Top stories in higher ed for Tuesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
April 10, 2018
Incentives for Completion in Chicago
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
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A new tuition structure from Chicago's community college system aims to incentivize full-time enrollment while still discounting tuition for part-time students. 

The new structure takes elements of popular completion-movement reforms like 15 to Finish while attempting to eliminate criticism that such programs penalize the many students who juggle responsibilities off campus and can only attend part time.
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Transfer Students Start Getting More of the Credits They’ve Already Earned
Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report/The Washington Post
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Gage Ramirez transferred twice in his college career. The first time, he lost almost all of his credits. 

It's as common an experience for college and university students as it is frustrating, time consuming and expensive for them, their families and taxpayers: credits that won't transfer, even among public institutions in the same states. 

The good news: More colleges and universities are slowly initiating change, making transfer students a priority and lowering the barriers for them to transfer.

Even If They Want to Go to College, Millions of Adults Live in Higher Education 'Deserts'
Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report/PBS NewsHour
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Distance and technology hinder the college aspirations of a surprising number of rural Americans. Some colleges are trying to reach out to those who live in these nearby education deserts, offering door-to-door shuttle service and sending counselors to meet with students in remote areas.

How A.I. Is Infiltrating Every Corner of the Campus
Lee Gardner, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Artificial intelligence is spreading quickly on college campuses, in ways both seen and unseen. New technologies such as chatbots, "smart" buildings, and predictive analytics are making their way into everything from course-planning and advising to helping students plot a timely path to graduation. 
New Mexico Still Covers Most of College Tab
Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal
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