Week in Review

Aug/21/2015 - 1:35pm

The messy unwinding of Corinthian Colleges was an unprecedented dance among various actors: the U.S. Department of Education, state attorneys general, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and buyers like ECMC’s Zenith Group — not to mention members of Congress and student and consumer groups.

But another, far less visible, entity also had a strong interest in …

Aug/21/2015 - 1:31pm

With recent headlines on high-profile security breaches at the highest levels of government and business, it is not surprising that demand for trained cyber security professionals is growing. As a result, employers are struggling to find qualified people to fill vacant information technology and security positions. Private sector institutions are responding to this demand, as …

Aug/21/2015 - 1:26pm

Washington, DC, August 17, 2015 – APSCU president and CEO Steve Gunderson sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to highlight the latest example of overregulation and conflicting policies that exist in higher education.

Gunderson’s letter detailed the …

Aug/21/2015 - 1:16pm

Steven Gunderson, president of the industry's trade association, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, said the government is overreacting to the bad behavior of a few companies. He suggested that the Obama administration's pressure on for-profit institutions smacks of elitism, noting that these schools often enroll a greater percentage of underserved students, such …

Aug/14/2015 - 3:10pm

For many years, U.S. manufacturers have lamented the shortage of job applicants with the skills needed to work in modern manufacturing. The old manufacturing jobs – rote repetition on an assembly line – are gone and are not coming back. We need bright young people who can handle sophisticated machinery and computers, but they are …

Aug/14/2015 - 2:59pm

Traditional colleges have been mostly on the sidelines for the early development of online microcredentials or badges — the kind that aren't linked to conventional courses and the credit hour. Educational technology companies and other alternative providers have taken the lead in working with employers on these skills-based credentials.

A new prototype from a group of …

Aug/14/2015 - 2:44pm

WASHINGTON — The Association of American Colleges and Universities has worked to make its voice heard in discussions about competency-based education, MOOCs and other trendy alternatives to traditional higher education.

Yet as the academy’s primary defender of the value of a liberal education, the group’s real goal must be to defend the status quo and keep …

Aug/13/2015 - 1:00pm

ACCSC Professional Development Conference
September 9 – 11, 2015
Renaissance Arlington Capital View | Arlington, Virginia 

The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges is excited to host the 2015 Professional Development Conference scheduled for September 9 – 11, 2015, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia.

Click here to read more. 
 

Aug/13/2015 - 10:02am

Companies teaming up with local colleges and universities to develop employee training programs isn't new. But a program in Michigan has found success with an unusual way to fund these programs.

The Michigan New Jobs Training Program works as a two-way pipeline between the state's community colleges and local industries. Businesses looking for a well-trained workforce …

Aug/13/2015 - 9:42am

A line about the integrity of online learning in Hillary Clinton’s higher education plan has experts on online education questioning the candidate’s grasp of the market.

In a version of the plan distributed to the media this past weekend, the campaign said, “We must restore integrity to online learning and will not tolerate programs that fall …

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