Category Archives: Higher Education Policy Reform

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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The future of direct assessment

February 26, 2014

Today’s guest post is from Capella’s Director of Public & Federal Aid Policy, Jillian Klein. I would like to welcome Jillian back from maternity leave! An article in last week’s Inside Higher Ed called “Taking the Direct Path” talks all … Continue reading

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Fighting the affordability crisis

January 8, 2014

Capella’s President Scott Kinney wrote a powerful article in the Hechinger Report today on how innovation in higher education can help make college more affordable. To address this national crisis, we must support innovation in higher ed. By re-thinking how … Continue reading

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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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“Shaking up” how we offer higher education

July 25, 2013

Few would argue that our higher education system needs to evolve to become more affordable for students. But the question is:  how do we do that without sacrificing educational quality? In a speech yesterday, President Obama stressed the need to … Continue reading

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