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(PODCAST): Sue Talley’s story and the role of women in IT

January 16, 2015

In this episode of Education Matters, I spoke with Sue Talley, Capella’s dean of technology. Sue’s journey into information technology is unique, as she actually started her career as a high school English teacher. It’s a good story – Sue worked at … Continue reading

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(PODCAST): Introducing the Education Matters podcast

January 14, 2015

The Education Matters blog is getting a new partner in 2015: the Education Matters podcast! Why a podcast? I’ve been a big fan of podcasts for years… Bill Simmons, Mark Maron, Effectively Wild, Nerdist, the Orvis Fly-Fishing podcast, etc. It’s … Continue reading

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Capella approved to participate in latest round of experimental sites

January 13, 2015

This round of experimental sites, announced in July, will allow at least 40 colleges to experiment with competency-based education and prior learning assessment, granting them a waiver from certain rules that govern federal financial aid. Capella was approved by the … Continue reading

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Balancing the Funding Equation: A Simplified College Financial Support Model

Late last year, the Lumina Foundation hosted a challenge soliciting proposals for how we might rethink the student financing system in the US. As our country prepares to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, it is a great time to be … Continue reading

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President Scott Kinney participates in The New York Times’ Schools for Tomorrow Conference

September 12, 2014

Today’s guest post is from Capella University President Scott Kinney.  This week, I was honored to be a part of the New York Times’ Schools for Tomorrow conference in New York. I participated in a panel on the state of … Continue reading

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