Keynote Speakers at CECU Convention: Highlight Innovation for a Successful Future

By Sara Klein, written from Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) convention sessions
The 2019 CECU Convention, held June 2-4 in New Orleans, operated under the theme of “Innovation: Our History! Our Future!” The convention provided four keynote addresses and more than 40 sessions, along with a diverse exhibit hall. The convention also delivered opportunities for networking and learning, so school leaders could return energized and excited for the new school year.

For-Profit Colleges Face Legislation That Could Shut Them Down

For-Profit Colleges Face Legislation That Could Shut Them Down

Written from Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) convention session titled, State Executive Panel: New Sector Attacks at the State Level
Increasingly, states are taking legislative action against for-profit colleges that could lead to those schools’ demise. It’s a trend sector experts expect to grow. A panel at the 2019 Career Education Colleges and Universities or CECU annual convention talked about the legislative challenges that New York and California colleges have encountered, and gave advice on how schools can fight the battle, should it happen in their state, too.

Keynote Speakers at CECU Convention: Highlight Innovation for a Successful Future

What Now? Examining the Regulatory Landscape After Gainful Employment Rule Scrapped

By Michael T. Wherry, Director, Audit Department, McClintock & Associates
No matter what the future holds, the one certainty is the regulatory landscape among for-profit and non-profit institutions will not remain the same. Vigilant monitoring and regular consultation with experts are a must, especially among smaller institutions that may not have the resources to fully address financial and regulatory reporting.

New Institutional Accountability Regulations – Borrower Rights and Financial Responsibility Requirements

How to Optimize Enrollment Revenue With Lean Management

By Tom King, VP of Client Services and Training with Gregg Meiklejohn, Co-Founder/CEO, Enrollment Resources
In 2003, ER’s Gregg Meiklejohn and Shane Sparks studied ways in which Lean Management disciplines, such as Kaizen, could be reworked and used within the enrollment management process. In breaking down the marketing, admissions, and student retention processes, we were shocked to find many points of constriction and leakage.

Pursuing Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certification to Attract International Students Benefits Career Colleges Willing to Undertake the Process

Making Sense of ED’s State Authorization Rule

By Aaron Lacey, Partner and Leader, Higher Education Practice and Katie Wendel, Counsel, Higher Education Practice, Thompson Coburn LLP
For nearly a decade, the U.S. Department of Education has worked to formulate a lasting “State Authorization Rule.” Most recently, an interpretation of the rule threatened to render online students in California ineligible for federal financial aid. This article considers the current status of the Rule, discusses the drama in California, and offers thoughts for coming into compliance.

New Institutional Accountability Regulations – Borrower Rights and Financial Responsibility Requirements

Pursuing Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certification to Attract International Students Benefits Career Colleges Willing to Undertake the Process

By John Willis, President, MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus
One of the many ways that leaders of career schools can enhance their program offerings is to attract international students, which is proven to benefit the student, the school, and the U.S. economy. MIAT College of Technology Houston campus leaders initiated the SEVP certification process in May 2016 and secured approval in May 2017. Earlier this year, the Houston campus enrolled its first group of international students.

How to Optimize Enrollment Revenue With Lean Management