14 juillet 2017

Update on Moves by ACICS-Accredited Colleges

HomeBy Paul Fain. The 269 institutions overseen by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools must find a new accreditor or risk losing financial aid. ACICS is a national accreditor that the Obama administration in December decided to terminate, in large part due to concerns about the agency's oversight of Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute. More...

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Bipartisan Bill on Competency-Based Education

HomeBy Paul Fain. A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week would create a demonstration project for competency-based education programs. The project would grant statutory and regulatory flexibility to participants, such as in the application of federal financial aid rules, while also creating new requirements aimed at accountability and transparency. More...

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New Money and New Players on Apprenticeships

HomeBy Paul Fain. Trump administration’s apprenticeship push will include call for up to $200 million in new funding, a less balky federal registration process and more participation by noncollege education providers. More...

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New Quality Standards for Nontraditional Providers

HomeBy Paul Fain. Entangled Solutions, a company that focuses on innovation in higher education, this week released new third-party quality assurance standards. While the firm said it hopes a broad range of institutions will use the standards, they were designed in part for nontraditional ones like boot camps and online course providers. More...

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Alternative System for Registered Apprenticeships

HomeBy Paul Fain. President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that seeks to expand apprenticeships, in part by opening the door to alternative education providers and giving industry groups a more active role with the federal apprenticeship program. More...

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Competency Education Group Opens Membership

HomeBy Paul Fain. The Competency-Based Education Network, a grant-funded group of 30 institutions with competency-based programs, has become a free-standing nonprofit association and is opening up its membership. More...

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Graduate School Price Increases Slow Down

HomeBy Paul Fain. Prices for graduate and professional programs of study have risen in all sectors in recent years, except for the relatively small for-profit one, according to a new report from the Urban Institute and AccessLex Institute. More...

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Update on Community College OER Project

HomeBy Paul Fain. Last year Achieving the Dream began a $9.8-million project to use open educational resources (OER) to create degree programs at 38 community colleges. A study on early returns, which was conducted by SRI International and the rpk GROUP, found that faculty members are changing their teaching in the OER courses and that students are at least as engaged in the courses as they are in conventional ones. More...

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Early Report on ‘Regulatory Relief’

HomeBy Paul Fain. The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday offered a first glimpse at how it is carrying out the Trump administration's push to ease federal regulations -- and asked for advice on what rules it should eliminate. More...

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Year-Round Pell Could Help Community Colleges

HomeBy Paul Fain. The resumption of year-round Pell Grants, scheduled for July, could help offset the enrollment declines many community colleges are experiencing, according to Moody's Investors Service. More...

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