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DeVos delays and eases appeals process for colleges under gainful employment rule

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is taking steps to further delay and ease the appeals process for career college programs subject to the Obama-era gainful employment rule. The Education Department announced today that colleges will have until February to file appeals of their graduates’ earnings data — a key metric the department uses under the regulation More Info »

Continuing Education Courses, Credentials Make for Better Teachers

Written from an Interview with Dr. Joseph F. Shiver II, Director, Faculty Development, Joint Special Operations University
Continuing education courses and the Certified Higher Education Professional credential help to make faculty better and more creative instructors, which helps to keep students involved and retained.


Snapchat: Social Media App can Help Colleges Connect With Prospective, Current Students

Written from an Interview with Donna Nicholson, Director of Integrated Media and Content Development, and Sofia Anzalone and Marc Dipasquale, Social Media Coordinators, Berkeley College
Snapchat, a photo- and video-messaging app, allows for short-lived, but fun messages with friends. But Berkeley College officials are finding that it is also an important way to reach out to current and prospective students since it is the network for teens and young adults.

CPI is out. ROI is in.

Engaging Students in Their Learning

By Christine Sproles, MSN, BSN, RN, Assistant Dean of Nursing and Nursing Instructor, Fortis Institute
Engaging students in their learning may seem like a daunting task. The purpose of this article is to provide strategies for motivating students to be engaged in their own learning and, at the same time, make the learning enjoyable and improve student outcomes.

Study Abroad Programs are Beneficial for Career Students and Schools

Evaluating New Programs Before They Launch: A Simple Approach to Ensuring Program Demand, Quality, and Viability

By Wallace K. Pond, Ph.D.
Pond has seen so many programs that lacked a solid vetting process, he eventually developed his own “New Program Viability Review.” It is a comprehensive rubric that covers several basic areas and requires that items within those areas be individually scored.

Study Abroad Programs are Beneficial for Career Students and Schools