In working to loosen proprietary-college regulation, contemporary politicians break decades of GOP precedent. In Congress, on the presidential campaign trail, and in the editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal, Republicans have been unified in the belief that the Obama administration badly overreached in its attempts to regulate for-profit career colleges that leave graduates unable More Info »
By Marc M. Jerome, President, Monroe College
Thousands of students across the country take on unnecessary student loan debt as a result of cost of attendance and other financial aid policies. There is more the Department should do to partner with colleges in reducing student debt.
Stanbridge University’s new Virtual Reality lab is allowing students, using a stylus and 3-D glasses, to virtually ‘lift’ an object off a screen, manipulate and adjust to see it at different angles, and magnify for fine details. Students can also dissect layers and components of a model for a deeper understanding of interconnectivity.
The 2016 presidential election was the equivalent of a “reboot” of the political landscape and creates an opportunity for a more predictable and prosperous future for the proprietary education sector. While rebooting works surprisingly well to fix problems for technology, the when, the how, and maybe even the why of the fixes for the sector will not be known until well into 2017.
Open Educational Resources (OER) can successfully be implemented in the proprietary college curriculum if they are used with consideration, intention, and the right strategy. Harrison College shares their experience with OER and lessons learned in the process.