The following excerpt is from my monograph, Access at the Crossroads. This new series of blog posts will focus on the current nature and scope of learning assistance. For more information about my monograph, click on the box in the left column.
OSTSECONDARY EDUCATION VARIES GREATLY with its expression among institutions through admission policies, curriculum design, learning systems, and student expectations. The variability of U.S. education reﬂects local governance with different regulations from state and national government. Autonomy and local control explain the highly varied expression of learning assistance on college campuses. This chapter explores learning assistance as it operates today.