Michigan State and other colleges teach faculty members how to explain why their work matters. That's key to getting lawmakers and a skeptical public to appreciate universities' contributions.
How to give more students opportunities in the lab or in the field — without breaking the bank.
Frustration over grading discrepancies inspired an experiment that is earning a community college national attention.
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.