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Getting It Right: Panel Examines How to Better Handle School Closures – NASFAA

It’s not always a bad thing if an institution of higher education closes its doors, a senior Department of Education (ED) official said during a panel discussion at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Tuesday morning. But in order to reach that outcome, the closure has to be done in an intentional and organized way, the More Info »

White House Blasted for Failing to Protect Student GIs – Courthouse News Service

SAN DIEGO (CN) – U.S. Representatives Susan Davis and Mike Levin – chairs of House subcommittees on education and labor and Veterans’ Affairs – hosted a joint hearing Wednesday on how to protect student veterans from for-profit institutions in light of enforcement and oversight rollbacks by the Trump administration. Davis, who chairs the Subcommittee on More Info »

Purdue adds two corporate education partners – Education Dive

Dive Brief: Two national corporations will work with Purdue University to develop custom courses for their employees as part of the institution’s aggressive expansion of its online offerings, the university announced. Its online college, Purdue University Global, is partnering with Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly to offer education for its information technology workers, and with More Info »

New college graduates enjoy the best job market in years with more offers and better salaries – CNBC

Those armed with a newly minted diploma will find the best job market in years. Employers plan to hire nearly 11% more graduates from the class of 2019 than they did from the class of 2018, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Salaries for new grads are also up from last year. More Info »

How new learning modes will shape the ‘future of work’ – Education Dive

Dive Brief: The function and makeup of the workforce will change as industries adapt to new technology and processes, raising questions about how educational models are responding to deliver relevant training, explains a new white paper from the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group. The report examines eight possible outcomes for the future More Info »

How to Be a Better Online Teacher – ADVICE GUIDE – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Whether you’ve taught online a lot or a little, chances are you didn’t enjoy it as much as teaching in person. Maybe you didn’t experience that fizz after a particularly invigorating face-to-face class. Indeed, according to a 2017 Educause survey, only 9 percent of academics prefer to teach “in a completely online environment.” That means More Info »

Warren Shakes Up Student Loan Debate – Inside Higher Ed

Presidential candidate proposes canceling student debt for most borrowers, making public higher education free, adding billions in support for minority-serving institutions and kicking for-profit colleges out of federal aid system. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s call Monday to wipe out student debt has ignited a debate over the scale of federal action needed to deal with the More Info »

What’s Really Behind Employers’ Interest in Education? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education covering innovation in and around academe. Here’s what I’m thinking about this week. Is there more than self-interest behind employers’ interest in education? Employers aren’t shy when it comes to complaining about colleges’ faults in preparing students for the workplace. Isn’t that more More Info »

Trident University Faculty Member Named Doctoral Mentor

Dr. Kenneth W. Cromer has been named Doctoral Mentor in Trident’s Ph.D. in Business Administration program, effective Monday, April 15th. He is a military veteran who previously served as a part-time instructor and dissertation committee member. Trident University International (Trident) is excited to announce the promotion of Dr. Kenneth W. Cromer to Doctoral Mentor in More Info »

Warming up to educating inmates – Community College Daily

Signaling its interest in finding ways to better prepare inmates for successful re-entry into society, the Trump administration on Monday held a day-long event at the U.S. Education Department focused on promising practices, as well as challenges, in using education and job training to help incarcerated individuals. Attendees of the meeting heard from government officials, More Info »