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Exploring Educational and Healthcare Provider Partnerships to Improve Graduate Placement and Healthcare Recruiting Outcomes

By Dr. Amanda Smith, Vice Provost - Curriculum and Academic Services and Beth Garland, Senior Vice President - Strategic Operations, Ultimate Medical Academy
As healthcare providers face increasing competition to source strong employees in a tight labor market, proactive partnerships with educational institutions can help build a pipeline of job-ready candidates. This article discusses how Ultimate Medical Academy is implementing a strategic plan to help graduates obtain jobs and to help healthcare employers reduce interview-to-hire ratios, optimize hiring channels, and decrease hiring costs.

The Lifecycle of Giving

By Kristen Torres, Regional Director of Operations, Pima Medical Institute
Creating a robust community engagement program at your institution will elevate and enhance your students to better meet the needs of employers. This article highlights best practices in teaching and modeling the art of giving back.

The Path to Success in Certification and Licensure

By LeeAnn Rohmann, President, Legacy Education and Lori Sypher, Vice President of Sales, Private Sector Education, Elsevier Education
When a school is struggling with certification and licensure outcomes, it is necessary to understand the cause in order to determine the best solution. Schools that adopt a personalized learning program are more likely to see improvement in their certification and licensure rates.

2016 Proprietary Higher Education Review: “Have you Tried Rebooting?”

By Tony Guida, Partner, Education Group of Duane Morris LLP
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.

Hard Facts About Soft Skills

Dr. Amanda Opperman, Director of Competency-Based Solutions, Wonderlic, Inc.
Job seekers struggle to get noticed among the thousands of candidates who have the same training and certifications. Learn how data from a recent nationwide survey of employers can equip job seekers, educators, and employers with the data, tools and resources necessary to understand and close the soft skills gap.

The Impending Crisis for Educational Institutions Accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

By Wallace K. Pond, Ph.D.
The current situation, in which a large accrediting commission may be involuntarily shut down, is unprecedented in U.S. accreditation history. Dr. Pond’s article discusses the implications on higher education institutions and students, where ACICS accredited institutes would go and the accreditation migration process.