March 19, 2013
Capella has been working on a number of innovative methods to positively impact our learner population. Two stories were highlighted today in the media:
-Paul Fain’s article “Beyond the Credit Hour” discusses the work Capella, and a small handful of other institutions, are doing with direct assessment. Capella’s work on direct assessment has the potential drive innovations leading to more affordable, flexible options for adult learners, saving both time and money.
-In response to the decision of the Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and Army to suspend their tuition assistance programs due to budget pressures, Capella will cover the TA funding for the spring quarter 2013 for military students who have been impacted by the suspension. The story was covered today in the Pioneer Press.