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Ultimate Medical Academy Wins KnowBe4 Sharky Awards

The institution’s efforts to raise awareness about cybersecurity threats and to protect institutional and personal information are recognized by industry experts. Tampa, Fla., May 14, 2019 – Ultimate Medical Academy, a nonprofit healthcare educational institution, was recently presented with the first ever KnowBe4 Sharky Awards for Best Security Awareness Plan and Best Phishing Campaign. The More Info »

Washington News Brief

By Sharon H. Bob, Ph.D., Higher Education Specialist, Powers Pyles Sutter and Verville, PC
The following Washington career college news brief is a summary of important higher education news originating from Washington D.C.

The Resurrection of the Obama-Era Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule

By Katherine Lee Carey, Special Counsel with the Education Regulatory Practice Group, Cooley LLP
Six months after a federal District Court ruled that the Department of Education must implement the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule, guidance has finally been issued.


ECPI University Becomes one of the First Universities to Issue Degrees Digitally

Written by Barbara A. Schmitz from an interview with Jeff Arthur, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Chief Information Officer, ECPI University
ECPI University became one of the first universities in the nation to issue degrees digitally, providing secure, immediate verification to prospective employers and others. ECPI University’s Jeff Arthur predicts the technology will be “a revolutionary game-changer for higher education by putting ownership of student records into the hands of students.”

Dos and Don’ts to Achieve Student Success in Today’s Higher Education Landscape

The Hidden Motivations of Prospective Students – New Research

By Shane Sparks, Co-founder, Enrollment Resources
Enrollment Resources recently compiled data from over 125,000 prospective students who had completed a detailed online survey. An analysis of the results has uncovered fascinating insights into career education prospective students, including where they are in the process, their work situation and motivations.

The Communication Hierarchy – A Major Tool in Generating Referrals

No Internet? No Device? No Problem: Making Electronic Course Materials Easily Accessible

By Bruce Schneider, Vice President of Business Engineering, Ambassador Education Solutions
Digital course materials can increase convenience and reduce costs, yet they are dependent upon student accessibility. Learn how a device program can help and explore important considerations along the way, including offering Wi-Fi hotspots, delivering print-on-demand options, and allowing for downloadable digital content.

From Predictive to Proactive: How One Institution is Applying Data to Raise the Bar on Student Support