Presidents / chancellors

Laureate's growing global network of institutions

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Laureate Education has quietly become an 800,000-student behemoth and a major player in global higher education. So what is the company, exactly?

UniversityNow's unique approach to accreditation and federal financial aid

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UniversityNow signs up more than 1,000 students for low-cost, competency-based degree programs without the lure of federal financial aid. 

An accreditor for emerging models in higher education

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Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.

Two-year colleges in California mull bachelor's degrees

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The state's community colleges become the latest to consider four-year degrees, a move with big implications there and beyond.

Stackable credentials in energy industry take off in Texas

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Texas community colleges create stackable credentials for jobs in booming oil and gas industry, so students can leave when hired and return later.

Eastern Washington U. adopts a market approach to faculty raises

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Eastern Washington U. and its faculty union agree to base professors' raises on how much above or below the market they are in their disciplines.

 

Promising remedial math reform in Tennessee expands

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Tennessee expands a remedial math project that reaches into high schools to boost college readiness, and the state's governor backs the reform with real money.

New gainful employment proposal would affect more programs with fewer rules

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As Education Department begins new round of deliberations over "gainful employment," its draft language is both simpler and stricter.

Altius releases documents on Ivy Bridge College accreditation fight

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Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.

U. of Texas president wants faculty input on future of online education

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In report to faculty and students, UT president outlines principles for online education and asks for greater input from professors. 

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