Could “Finish in Four” Initiative Be Harmful?

There is an internal struggle between colleges making sure that graduates are not being passed through to graduation and the notion that many learners have financial or academic capacity to handle a 15-hour course load. While it is the traditional path to completion in four years, it does not account for new models of learning such as competency-based education or experiential credits, many of which require longer completion times for adult and continuing learners.

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