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The New ‘Hire’ Education

July 15, 2014

Michelle Rhee-Weise of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation wrote a great article on the future of higher education and how it needs to change to better serve today’s students. “One of the core components of a disruptive innovation … Continue reading

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H.R. 3136 passed by the House Education & the Workforce Committee

July 10, 2014

Today H.R. 3136, the Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act, was advanced by the Education & the Workforce Committee, along with two other bipartisan bills to reform the nation’s higher education system. Please see the committee’s news release on today’s … Continue reading

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NASFAA Conference Recap

July 7, 2014

Today’s guest post is from Capella’s Director of Public & Federal Aid Policy, Jillian Klein. Last week I joined over 2,000 financial aid administrators in Nashville for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) conference. This annual conference … Continue reading

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President Scott Kinney to participate in Aspen Ideas Festival

June 26, 2014

Capella University president Scott Kinney will be traveling to Aspen, Colorado to participate in the Aspen Ideas Festival next week. The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation’s “premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many … Continue reading

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The backbone of the American higher education system

June 17, 2014

Jeffrey Selingo wrote a compelling piece in the Chronicle yesterday on the role of the bachelor’s degree. This article brought up a very central and timely question in higher education – how can we better serve today’s students and their … Continue reading

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