Institution types

Indiana (with Lumina boost) to take over Carnegie Classifications

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The Carnegie Foundation will no longer produce the regular groupings of higher education institutions. Indiana University will take them over -- with a big assist from the Lumina Foundation.

New online learning portal from for-profit veteran

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Michael Clifford has launched a new online course provider, this time a nonprofit. And the site's 27 courses have all earned ACE credit recommendations.

Apollo hires Jane Oates, former Labor Department official

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Jane Oates, formerly a top Labor Department official and Ted Kennedy aide, joins University of Phoenix parent company to oversee employer relations for the for-profit giant. 

Luther Seminary makes deep cuts to faculty and staff amid tough times for theological schools

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Sudden, deep cuts at the largest Lutheran seminary illustrate the challenges facing theological schools across denominations.

N.C. community college to issue grades, certificates for soft skills

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Community college in N.C. plans to evaluate "soft skills" and issue workplace readiness certificates for students who get passing marks.

Carnegie Foundation considers a redesign for the credit hour

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The Carnegie Foundation, which created the credit hour, considers a redesign so the standard could better fit with emerging approaches to higher education.

Strayer's scholarship and tuition discounting by for-profit colleges

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Strayer offers big new scholarships, with tuition savings of as much as 30 percent. Will for-profits begin discounting tuition to cope with declining enrollment and federal scrutiny?

Next Steps for Harkin and For-Profits

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Senator Harkin's two-year investigation of for-profit higher education ends, but the policy battle is far from over. What comes next?

Texas technical colleges want to link state funding and employment outcomes

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Texas technical colleges want to link 45 percent of their operating budget to the employment success of graduates.

'Audit' at Monroe Community College finds officials were over-communicating with students

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Ever wonder why students ignore important messages? One college figured out that less may be more when it comes to communication.

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