Monthly Archives: January 2012
During the State of the Union Address, President Obama, discussed higher education and the possibility of losing Federal Funds linked to tuition costs. On Friday in a speech to the University of Michigan, he elaborated on his plan.
Here is a link to the article: Gainful for Non-Profits by Libby Nelson
In President Obama’s speech Tuesdday, he said that school’s who raise tuition rates could possibly lose their ability to accept federal aid. But have all of the consequences been thought of?
The Governor of CA has begun restricting a grant to proprietary schools. Little by little, proprietary is taking a hit on access to funds for students. Here is the article:
Senator Durbin and Senator Harkin are proposing a bill that will change the 90/10 Rule for For-Profit Schools.
The Association of Private and Scetor Colleges has named a new director, former Wisconsin Congressman Steve, Gunderson.
A report from Height Analytics, LLC has rumors around that the Obama Adminstration might change the 90/10 Rule back to 85/15. Here is the article:
Everyone is concerned with retention in Proprietary Education. Those in the online environment struggle more on retention than traditional on-ground schools. Here is a good article on assessing online retention:
Here is a really good article discussing the traits and skills employers are looking for in today’s market place.
For many schools, the price and challenge of textbooks, takes a toll on students and faculty. While customize books have been around for a while, many faculty do not take advantage of this. This ia an article that discusses many of the pros and cons to using this service.
I know many schools are looking for ways to cut expenses for studnets. This articles disucss some issues in regard to implmenting e-books for many students.