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Veteran Alumni Report Positive Experiences at Proprietary Institutions According to New Survey

By Rachel Tripp, Director of Communications, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)
A survey, conducted by Hanover Research on behalf of Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU), aimed to help the organization and policymakers learn more about the needs and outcomes of veteran students and veteran alumni who attended a proprietary institution. Respondents reported positive experiences at proprietary institutions in relation to preparation for future success.

Christopher Lambert: ACCET Positioned Perfectly for Where Higher Education is Going

Written from an interview with Christopher Lambert, Executive Director, ACCET
Christopher Lambert is the new Executive Director of Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). He lays out his plan for moving forward, with a foundation in caring for people as much as caring about the work in addition to utilizing technology to springboard into the future.

Centura on Top of Job Trends as it Begins More Renewable Energy Training Programs

Written from an interview with Joel A. English, Executive Vice President and Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Chancellor, Centura College, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Tidewater Tech
Centura College has made a commitment to add renewable energy programs to its offerings, and plans to take renewable energy to the next level in career and technical education. The timing is certainly right with its newest program, wind turbine maintenance, as nearly 400 wind turbines are built or under construction in the Mid-Atlantic region.

HEERF Audit Guide for Proprietary Institutions: Key Takeaways

By Ted Blendermann, CPA, CFP, and Michael Wherry, CPA, McClintock & Associates and Scott Goldschmidt, Counsel and Jayna Marie Rust, Associate, Thompson Coburn, LLP
This article will summarize the important aspects of the Guide for Compliance Attestation Engagements of Proprietary Schools Expending Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and is not meant to be all-inclusive. It is broken down into three main sections: Audit Thresholds and Timing, Audit Testing and Implications of CFR Provisions, and Audit Reports and Corrective Action Plans (CAPs).

The Future of Career Education

By Wallace K. Pond, Ph.D.
Institutions that find a way to offer shorter, cheaper, high quality programs and credentials that lead directly to good employment opportunities, will be in high demand over the next several years as we work our way out of an economic depression and transition to the next normal in post-secondary education.

Morale Building at Pima Medical’s Colorado Springs Campus

By Tara Dailey, Regional Director of Operations, Pima Medical Institute
While campus morale is always important, the added strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the workplace pivots that came along with that added an additional layer of stress for many. Pima Medical Institute utilizes FranklinCovey techniques to build morale and improve campus culture among faculty and staff of the Colorado Springs campus.

Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines – A Book Review

By Dr. Wallace E. Boston, Jr., President Emeritus, American Public University System
After reading a short blurb about “Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines,” by Lumina CEO Jamie Merisotis, Boston was skeptical that anyone would be able to make an argument that the number of jobs will increase as AI continues to be embraced by more and more companies. After reading and rereading “Human Work,” Boston continues to be a skeptic, but is more of a believer in the methodology proposed by Mr. Merisotis.