduates, who in turn mentor schoolchildren.
Building consensus requires finesse, strategy, and a little psychology.
Students have complained for generations of feeling like nameless specks in a cavernous lecture hall. Faculty members often dread such a sea of blank faces. Now universities are experimenting with ways to liven up those classes.
The University of Georgia organizes faculty learning communities to help professors rethink the lecture.
Colleges are making changes to simplify the steps a student must take to move from a two-year to a four-institution.
Andy Hedrick, who started at a community college and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, says he could have used more guidance from the institutions on course credits and other topics.