Resources

We are working to shift the conversation and support a policy environment that enables a system of higher learning focused on quality, outcomes and today’s students.

  • Online Program Managers (OPMS): Ensuring Quality & Protecting Innovation

    Over the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing needs of today’s students have necessitated an unprecedented shift towards online learning. Ins…

  • Outsourcing Online Programs: Policy Options for OPM Oversight

    As a form of outsourcing in higher education, online program management (OPM) is not remarkable. Universities regularly, and with little fanfare, outsource man…

  • What Works for Today’s Students: Connecting Students to Means-Tested Benefits

    Students facing basic needs insecurities are significantly less likely to leave college without completing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Today’s student…

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Backgrounder

    Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is a federal provision that requires institutions to establish criteria a student must meet in order to remain eligible fo…

  • Online Program Managers (OPMs) Backgrounder

    Online program management (OPM) entities are service providers that work through contracts with colleges and universities to take academic programs online. Whi…

  • SAP Reset Infographic

    In order to access federal financial aid to pay for higher education, students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements, which require credi…