* 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


* 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 @ dgurnett@apc-colleges.org