They also worry about cost and favor making it easier for working adults to earn degrees, including the awarding of credit for prior learning.
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The proposal, following similar moves in Florida and Texas, would ask high schools, community colleges, and universities to bear some of the cost.
Many worry that institutions need more innovation to stay competitive with other countries, a new study finds.
In a pilot project, the American Council on Education will evaluate five to 10 Coursera offerings and may recommend that colleges grant credit for them.
More American teenagers are thinking about picking up a passport and heading abroad for their college years as a way of attending a top-rated school at a lower cost, Canadian and British college recruiters say.
Campuses should take a more direct role in elementary and secondary education, says the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
A research center suggests ways to strengthen "College 101" courses to help improve college-completion rates.
For a room full of academics talking about the future of higher education, the conversation was surprisingly blunt.
Nearly 500 public colleges that account for three-quarters of all four-year college students pledged Tuesday to produce a combined 3.8 million additional graduates by 2025, an ambitious target that would help bring the United States closer to its goal of regaining its lost global lead in college attainment.
With the unveiling of its online streaming site, Oklahoma State University became the latest Big 12 school to launch its own network for video content.