Career/Tech Education

Barriers to competency-based education may be lifting, panel says

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Competency-based education is all the rage, except that no college has yet to go all-in. Panel discusses why, with Education Department official promising that feds won't stand in the way.

U.S. appeals court issues mixed decision on for-profit challenge to rules

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Federal appeals court weighs in on for-profit group's challenge to tightened Education Department rules, siding partially with industry on marketing-related regulation but upholding most of lower court decision.

Taking stock of the completion agenda's benefits, and limits

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Community college leaders say "completion agenda" has been good for the sector, even when painful, but they worry that the focus could have unintended consequences if it becomes a fixation.

 

Community college association calls for change from within

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Major report from community college association sets broad goals for the sector, but is couched in familiar terms.

Differential tuition grows in popularity, even at community colleges

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Despite the uproar over Santa Monica, differential tuition has become normal at many public universities and is making inroads in community colleges.

Rasmussen College Proves Bigger Isn't Always Better

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With a focus on job training and steady growth, Rasmussen College may look more like a local college than a for-profit

For-profit-college group taps Steve Gunderson as next president

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For-profit-college group will name Steve Gunderson as its new president. The former Republican congressman has a reputation as a bridge-builder and strong ties to traditional higher education.

ConAgra recruits nontraditional students for IT internship

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In an era of supposed vocationalism, the technology internship program at one large food company in Nebraska seeks out biologists, journalists and marketers.

For-profits should get ahead of accountability push, experts say

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Panelists at for-profit association meeting say industry should get ahead of accountability push by measuring student outcomes and making them public.

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