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5 Steps to Digital Success

By Theresa Miulli, Career Education Consultant, T.M. Speaks
COVID-19 has sent the education sector into a tailspin, challenging hands-on technical programs to get online with a fervor not seen heretofore. In this article, you will move through five steps to assist you in bringing your campus into the digital age.

Rasmussen College President Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen to Retire, June 2020

Dr. Ann Leja, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, to become Interim President MINNEAPOLIS–Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced that effective June 1, 2020, Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen will retire as president. Following her retirement, she will be honored with the title of president emerita. Dr. Ann Leja, Rasmussen’s vice More Info »

Congress Strikes Deal for $2 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package – NASFAA

After a series of long negotiations that spanned through the weekend and into early this week, the Senate passed the third COVID-19 relief package early Thursday morning by a vote of 96-0. The bill, dubbed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, represents a compromise between Senate Republicans and Democrats, both of whom More Info »

San Francisco’s Top Art School Plans Closing After Almost 150 Years – The New York Times

Efforts to save the alma mater of Annie Leibovitz and Kehinde Wiley collapsed as the coronavirus sent the Bay Area on lockdown. The San Francisco Art Institute will not accept students for the fall semester after almost 150 years in operation, ending the legacy of a once-storied school that produced famous artists like Annie Leibovitz, More Info »

Already Looking for the Next Stimulus – Inside Higher Ed

College leaders were disappointed by the Senate’s stimulus proposal. But they are looking ahead to getting more in another round. Advocates who have been pushing for student loan debt to be canceled were disappointed that, even with a $2.2 trillion price tag, the stimulus package approved by the U.S. Senate late Wednesday night doesn’t do More Info »

Washington Watch: What the CARES Act holds for higher ed – Community College Daily

The Senate late Wednesday passed a massive compromise stimulus bill, which includes nearly $14 billion for higher education. After its 96-to-zero vote, the Senate now sends the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748) to the House, which is expected to pass it on Friday morning. President Trump has said he would More Info »

Preparing for The Great Enrollment Crash – The Evolllution

It’s predicted that enrollment rates will come crashing down by the 2025/2026 school year. Will institutions be ready for it? You’ve heard the news, right? Colleges and universities in the United States, particularly private institutions, need to start preparing for the “Great Enrollment Crash” coming in the 2025/2026 school year. The enrollment decline is forthcoming More Info »

Powers Update Regarding COVID-19 Guidance for Postsecondary Institutions – Powers

The spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has had an unprecedented impact on higher education institutions across the country. Schools are closing campuses, sending students home, and transitioning their academic programs from brick-and-mortar sites to distance education delivery methods. This article provides links to, and briefly summarizes, recent guidance issued by federal agencies and More Info »

A New Great Depression For Higher Education? – Forbes

Moody’s Investor Services and Fitch have proclaimed that the financial outlook for American higher education looks bad. Moody’s has given the sector negative ratings for most recent years, predicting low albeit positive tuition revenue growth. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, is the undoing of colleges, as it reeks havoc on many other businesses, families, and institutions More Info »

Virginia’s Governor Urges Liberty U. to Tell Students to Stay Home – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Quoting Scripture, Gov. Ralph S. Northam of Virginia on Wednesday strongly urged Liberty University’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., to reconsider his decision to invite thousands of students to return to campus amid the state’s worsening coronavirus crisis. “We appreciate that our colleges and universities are making accommodations for students with special cases, but that is More Info »