* Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/3ny9g

* Some colleges hire outside parties to look into and judge sexual assault cases, a move meant to ensure fairness in the process. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://snip.ly/4vwwb

* A new group is exploring alternative approaches to accreditation. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/9oybb

* A growing number of colleges are offering short-form graduate and certificate programs, known as “Microcredentials” that can be taken online for a fraction of the price of a traditional master’s. EdSurge reports: http://snip.ly/gut2u

* US News and World Report Contributor, Josh Wyner, writes on the hidden reason college students dropout: http://snip.ly/tfwch

* Certificates programs generally take one to two years to complete. But their default rate is on par with college dropouts, new data show. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://snip.ly/lkydj

* A growing number of states are embracing career education, enacting a flurry of laws and policies designed to bolster career education and preparation. Education Week reports: http://snip.ly/bd3wb

MEMBER NEWS

Jamestown Business College alumna and baker raises money for American Cancer Society, and friend in need. The Post-Journal reports: http://snip.ly/w8uio

* Graduates of The College of Westchester awarded accounting scholarships: http://snip.ly/ysd4e

* The Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society selects high achieving The College of Westchester students to become members: http://snip.ly/nohql

APC News

* Save the Date! Planning for APC’s Fall membership meeting is underway so mark your calendars and plan to join us on Tues., October 17 at the Albany Renaissance Hotel from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Donna Stelling-Gurnett @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

*Falling Confidence in Higher Ed. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2ywCqlG

*GED and other high school equivalency degrees drop by more than 40% nationwide since 2012. The Hechinger Report reports: https://bit.ly/2OIxmFa

*Education Department Misstated Support for ACICS. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2CBOYNd

*Giving Rural Students ‘the Short Box’. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2zYOwWW

*Here’s what it would take to make college tuition-free. Market Watch reports: https://on.mktw.net/2NzlxMK

*What the Degree Really Means. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: https://bit.ly/2yxUXxY

*‘Showing that they care’: College faculty called on to aid floundering students. The Washington Post reports: https://wapo.st/2Edg4fn

*The Evolving World of Community Colleges: Market Position, Competition and the Future. Evolllution reports: https://bit.ly/2Nu3E1Z

*Change is on the way for the College Scorecard. The Hechinger Report reports: https://bit.ly/2CAl5N7

*Canceling Student Debt Would Stimulate the Economy—and Voter Turnout. The Nation reports: https://bit.ly/2pJrZXW

* Which SUNY schools have the most students attending tuition-free? The Times Union has the scoop: http://snip.ly/4q8sy

* DeVos aversion to national media, and her communication style, have created a knowledge gap for college leaders seeking to understand her philosophy on higher ed. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/j5s19  

* Two tweaks to the federal student aid application process didn’t fundamentally simplify what’s often a painfully complicated process of applying for aid to attend college. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/q87ep

* In an opinion column published in The Hechinger Report Western Governors University president defends the schools approach after federal ​audit demands $712M repayment: http://snip.ly/u2bhk

* New York’s free college goes to 22,000 and counting. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/tjabr

* In a future-forward interview series, leaders reflect on the last 20 years of U.S. higher ed and consider what the next 20 years might hold. eCampus News writes: http://snip.ly/9hfa0

* Students at private colleges still awaiting word on Enhanced Tuition Award. Politico NY reports: http://snip.ly/yhsdu

* IRS restores data retrieval tool for FAFSA. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/a9wqp

* Pierce College has improved graduation rates by breaking down student success, course by course. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/ybyvg

* Senators urge Purdue to protect students, reputation in purchase of Kaplan. NDYStar reports: http://snip.ly/l1vne

MEMBER NEWS

The College of Westchester Alumna Jessica Perilla, the founder and CEO of JPD Studio in New York, shares her story:  http://snip.ly/9hbb1

The College of Westchester celebrates Club Day: http://snip.ly/y7h7g

* Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, deliver the keynote address at Berkeley College’s “Women in Media: The Courage to Own Your Story” event on October 18 in Manhattan, NY. Click here to learn more about the event.

APC News

* Save the Date! Planning for APC’s Fall membership meeting is underway so mark your calendars and plan to join us on Tues., October 17 at the Albany Renaissance Hotel from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Donna Stelling-Gurnett @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

*Free College Goes Mainstream. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2zuZmDG

*Free-College Realities. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2DxtQci

*The 2018 Surveys of Admissions Leaders: The Pressure Grows. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2xDrVh2

*As Some Programs Stumble, Others Question Future of Free College. NASFAA reports: https://bit.ly/2OMLslE

*Apprenticeships on the Rise at New York Tech and Finance Firms. The Wall Street Journal reports: https://on.wsj.com/2DvZwif

*Improving the Student Experience through eCommerce: Best Practices for Higher Ed. Evolllution reports: https://bit.ly/2NxoL8y

*Report: 3 ways to make free college programs work. Education Dive reports: https://bit.ly/2QZLDLK

*College finances: Going back to school complicated for some adults. Medium reports: https://bit.ly/2OStTAK

*Black students default on college loans at a higher rate than others, study finds. The Hechinger Report reports: https://bit.ly/2N3HnYr

*New York lawsuit targets student loan debt relief fraud. AP Reuters reports: https://reut.rs/2zv0nvn

*U.S. Students Spend More Time Working Paid Jobs Than Going to Class. Bloomberg reports: https://bloom.bg/2NwGzQS

* Report: Majority of NY colleges comply with sex assault law. The Times Union writes: http://snip.ly/k3w7j

* The U.S. Department of Education approves sale of Kaplan to Purdue. Education Dive reports: http://snip.ly/9jrla

* Education Dive takes a look at three common areas where higher ed recruitment goes wrong: http://snip.ly/q2y07

* What could DACA’s end mean for colleges? The Atlantic reports: http://snip.ly/8s9z1

* Students filed earlier and universities mailed awards earlier, but some ran into snags with setting tuition.  Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/g7gon

* Students have new ways of measuring degrees of success. The Washington Post writes: http://snip.ly/vzj58

* UCLA official: Seven ways colleges hinder diversity through their financial aid. The Washington Post reports: http://snip.ly/u0mb5

* The DeVos revision of sexual-abuse rules will reveal who stands where on due process. Wall Street Journal opines: http://snip.ly/4t0yj

MEMBER NEWS

Berkeley College Interior Design alumnae, Diane Durocher and Krista Wostbrock featured in the latest edition of Bergen Magazine: http://snip.ly/trl8n

The College of Westchester offers students five tips on how to eat more fruits and veggies: http://snip.ly/twjgp

The College of Westchester kicks off the fall semester: http://snip.ly/9ddr3

APC News

* Save the Date! Planning for APC’s Fall membership meeting is underway so mark your calendars and plan to join us on Tues., October 17 at the Albany Renaissance Hotel from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Donna Stelling-Gurnett @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.