Week in Review

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/12/2015 - 3:27pm

If Donald Trump‘s made-for-tabloid musings have you wondering when the presidential candidates will seriously grapple with important issues, take a look at the brewing debate over college costs.

Even if you don’t carry student debt or have a kid headed to college, the higher-ed debate is worth following. More than any issue, it’s revealing how candidates …

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 …

Aug/10/2015 - 2:50pm

Hillary Clinton on Monday rolled out a sweeping higher education plan — a $350 billion proposal that would help millions pay for college and reduce interest rates for people with student loans.

The plan, which would change the way a large swath of Americans pay for college, borrows ideas from the left and the right and …

Aug/10/2015 - 2:35pm

Universal Technical Institute Inc. (NYSE: UTI) experienced another quarter of declining enrollment, revenue and income as the Scottsdale-based automotive technical training provider looks for new ways to attract students.

The declines were expected, said Kim McWaters, chairman and CEO. She is reaching out to industry employers to help attract prospective new students.

She talked about her strategy …

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