Week in Review

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.

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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 …

Aug/12/2015 - 3:37pm

Four different perspectives on the strengths and challenges facing accreditation as our primary quality assurance process for higher education and the reforms that may be in the future.

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Aug/12/2015 - 3:32pm

Some colleges and universities that play big-time intercollegiate sports are sharply increasing the federally defined cost of attendance for students at their institutions this year — letting them provide several thousand more dollars in stipends for scholarship athletes, but resulting in little if any additional funds for other students.

The maneuvering is an outgrowth of the …

Aug/11/2015 - 9:34am

Over the past 50 years, affirmative action has helped transform college student populations from monotone to vibrant and diverse.

The positive impact of affirmative action on the diversity of college campuses is hard to deny. The National Conference of State Legislatures reports that affirmative action programs have doubled, and in some cases tripled, the number of …

Aug/11/2015 - 9:27am

The passage of Obamacare have brought a record number of patients into America’s health care system, and medical assistants could ease the pressures of serving more patients.

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2010, 16.4 million Americans have entered the healthcare system. This record number of insured individuals applies tremendous pressure on an …

Aug/11/2015 - 9:23am

WASHINGTON – After trying for years to tighten the rules on for-profit colleges, the Department of Education finally enacted regulations on the industry this summer. But the fight’s not over.

A month after new rules went into effect, the department faces continuing push-back from the colleges, and Republican lawmakers as well.

The regulations require for-profit colleges, such …

Aug/10/2015 - 3:03pm

It’s no longer just about the degrees an individual has, but it’s more about what skills he or she can provide to a business that will catch the eye of today’s employers.

That’s the message Career and Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator Debra Woltz has pushed since she started in the CTE position last year.

With the nationwide …

Aug/10/2015 - 2:55pm

Lower student debt and increased retention: those are the results the University of Dayton says it’s seeing two years after putting in place an unusual tuition strategy.

The Midwestern Roman Catholic university scrapped its student fees in 2013 and is one of few universities to guarantee entering freshmen who receive aid the same net price for …

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