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THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: For-Profit Herzing U. Converts to Nonprofit Status

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Herzing University, a for-profit educator that operates campuses in eight states and enrolls about 6,000 students, said on Friday that it had transitioned to nonprofit status, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The move means Herzing will no longer be subject to the oversight of Wisconsin’s Educational Approval Board, which two years ago floated …

BLOOMBERG BUSINESS: Troubled For-Profit College Gets a Savior With Its Own Checkered Past

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Corinthian Colleges, the for-profit chain under investigation for misleading students and faking job placement records, has a savior. The Educational Credit Management Corp. announced Thursday it plans to buy 56 of troubled Corinthian Colleges’ (COCO) 107 campuses for $24 million—quite a deal, considering the chain was worth $4.2 billion in 2003.

But ECMC, …

INSIDE HIGHER ED: The Shrinking Academic Workforce

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The academic workforce is shrinking.

Not by much, mind you: the number of faculty members and administrators at colleges eligible to award federal financial aid declined by a mere 7,500 from 2012 to 2013, according to new Education Department statistics.

But the dip, however small, is the first in many years. And it comes …

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Making ‘Profit’ a Dirty Word in Higher Education

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Opinion from Steve Gunderson

On Oct. 30 the Obama administration put out a news release boasting about denying access to higher education for nearly a million students, cutting off their path to career skills and the middle class through a “gainful employment” regulation. This regulation prohibits students enrolled in programs at certain institutions …

Live Interview with Michael Clifford on November 13, 2014

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Career College Central Event November 13, 2014: "The Changing Role of EDU Leadership: Dr. Michael K. Clifford"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/229933407

Visionary.

Firebrand.

Leader.

Businessman.

These are just some of the words used to describe Dr. Michael K. Clifford. As the founder of the predecessor to Bridgepoint Education and the transformative agent …

Flipping Classes

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Transforming the times when students are isolated from the instructor into times of breakthrough. 

By Don Arnoldy, Contributing Writer

Each day, in our classrooms, we bring groups of students together at the same time and in the same space to engage in an activity which is, for them, both individual and passive: listening to a …

2014 APSCU Conference Rewind: Video Interview With Dennis Trinkle

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Editor Kevin Kuzma interviews Dennis Trinkle, Provost & Chief Academic Officer of Harrison College, as part of the 2014 APSCU Conference Rewind video interview series filmed live at the APSCU conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Career College Central would like to thank Pearson Learning Solutions and Plattform for making this series possible. Please visit …

Amid struggles, top fiscal executive to leave EDMC

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A top fiscal officer hired by Education Management Corp. a year ago has resigned as the beleaguered operator of for-profit colleges continues to fight a swell of financial and legal problems that threaten its business.

EDMC disclosed late Monday that Robert Hrivnak, controller and chief accounting officer, will step down Friday. He is …

The For-Profit College That’s Too Big to Fail

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Usually, when a school closes, the Education Department tries to find other programs to accept the students and the credits they’ve earned.

But the size of Corinthian’s student body means it’s hard if not impossible to find enough places at other for-profit or community colleges.

That creates a problem for the government, which must …

MIT Study: Online Courses Really Work (If You Finish Them)

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Students learn as well online as they do in the classroom, according to a study from MIT researchers.

It focused on MOOCs (massive open online courses), the online courses offered by for-profit companies like Udacity and colleges like MIT, Harvard and Caltech.

They became a hot topic in 2011 when 160,000 people signed up …

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