Monthly Archives: June 2016

Free MIT Courses

Finally some great news!  I think it is important to highlight good opportunities available to everyone, but especially for educators. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) OpenCourseWare (OCW) is new available with over 2000 courses compeltely free for anyone!

The website states:

Unlocking Knowledge

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

Empowering Minds

Through OCW, educators improve courses and curricula, making their schools more effective; students find additional resources to help them succeed; and independent learners enrich their lives and use the content to tackle some of our world’s most difficult challenges, including sustainable development, climate change, and cancer eradication.

For more information, check out the site. MIT OpenCourseWare

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Stakes are High for the Proprietary Sector

So much is hanging on a very tightrope within our industry these days. With the recertification of ACICS coming up next week, the GE requirements, and the recent release of new rulemaking items yesterday, the proprietary sector has a great deal on its plate. However, I know that it can persevere the rough waters. I have attend several conferences these past few months with professionals from all areas of post-secondary education.

I’ve found that many folks are concerned, but like myself, know that if we focus on those individuals attending our institutions, this too shall past. In an effort of assist in keeping everyone up on current media stories, below are links to a few of the most recent items.

Accreditor, and Accreditation, on Trial by Doug Lederman (Inside Higher Education)

Education Department Proposes New Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions – US DOE Press Release