Category Archives: Higher Ed News

2013 – Year in Review

December 30, 2013

2013 was an important year for Capella and competency-based education. In March, the U.S. Department of Education invited higher education institutions to submit programs for consideration under Title IV federal financial aid that did not rely on seat time. The … Continue reading

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Capella Named Winner of College Scorecard Design Challenge

December 23, 2013

Earlier this year, the Lumina Foundation announced a “College Scorecard Challenge” built around suggestions for strengthening the College Scorecard the White House released last February. Jillian Klein, Capella’s director of Public and Financial Aid Policy, worked with a cross-functional team … Continue reading

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Competency-based education and the real world

December 3, 2013

Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, recently published an article that dives deeper into what competency-based education should encompass and what the student’s role in becoming “competent” should be. “If Competency Is the Goal, … Continue reading

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Capella Featured in the New York Times

October 29, 2013

Earlier this year, President Obama issued a call to improve college affordability and encouraged more colleges to innovate with cutting-edge practices. The need to provide high value and increase college affordability continues. With that, I am excited to share that … Continue reading

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FlexPath featured in front page Star Tribune article

October 7, 2013

  The need for innovation in higher education has never been greater, and I’m pleased to share that the media continues to focus on direct assessment,  specifically Capella’s FlexPath program, as an innovation that can lower the cost and the … Continue reading

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