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Scott Kinney writes about direct assessment for the Training Magazine

March 26, 2015

Scott Kinney, Capella University president, recently wrote a piece on direct assessment programs for the Training Magazine, a professional development magazine that advocates training and workforce development as a business tool. Through Rodney Showmar’s story, Scott outlines the problem many working adult … Continue reading

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Dean Barbara Butts Williams, Ph.D., featured in TC Daily Planet

March 23, 2015

School of Business Dean Barbara Butts Williams, Ph.D., was featured in an article on TC Daily Planet today highlighting her participation in a panel discussion at the United Negro College Fund’s State of Minnesota Leaders’ Luncheon on Education. The panel discussed … Continue reading

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FlexPath Grads in eCampus News Article

March 20, 2015

Capella’s FlexPath graduates were featured today in a great piece by eCampus News, “New pathway in higher-ed sifts out serious professionals“. Recent graduates, John Scafide and Tapitha Jamison were interviewed for the piece, as well as MBA faculty chair, Dr. … Continue reading

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(PODCAST) Brian Barton: Insights on the Creation of FlexPath

March 16, 2015

Now that commencement is over, we are back with another podcast. I spoke recently with Brian Barton, business faculty chair for Capella’s School of Business and Technology. Brian was one of the faculty members who helped create Capella’s competency-based, direct-assessment program, … Continue reading

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Affordability, Accessibility and Flexibility

March 13, 2015

Today, Politico featured three of Capella’s FlexPath graduates in a piece on competency-based education direct assessment programs. The piece, titled “Affordability, Accessibility and Flexibility”, highlighted graduates Tapitha Jamison, John Scafide and Tracy Dudley and their stories of how the FlexPath program helped … Continue reading

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