Category Archives: Learning and Career Outcomes

Income Data and the Degree

October 26, 2012

Scott Kinney, Capella University’s president, wrote: Income Data and the Degree, a piece that ran in Inside Higher Education this week. The piece argues that the federal government should make the tool for calculating the incomes of a program’s graduates … Continue reading

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Capella University Served as Pilot Institution in ‘Assuring Quality’ Assessment Tool

October 16, 2012

Capella University served as a pilot institution that helped design and test the higher education assessment tool “Assuring Quality: An Institutional Self-Assessment Tool for Excellent Practice in Student Learning Outcomes Assessment” by the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and … Continue reading

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Shaping the Future of Higher Education

May 15, 2012

Below is a policy paper that Capella Education Company has drafted and is sending to policy makers, higher education thought leaders and media. It is the first in a series. Please share it and let me know what you think.

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Department of Education announces they will include part-time students in graduation rates

April 13, 2012

The Department of Education made an important announcement on Wednesday. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, announced Wednesday that part-time students will now be included in federal reporting for college graduation rates. This will have a significant impact as the vast majority … Continue reading

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Interesting Work Done by the Chronicle on Graduation Rates

March 5, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education released an interesting report this morning on graduation rates. There’s a lot to examine here. One of the most interesting things is that the federal definition for graduation rate is defined as the percentage of … Continue reading

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