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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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Gallup-Purdue Index

May 7, 2014

Yesterday Gallup, Purdue University and Lumina Foundation released the results of their joint-research effort on the long-term success of graduates as they embark on their life after school. This index provides insight into the relationship between the college experience and … Continue reading

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Scott Kinney to publish articles on LinkedIn

April 24, 2014

I am excited to announce that Scott Kinney, president of Capella University, is now writing full-length articles on innovation in higher education for LinkedIn. His first article was published last week and is focused on the relationship between competency-based education … Continue reading

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Meeting the explosive demand for skills that public institutions cannot always meet

March 18, 2014

Nexus recently released a study that focuses on the high costs that state taxpayers would incur if undergraduate students served by proprietary institutions instead enrolled in two- and four-year public institutions. The study calculated the financial implications in California, New … Continue reading

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SXSWedu recap

March 10, 2014

I had a great time at SXSWedu this week. For those of you who aren’t familiar, SXSWedu is a conference focusing on innovation in learning. It is part of SXSW, which is an annual music, film and interactive conference held … Continue reading

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